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    Can I charge a lodger counicl tax?
    He's paying £75 for rent only. If I charge him council tax can he claim it as he's on full HB? What proportion can I ask for if there's just two of us sharing the house? Half?

    Many thanks

  • #2
    Why complicate things? My lodgers' rent includes gas, electric, water, council tax, broadband internet access, tv licence, air.

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    • #3
      You can do what you like, but I think Poppy's already hit the nail on the head.

      You're presumably aware that you'd qualify for a single-person occupancy discount if you were on your own - if that makes any difference to you?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ericthelobster
        You're presumably aware that you'd qualify for a single-person occupancy discount if you were on your own - if that makes any difference to you?
        He's not on his own though. Are you suggesting he commits fraud?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve C
          He's not on his own though. Are you suggesting he commits fraud?
          Don't be daft, no. Merely pointing out that he's paying £X more per month in council tax simply because this person's living in his house; and he at least ought to have factored that figure (and probably more TBH) into his sums when calculating how much he should charge in rent.

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          • #6
            Thanks Poppy

            I can't get all inclusive because he's on HB & they just pay rent

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            • #7
              You seem to have misunderstood me ngadef. Set your rent so that it covers gas, electric, water, council tax, broadband internet access, tv licence, air and then call it "rent". Not hard.

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              • #8
                You can charge them all Inclusive, but you then break it down for the HB forms. Then anything the HB don't pay the tenant "tops up".
                GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING: I am a woman and am therefore prone to episodes of PMT... if you don't like what I have to say you can jolly well put it in your pipe and SMOKE IT!!

                Oh and on a serious note... I am NOT a Legal person and therefore anything I post could be complete and utter drivel... but its what I have learned in the University called Life!

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