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    Hi,

    I am going to be renting my spare room to a colleague, possibly long term. There is no lock to the bedroom door. Currently shared bathroom, but an en-suite is planned for the spare room. Shared kitchen and dining room, and shared front door.
    Will this be classed as a lodger or a tenant? If lodger, is it advised to have a legal agreement? Can these be bought 'off the shelf' so to speak?

    Cheers

    #2
    The answer to your questions are Lodger, Yes and Yes.

    John

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      #3
      Great. Thank you

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        #4
        While this isn't your query, don't rent to people you know unless you are prepared for a sitcom or soap opera to break out.
        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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          #5
          He could also be a tenant, but that's not what you want. You want him to be a lodger/licensee.

          Just make sure nothing suggests that you grant him exclusive possession of the room.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
            While this isn't your query, don't rent to people you know unless you are prepared for a sitcom or soap opera to break out.
            Yes I can see the OP appearing alongside his new lodger on Gogglebox

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              #7
              Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
              He could also be a tenant, but that's not what you want. You want him to be a lodger/licensee.

              Just make sure nothing suggests that you grant him exclusive possession of the room.
              If the landlord is also living in said property, it's not really an issue?
              I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

              I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.

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                #8
                Originally posted by KTC View Post
                If the landlord is also living in said property, it's not really an issue?
                It's not an issue with respect to eviction.

                However, granting a tenancy does mean that the landlord cannot enter the room or face claims of trespass, etc.

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