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    johanne
    Taking in a student as a lodger - advice please!
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    • 28th Dec 05, 8:28 PM
    Taking in a student as a lodger - advice please! 28th Dec 05 at 8:28 PM
    Hiya,

    I have a really good mate who is a student... i need someone to help me with the rent and it seems ideal for him to move in as we get on really well and have done for 6 years weve known each other and he needs somewhere to live.. now my questions are as follows:

    1/ I know hed be exempt from paying council tax.. SO would i still get my 25% discount for being the only council tax paying person in the house?

    2/Does 265 PCM sound fair for:

    Medium sized bedroom - a double supposedly
    Use of kitchen/bathroom/2 living rooms (im going to convert my dining room into 2nd sitting room when i get a lodger)
    Gas
    Electric
    Water rates
    dial up internet
    Basic cable tv
    Use of landline phone

    Also have a takeaway and off licence on the bottom of the road.. aswell as a bus stop for a main bus route into the city centre and incidently the same bus he needs to get to go to his mums house!

    (Just a side note ... my rent alone is 425 a month for a 2 bed terrace house....because i live in liverpool and rent here is high because of the capital of culture 2008 thing! Including council tax i pay out 640 on basic bills alone each month so it isnt even half my outgoings)

    3/ Is there anything else financially i have to consider about taking in a lodger? Especially a student? (only ask cos of the whole council tax situation)
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