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    Rent a Room scheme

    I have a mobile home next to my property. Do I qualify for the rent a room scheme if I rent out the mobile home but the occupant must use the shower and washing facilities in my house i.e. so that the mobile home is not a separate unit of accommodation? There is a provision by the council that it must not be used as a separate unit. Thoughts please?

    #2
    You're really going to struggle with that not being a tenancy.
    If the tenant can lock the door to exclude you, and they could wash in a sink, that's likely to be a dwelling house.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      a) so the mobile home does not provide the (very) basic facilities that any tenant or judge would expect for a dwelling....
      b) Agree with jpk: Should it get to court (which is when the issue matters..) can;t see any judge deciding it's anything but a tenancy & you the landlord er... not at the better end of the landlord quality spectrum..
      c) You say "next to your property).
      - i) Do you live (all the time) in that property??
      - ii) Is the mobile home on your land or (literally) "next to" it, on someone else's land??
      d) Electricity in the 'van?

      In your shoes I'd not even try without getting a better 'van with shower/wash (? & presumably toilet??) facilities. Unless you want to be investigated under HHSRS...

      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        This page from Shelter may help: Renting a mobile home - Shelter England

        As already said, I can see planning restrictions being an issue for you. I'm not sure whether HHSRS also applies, but that could be problematic. Also vehicle insurance?

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          #5
          Thanks everyone. I will take your advice and not bother. The mobile home is on my property and the door is about 10ft away from my door but it has shower, toilet etc. I really don't think it's worth all the bother especially as I have an extremely difficult neighbour who would report me at the drop of a hat!

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            #6
            Just as an afterthought... Plan B: Would I be allowed to have someone stay in the mobile home rent free in return for helping me about the farm? (I have 10 acres which needs a lot of up keep in the summer) They would shower and wash and possibly cook in the main home but just sleep and use the lounge n the mobile home. Any thoughts??

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              #7
              The work that they do would effectively be rent.
              But the letting rules for agricultural workers are different - but that's about the extent of my knowledge.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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