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    Renting our spare room - how much extra to charge for couples?
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    • 23rd Nov 10, 9:32 AM
    Renting our spare room - how much extra to charge for couples? 23rd Nov 10 at 9:32 AM
    My boyfriend and I rent our 3 bedroom house off my mum who currently lives in Australia. She knows that even though she's only charging us cost price (mortgage and bills) to live here, we still can't afford it without a lodger, so we rent out the spare double bedroom.
    We recently (last monday) had a new lodger move in, but yesterday he told me he's already going to be moving out in a week, because he's been offered a job in London that comes with accomodation.
    The room has now been readvertised and has had interest from a couple (it's a double room but we've only had individuals living in it before). We are happy for a couple to move in and they are willing to pay extra for the room, however we don't know how much extra to charge. I tried looking for other rooms in the area advertising rooms for couples to see the difference in rent costs, but couldn't find any so I have no idea what is reasonable. 50, 75 per month? I really don't know.
    To put it in perspective, single occupancy is advertised at 350pcm for fully furnished with all bills included, which is at the bottom end of average for the area.
    Can anyone give any suggestions?
    Thank you.
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