Taking in an extra lodger can turn my property into an HMO?

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1 week ago

Hi All,

I am a live-in landlord and have granted planning permission for 4bed HMO (the HMO is in a non-license area).
At the moment, I have a couple as my lodgers but I want to rent one more room out to an individual. From my understanding, if I have three or more occupiers who form two or more households then my property is considered to be an HMO...
Is that the case even if I am a live-in landlord?
Would renting to 3 people turn my property into an HMO?
Also, if that is the case, what type of agreement should I sign with my new lodger?
Do I need to update the agreement with the existing lodgers?
Do I need to use a deposit protection scheme?

Thanks in advance :)

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