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We do not intend to formalise a rental agreement however he is prepared to pay towards accommodation and expenses.
We were thinking about any problems with accidents etc presumerably we will have to contact our insurers maybe council.
Does the fact that he is contributing towards costs make him more than a guest? What if they fell out- could he demand to keep staying on?
We own the property so no mortgage thankfully.
My son is exempt from council tax as he is a student but I don't know if this would change with a lodger.
Would I need to draw up some kind of guidelines not a contract as such presumably?
As my son is staying in a home owned by the family we don't regard him as a tenant so perhaps keeping the idea of a lodger is best for his friend too. So we will say he can move in on a verbal agreement but if there is a problem we can get him to move out with 2 months notice?
Ok so I need to work out a contract. Do you have any suggestions for what I should include? Do I need to get it signed and witnessed? Are there any examples of these available?
So I need to look into periodic Agreements. Can you recommend any examples of these and what to say?
Are these legally binding