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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Is she renting the whole flat or rooms?
    Either or both. Each room as its own lockable door, but there are shared spaces (kitchen, bathroom etc.). She previously has let it to managed gangs of foreign builders several at a time to fill the place for 12 week blocks, but that has on occasion been problematic - not least due to language barriers.

    I think letting it as a whole four bedroom flat could be tricky with contractors as they tend to not work together at the same places for the same time like other professions such as solar-panel installer gangs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potatan View Post
    Either or both. Each room as its own lockable door, but there are shared spaces (kitchen, bathroom etc.). She previously has let it to managed gangs of foreign builders several at a time to fill the place for 12 week blocks, but that has on occasion been problematic - not least due to language barriers.

    I think letting it as a whole four bedroom flat could be tricky with contractors as they tend to not work together at the same places for the same time like other professions such as solar-panel installer gangs.
    Aren't there are different rules around Multiple Occupation Homes compared to letting the whole flat out isn't there so it's going to be very complicated if they are swapping and changing how they let it?

    Is it really a place contractors would rent if it's at the level for foreign builders and installer gangs?

    I'd say your friend needs to have a think about their letting strategy and target market, the rules about letting in that style and then think about where and how they advertise it.
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    Another thing she could try, is advertising the rooms at the client co's which hire a larger number of contractors in the area. If she knows anyone that works at GCHQ, Power Companies etc, she could ask them if it's possible to advertise internally. That's what I did when I worked away before, I found somewhere through gumtree and when I was leaving the owners asked me to put it on the notice board at the client co, as they were keen to get someone from there as it was close by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potatan View Post
    She's just looking to rent it at some point in the future, not just yet. I'm looking for avenues for her to advertise to a reliable crowd of potential IT contractors, as she has previously let it to gangs of builders, solar panel installers, that sort of thing - and it's been problematic at times.
    Get it on the GE site, lots of weekday subbies there on long term contracts who socialise together.
    BTW the request for pics wasn't for the flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Aren't there are different rules around Multiple Occupation Homes compared to letting the whole flat out isn't there so it's going to be very complicated if they are swapping and changing how they let it?

    Is it really a place contractors would rent if it's at the level for foreign builders and installer gangs?

    I'd say your friend needs to have a think about their letting strategy and target market, the rules about letting in that style and then think about where and how they advertise it.
    HMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    HMO

    https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/h...ple-occupation


    need a licence & special provisions (depends on council)
    But only if you have 5 or more people. She could keep under that with the rooms but the OP does mention gangs of foreign builders so could be many more. I just can't shake the feeling it's a bit of a iffy setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    But only if you have 5 or more people. She could keep under that with the rooms but the OP does mention gangs of foreign builders so could be many more. I just can't shake the feeling it's a bit of a iffy setup.
    please read the link.

    3 or more tenants = HMO
    5 or more tenants = Large HMO

    councils vary in their definition. From experience you may need significant extra fire precautions even with 4 tenants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    Get it on the GE site, lots of weekday subbies there on long term contracts who socialise together.
    BTW the request for pics wasn't for the flat.

    https://www.geaviation.com/
    I see the GE link you posted, but what do you mean by "get it on the GE site"? Is there a forum/subforum somewhere? I can't find one on your link

    Thanks in advance

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