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Pros And Cons Of Living In an HMO

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

Living in an HMO or House with Multiple Occupations is a popular choice these days. It is a great option for those who would like to live close to their work but don’t want to buy or rent their own property. Today Snug Shared Living addresses what an HMO is and what advantages and downsides living in an HMO has.

What is an HMO?

HMO or House with Multiple Occupations is a home where at least three unrelated tenants live and share bathroom and kitchen facilities. People who live in an HMO are usually the ones who appreciate the communal aspect of living and lower renting rates besides many other aspects of living in an HMO.

Advantages of living in an HMO

Living in an HMO has a great number of benefits some of which we’ve mentioned below:

No worries over bills

Living in an HMO means much less hassle. You can concentrate on your work or personal life as you won’t need to worry about bills any longer. Your bills, including council tax, water rates, and heating, will be included in the monthly rent. Snug Shared Living includes Heating, Electricity, Council Tax and Broadband. We also arrange for a cleaner to come in for weekly cleans and a gardener to look after the lawn and flower beds.

More affordable

Renting a property on your own is expensive. Living in an HMO is a much more affordable option. Besides, you can opt for a more desirable location closer to work or a city centre, so you save on your journeys and commuting. In addition, by choosing Snug you won’t need to worry about buying your own furniture – all our rooms are well-furnished.

A well-looked-after & managed property

Living in an HMO means living in a well-looked-after and managed property. Whenever there is any problem or issue your property owner will promptly deal with it. It’s extremely convenient and hassle-free and allows you to spend time on things you enjoy.

Added Security

Snug homes are safe and secure. Your bedroom has a lockable door, the fire escape route is protected, and there are fire detectors throughout the house, all of which provide peace of mind that you and your belongings are safe. Our fire detectors are interlinked, so when one alarm detects a fire they all go off together, alerting you and your housemates to a potential hazard as soon as possible and giving you time to get out safely.

Downsides of living in an HMO

The only drawback of living in an HMO is a lack of privacy when it comes to using the lounge, kitchen, and garden areas. However, if it is not something you are concerned about, living in an HMO can be an excellent choice for you to save money and find friends. Fortunately, there is a guide on how to maintain harmonious relationships with your housemates.

If you’re interested in living at Snug, please feel free to check out our available rooms today!

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