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You have the right to take in a lodger as long as you have the room and do not make your home overcrowded. You do not need our permission. Your lodger will not have the same rights as you and when you move out they must leave or be evicted.
You may no longer be entitled to a Council Tax discount if you are no longer the only adult living in your home. Having a lodger may affect your entitlement to Housing and Council Tax benefits.
If you receive Housing or Council Tax Benefit then you must tell the Council’s Housing Benefit section.
Sub-letting means that someone pays you rent to have the private use of a part of your home. You need to get our written permission before you can sub-let any part of your home.
You CANNOT sub-let your home to another person and move out of the property. If you move out, your tenancy will no longer be secure. This means you will lose your rights as a secure tenant. We will also take legal action to recover possession of your home.
Unlawful Occupation occurs where the whole of a property is lived in by someone other than the lawful tenant.
It can occur in the following situations:
We will take legal action to recover properties that are unlawfully occupied. If you suspect that a property is unlawfully occupied then please contact us|.
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