Welcome to the Lodger Guide for Landlords in England & Wales

This website is a basic guide dedicated to helping homeowners and sub-letters rent their spare-room to lodgers in England & Wales. Each article is written to help you understand the requirements and processes involved with being a lodger landlord.

If you have a spare room in your home, taking in a lodger is a great way to earn extra income, particularly to help contribute with the household bills, and that’s why it’s becoming increasingly common in these tough economical times. Moreover, an increasing amount of people are looking to house share to keep their expenses to a minimum.

If you are interested or new to renting your room to a lodger, you may want to start reading through the articles listed in the left sidebar of the page. A good starting point is the post on the definition of a lodger. Please be aware, a ‘lodger’ and lodger agreements is NOT the same as a ‘tenant’ and ‘assured shorthold tenancy agreements’. The information on this website is only focused on providing information on lodgers in England & Wales.

If you decide that taking in a lodger is something you want to do, you may then want to learn how to find a lodger. But more importantly, what the landlord’s legal obligations are when taking in a lodger.

Disclaimer: please note, this website is here to provide information, comment and discussion. Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek help from a qualified professional regarding any legal issue or dispute. For more information, please read our full disclaimer.

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