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Cost of living crisis- is taking a lodger a good idea?

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The UK is currently facing a cost-of-living crisis, with rising prices and stagnant wages. Tenants struggling to make ends meet may consider taking in a lodger to help share the bills.

However, it’s important to note that tenants can only take in a lodger with their landlord’s written consent. They also need to ensure that they don’t give up exclusive possession of the property, which means that the landlord cannot enter their room without their permission.

Taking in a lodger can be a great way to ease the financial burden, but it’s important to do it right. Make sure you have a written agreement with your lodger that outlines their rights and responsibilities, as well as yours as a tenant and landlord.

Remember that lodgers aren’t covered by the same protections as tenants, so it’s important to be clear about expectations and boundaries from the beginning.

Overall, taking in a lodger can be a mutually beneficial arrangement, but it’s important to seek legal advice and make sure you’re following the correct procedures to avoid any complications down the line.

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