Dear Barry, One of my properties is a large 3-bed house in North Belfast. I currently rent to a young, unmarried couple in a long-term and stable relationship. Their lease is due for renewal in a couple of months' time. The couple's close friends are moving to the area as one of them has changed jobs, and they are interested in sharing the house with them. There is plenty of room, I've met both couples and they are all sensible young people. The current tenants have lived there for nearly two years now and I would be happy for their friends to move in. I'm just not sure if this would push the house into HMO territory as neither of the couples are married or in civil partnerships? Yours sincerely. Meredith.
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