HMO licensing for 6 tenants
What changes when you apply for a 6 tenant HMO licence
There is a reason why the most typical HMO properties in Edinburgh are licensed for 3, 4 or 5 tenants and why there are very few properties on the market with a licence for 6 or more tenants. Owners of larger investment flats may entertain the idea of maximising their income and applying for a 6 tenant HMO licence, but the standard for larger HMO properties is set significantly higher. So, what changes when you apply for a 6-tenant licence?
- 2 sinks with integral drainers,
- 2 fridges,
- 2 hobs with 2 extractor hoods,
- 2 ovens,
- 2 washing machines
Another obstacle is that planning permission for 6 occupiers will be required.
6 tenant HMO licence requirements are much more demanding – most investors thinking about a licence for more than 5 tenants should consider carefully if their property can meet all the mentioned requirements. Upgrading a suitable property will incur significant costs which is another factor that you will need to seriously consider.