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    • greensmoker
    • By greensmoker 3rd Dec 17, 11:57 AM
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    Rent A Room and Benefits
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:57 AM
    Rent A Room and Benefits 3rd Dec 17 at 11:57 AM
    I own my home and it's mortgaged. I'm thinking about taking in a lodger and renting a room in my house.
    The question a potential lodger would like to know is can he claim housing benefits on the rental he pays me?
    I currently claim WTC and CTC. Is the income from the rental calculated as my household income? I understand that 7500 is tax free - does that mean it's disregarded income for tax credits
    Any ideas?
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 3rd Dec 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 1:23 PM
    Yes he can claim Housing benefit, you'll need to provide him with proof that he's liable for rent, a lodger agreement is the easiest way to do this.

    I'm not sure about your tax credits. Hopefully one of the experts will see this and reply.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
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