Lodger Agreements

Licences to Occupy a Room in the Owner’s House

If you are letting out a room in your own home to a lodger, the lodger will have a licence rather than a tenancy. Even though renting a room can feel more informal than granting a tenancy, it is advisable to have a written agreement setting out what is required of the owner and the lodger. If practical matters are considered and documented at the outset, this should reduce the scope for disputes during the term of the lodger agreement. 

Owners should ensure they comply with any legal requirements prior to entering into a licence to occupy.  Our Compliance Checklist can be used to check that they are complying with housing law before the licence is entered into and during the licence period.  There are a number of template letters and documents which can be found in the Residential Landlord and Ownership Documents to assist with these requirements.  

These Licences to Occupy a Room in the Owner’s House cover both full-time and part-time (e.g. week days only) occupation by a lodger. They are drafted using plain English so that they can be easily understood.

These Licences to Occupy a Room in the Owner’s House are part of the Property Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1 year's unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Property Folder.

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