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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Lodger

Letting a room in your home to a lodger can be a good way to make extra money. However, you need to make sure that you've got permission to do this.

You need to know whether you are going to be a tenant who will be protected in law or a licensee who has very few rights in law. It's important that you understand your legal status in your new home.

Not everyone who pays rent for a room or a property is a tenant. Some only have a license to remain in that property and are “licensees”. Licensees don't have as many rights as tenants and it's much easier to evict them.

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