Marketing & Finding a Lodger

The good news is… you don’t have to use an expensive high-street letting agent to find you a lodger. You can do it yourself. Easily.

This section of the lodger landlord guide is for new and experienced landlords- helping both to find a new lodger quickly and cost-efficiently. We explain exactly how you can reach a mass targeted audience and generate enquiries from dozens and dozens of prospective lodgers. It’s easier than you may think.

But we don’t just cover ‘how to find a new lodger’, but perhaps more crucially, we also cover how to reference a lodger so you find the best lodger just for you.

If you haven’t been a landlord before and you’re looking to find a lodger for the first time, it is highly recommend that you read through the introduction to lodgers section and the getting started as a lodger landlord section before looking for a lodger. That is, if you haven’t done so already.

Lodger Security Deposits

Taking a deposit from your lodger isn’t “required”, but it is sensible, so you are protected against any rent arrears or damages. How much deposit to take The typical amount taken is one month’s worth of rent, but many also demand up to 6 weeks. But generally, most landlords ask for the former. Most lodgers […]

How to Reference Your Lodger

Unfortunately, this is where many landlords get it wrong, even experienced ones, and consequently why many landlords end up having disputes with their lodgers, whether it be over financial reasons, or incompatibility issues. Finding the right lodger can be tricky, so it’s important to get it right. Many landlords rely on their first impressions during […]

Lodger Viewings & Interviews

Lodger viewings and interviews may seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time and you’re not particularly comfortable with strangers in your home. Most lodgers are complete strangers, so any doubts or fears are completely understandable. But in reality, it doesn’t need to be a formal process, and it usually isn’t. Most viewings are extremely […]

How to Find a Lodger

If this is the first time you’re considering the prospect of looking for and finding a lodger, it’s recommended to be familiar with the basics first, like the advantages and disadvantages of a lodger, and more importantly, what your legal obligations are as a lodger landlord. Once you’ve done your research and due diligence, the […]