Place often visited by hot family member (5)
I believe the answer is:
'place often visited' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)
'by hot family member' is the wordplay.
'by' says to put letters next to each other.
'hot' becomes 'h' (common abbreviation eg on taps).
'family member' becomes 'aunt' (sister of a parent).
'h'+'aunt' is 'HAUNT'.
(Other definitions for haunt that I've seen before include "favourite spot" , "A hangout" , "A frequently visited place" , "Frequent (a place)" , "place regularly visited" .)