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Moving in with a landlord (as a lodger)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by @if ®afiq, 29 Mar 2010.

  1. @if ®afiq

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 May 2003

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    I may be moving in as a lodger and am unsure how to precede with regarsd to the deposit etc. Should I get some sort of written and signed contract - like a lodgers agreement or something less formal?
     
  2. rodo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Mar 2008

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    If you're making a deposit then it's presumably still required to be placed in a deposit protection scheme by the landlord. I can't see why it would be different if you are a lodger.
     
  3. Duff-Man

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 10,977

    Location: Manchester

    If you're going to sign a tenancy agreement, then your deposit will be accepted into a deposit protection scheme (by law).

    If you're entering into a more informal agreement (just informally paying the guy cash month by month for letting you stay), then I wouldn't hand over any kind of deposit.
     
  4. platypus

    Caporegime

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    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Definitely get yourself a contract.
     
  5. GIBSrUS

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,656

    Location: North Herts

    Lodger agreement - deposit held by landlord.
    Tenancy agreement - held by 3rd party.

    In both cases, get yourself a contract.
     
  6. @if ®afiq

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 May 2003

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    Thanks - will get him to write up a contract.
     
  7. platypus

    Caporegime

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    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Can send you a tenant/lodger one if you want.
     
  8. [TR]SweetSpotOz

    Soldato

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    Location: everywhere

    x
     
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  9. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    I'm technically a lodger and the landlady said she didn't want to take a deposit as it was fairly pointless from her point of view, we do however have a fairly basic contract setting out the situation and rights/obligations for the parties.

    This may not be the ideal basis to proceed from but it suits us fine.
     
  10. platypus

    Caporegime

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    Sent.
     
  11. @if ®afiq

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 May 2003

    Posts: 6,077

    Yes please :)