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    Setting up an HMO: What You Need to Know and What to Include in it

    11 March 2017

    In this blog post Relo has compiled a list of all the things we advise all of our landlords to include in the property when setting up an HMO or to put in if you haven’t already in an existing one. They may seem basic and obvious but many landlords don’t bother and this should act as a good checklist for your property.

    In the Hallway

    Notice Board with HMO License, Gas Cert and EPCFront Door MatHall Rug/MatRack for coats and shoesDoor stops behind front doorPendants have lampshades onShelf for Wi-fi with Wi-fi Installed

    In all Bedrooms

    Curtains with curtain rails and hooksLampshades on all lightsDouble BedA WardrobeA chest of drawersA bedside tableA deskA binA bedside lightA full-length mirrorChrome Hooks on back of doorPictures and Artwork on wallsBedroom number on front of doorDoorstop behind all bedroom doors

    In every Bathrooms

    Loo Roll HolderLoo BrushSoapBathmatMirrorLight above mirrorShelf above sinkToiletry holders by sink and in shower

    Sitting room (if there is one)

    SofaChair/BeanbagTelevisionCurtains on windowsLampshades on lightsPictures on the walls



    Fridge/Freezer (1 fridge shelf per tenant and 1 freezer shelf per tenant)Washing MachineTumble DryerDishwasher where possibleExtra Oven and Hob if more than 7 people (should be 1 hob per tenant)

    Work Surfaces

    ToasterKettleMicrowaveFull set of Kitchen Knifes2 x Chopping BoardsChrome Kitchen Roll Holder


    Washing Up BrushWashing up BowlDrying RackFairy liquid

    Cupboards and Draws

    8 x Plates (Big and Small) and Bowls8 x Mugs8 x Glasses (both Tumblers and Wine)8 x knifes/folks/Spoons? (of each)Cutlery Tray2 x Pair of Oven Gloves4 x Tea TowelsTowel Hooks


    Peeler2 x Chopping Boards3 x Wooden Spoons2 x sets of Saucepans2 x Frying pans1 x Roasting Tray2 x Baking Tray2 x Oven Proof Dish (Small and Large)MasherGarlic CrusherSet of ScissorsCan and Tin OpenerSpatulaSieveColliderCheese GreaterMeasuring JugTongsWhiskBottle OpenerMixing Bowls (Large and small)2 x Trivets


    Kitchen ClockArtwork on wall2 x bins in the kitchen (One normal, One Recycling)Fire blanketFire extinguisherCarbon Monoxide Alarm

    Utility Room/Area

    Mop and bucketA Henry the HooverIron and ironing board with holding rack put upBroomDust Pan and brushExtendable Feather DusterClothes Drying Rack (Airier)Washing Pegs and Washing LineCleaning clothes, sprays and BleachSpare Lightbulbs


    Lawn mown, table and chairs, 2 black bins & 2 recycling bins, BBQ, Washing line

    If you need help with HMO management then please give us a shout.

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