When you’re planning your next HMO, don’t forget bikes! Many HMO tenants will use a bike as their main form of transport – so you must consider where they can be left safely and securely.
The hallway of the house is not a suitable location for a bike! Not only does it create a safety hazard it is against fire regulations. In some areas, and where you need planning permission there is a requirement for cycle racks to be installed.
So consider access to the rear of the property for tenants to be able to bring bikes in, and also to move bins in and out. Think once, think twice, think BIKE!