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Rent a room scheme

Could I rent out a room in my home?

You do not have to be a homeowner to rent a room in your home. Here are some key points to remember:

  • If you are renting check whether your rental agreement allows you to take in a lodger
  • If you have a mortgage check whether taking in a lodger is within your mortgage lenders terms and conditions
  • You should check with your insurance company as this might be affected
  • If you receive a 25% council tax discount because you live alone, you must inform the Council’s Revenue & Benefits team once another person moves in
  • If you claim benefits, these will almost certainly be affected by taking in a lodger

Last updated Monday, 1st July 2019

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