Taking in a lodger or subletting your home
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If you have a spare room, you may be considering taking in a lodger or subtenant to help you pay your rent. Or you may want to rent the whole of the property to someone else and move out. This section explains how to go about this and what the rights of your tenant will be.
If you want to take in a lodger or sublet your home, different rules apply depending on the kind of tenancy agreement you have. This section explains whether you are likely to be able to take in a lodger or sublet your home and what your responsibilities are as a landlord to your new tenant.
This section explains how to go about taking in a lodger or letting your home if you are a home owner. You'll probably have to get permission from your mortgage lender, and you'll need to check whether it will affect your tax and/or welfare benefits. It's also important to understand the responsibilities of being a landlord.