Who, How and Why of HMO investors

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

  • Around half of HMO (house in multiple occupation) landlords surveyed said that they use their property or portfolio as their sole source of income.
  • Despite the challenges of managing HMOs, the survey revealed that nearly half of the properties were self-managed by landlords.
  • The most common HMO portfolio size was the smallest, with 34% having between 4-10 properties.
  • Despite proposed rental reforms and local authority licensing schemes, confidence in HMOs remains strong, with the housing shortage driving demand for well managed house shares. Source: Dataloft by PriceHubble, Landbay. June 2024