In 2020, there were at least 500,000 HMO properties on the market. Houses of multiple occupations (HMOs) are homes rented by people from 3 or more households. For instance, you might see many HMO properties on a university campus to allow for ‘house shares’. If you’re looking to secure your […]
The Essential Guide To Successfully Renting Your Property To Multiple Occupants
HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy) properties are becoming increasingly popular in the rental market and offer an excellent opportunity for landlords to make a substantial return on their investment. This essential guide will provide you with all the information you need to successfully rent out your property to multiple occupants, […]
HMO’s Continue To Hold Market Premium
Market analysis from specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital, has revealed that the current market value of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) currently sits above wider market values, suggesting that new licensing laws have had a limited impact on the appetite for the often perceived trickier path to building a buy-to-let […]
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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Investing in HMOs
Over the last 10-15 years, the UK private rental and HMO (houses in multiple occupation) sectors have grown strongly. From student accommodation to shared housing, HMOs are an attractive option for investors and landlords, but they don’t come without some compromises. Mark Cotter, Real Estate Director and Anusha Peries, Real […]
Things All Landlords Should Know Before Managing HMOs
While bedsits and roommate arrangements have always existed, a number of cultural shifts are increasing the number of HMOs. This includes the increase of Monday to Friday renters in London and other urban centres and college students moving from dorms to shared houses. As a property owner, HMOs can be […]
Sourcing Deals for Serviced Accommodation Strategies
HMO vs Buy-to-Let investment: What are the main differences?
For all the (largely unwelcome) changes in the buy-to-let market of late, the fact still remains that the ancient law of supply and demand ensures that residential buy-to-let remains an attractive asset class and that even the Houses-in-Multiple-Occupation niche, which is particularly highly regulated, can be a solid option for […]
Buy to let changes for 2019
Are new HMO rules practically unenforceable on the ground?
Government plans to crack down on rogue landlords through the expansion of mandatory HMO licensing look set to fall short – according to new figures from Simple Landlords Insurance. The changes will not only leave most criminal landlords outside of the licensing system, but will increase the administrative and cost […]