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R, Home Buyer in Houston, TX

Can I take in rent-paying housemates to help me with expenses in my owner occupied HUD home in Texas? I would continue to live in this residence.

Asked by R, Houston, TX Mon Feb 25, 2013

HUD house I purchased is too big, particularly since I no longer have family members living with me. Three bedrooms and the entire upstairs is going to waste currently. I have friends are that need temporary housing.

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It is YOUR house...... HUD has no say in your roommate situation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Yes, you can. I would encourage you to get your room rental agreements in writing so the ground rules are clear to tall involved.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
I would think that as long as the home remains your residence, it shouldn't be an issue. All that's required is that the buyer live in the property. From a practical point of view, however, how many friends are there? I wouldn't turn the place into a boarding house.

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