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Why people who live in HMOs are at higher risk

People who live in HMOs are at more risk than those who occupy a property as a family unit. This is because an HMO is often occupied by more people than a single-family home.

HMOs that are poorly managed and badly maintained can put an extra burden on local services and have a negative impact on the area. That's why additional considerations apply to the management, maintenance and construction of HMOs.