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    Buying a big house taking on lodger

    I am living in a small place, but I need a bigger house. I already have rental which I could sell, but the capital gains tax is a deterrent to selling up.

    To make it affordable, I am wondering if I can take on a lodger, but is there a way of making the accommodation self-contained, as I don't want to share my personal space?

    A lodger has to be a licensee and therefore cannot have any exclusive space. I'm not sure when an excluded tenant ceases to be excluded because of the degree of separation of the property.


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