The 21 days of tips series has now concluded. It will however remain on the blog as a guide for anyone who wants to take in a lodger. Here is a summary of the final seven posts. As before the headings are links taking you to the post:
Day 15 – Should you use a lodger agreement?
This may seen unnecessary for an informal lodger situation but it is best to have one, just in case problems arise
Day 16 – Should you take deposits and use an inventory?
Deposits are useful protection if your lodger breaks something, and an inventory is essential for working out if any damage has been done, particularly over a long period
Day 17 – How much paperwork and record keeping is involved?
This post gives a useful list of all the paperwork involved in having a lodger
Day 18 – How should you behave towards your lodger?
Making friends with your lodger, privacy issues, and increasing the rent?
Day 19 – How should you deal with problem lodgers?
Sets out an action plan
Day 20 – How do you evict a lodger who won’t go?
Most people will never need this post
Day 21 – What should you do when your lodger leaves?
Dealing with the last day procedures
If you take in a lodger, I hope the series was helpful for you. If you have any questions or comments, please make these on the Lodger Landlord site.