Lodging is where you rent a room in a landlord’s home and share communal living space with her/him (eg the Kitchen & Bathroom etc.). Some lodgers get other things included in their agreement such as meals or cleaning/ laundry. The Landlord is often the homeowner, but they could sometimes be someone who is renting the property from the owner, and then subletting a room to you (for example if they are renting a whole home from a Housing Association and get permission to rent out a spare room to someone else)
- Often very affordable rents with all bills included (gas, water, electric and internet)
- Properties/ Room to rent often fully furnished, so a great option if you haven’t got your own furniture and household items yet
- If you’re living in the Landlords home and share communal space/ facilities, you’ll have less rights than you would from a tenancy in your own name. For example, the Landlord only has to give ‘reasonable notice’ if they wanted you to leave, this could actually be a very short amount of time, depending on the circumstances and the Landlord.
- Potentially a lack of privacy as your only ‘space’ will be the bedroom you rent, but this will totally depend on your Landlord and the set up of the home.