Council Tax and rent a room.

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    Council Tax and rent a room.

    Hi,
    I have a good tenant who is constantly losing his job.He is now on benefit.To help him pay the rent on this 2 bed house,

    I have agreed that he can rent a room out to a guy who is working in the area for 4 nights a week.The weekends he goes home.

    My question is do I as the landlord need to inform the council of this person who is lodging there for this period,legally?

    Mr Warbrick
    I have looked for info on the web about this but can not find anything,would be gratful for help please.
    Mr Warbrick

    #2
    Presuming you rent the entire property to your tenant then council tax liability is his responsibility. I do however suspect that if the temporary lodger is there 4 nights out of 7 then he will need to be registered for council tax - ie if the tenant is claiming the 25% single person discount, he can say bye bye to that.

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      #3
      If this good tenant is to be honest as I'm sure he wishes to, he will need to advise the (various..) benefits agencies of his additional income: That if less than £4250pa it is not taxable under HMRC income-tax rules is very interesting, but it is still income ..
      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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