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Why not rent out a spare room?

People come to us to find somewhere to live for many
reasons. They could become homeless because:

  • of family problems
  • they’ve split up with their partner
  • they’ve lost their job

If you’d like to help someone who needs a room and earn yourself extra tax free income we can help you.

Once you’ve contacted us we’ll come and visit you and explain what’s involved. It’s not difficult and we help you every step of the way. If you decide that you want to join our scheme and appear on our register we provide you with a landlord information pack covering the legal and tax implications, health and safety issues, and the support and advice that we can offer.

We will look for a suitable lodger for you that matches your profile once we have registered your details. We always check with you before we hand out your details and the final responsibility for accepting or rejecting a lodger remains with you.

For people who simply need somewhere new to live we find lodgings, renting a room with someone like you as landlord. For people needing ongoing professional support we provide our own supported housing, but this is not part of the Lodging Scheme.

200+ people already rent their spare room through us. Most agree on one thing: it’s nice to be paid to help someone get through a tough patch in their lives.


Since 1 April 2013, housing benefit rules mean you won’t be able to get housing benefit to pay for all of your rent if your home has ‘spare bedrooms’. If you are a council or housing association tenant of working age receiving housing benefit and renting a home that has more bedrooms than you need, your housing benefit will probably be reduced. We can help find you a lodger to help cover the costs -

View a pdf of our landlords leaflet here

Why not ring us on 0800 652 0155 to find out more
or see our contact us page for more options.

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