Landlord Guide

We have a wide range of useful information for landlords renting out rooms in flatshares or houseshares, including tenancy agreements, their rights and responsibilities and advice and tips on screening tenants.

Rent a room scheme

The Rent a Room Scheme is a UK Government initiative which lets you earn up to a threshold of £4,250 per year tax-free from letting out a furnished room or floor within your home.

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Landlord advertising tips

When listing a room or property there are a number of guidelines to follow which will help increase the interest you receive from potential housemates

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Tenancy deposits

When the tenant signs their tenancy agreement it is standard practice for them to pay a security deposit. A security deposit is a one off payment which is usually (but not always) equivalent to one month’s rent.

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Landlord insurance

Household insurance will not typically cover a rental property. Instead, insurance companies offer a specific Landlord Insurance which designed for rental properties. There is no legal requirement to take out Landlord insurance, but it is strongly recommended.

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If you have any questions or need further clarification on renting a room in a house or flatshare, then please contact a legal representative such as the Citizens Advice Bureau.