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Who can use this service
This form is for Lambeth Housing tenants only.
What you need to know...
You may allow anyone to lodge in your home, as long as you first get our written permission.
We would usually only refuse permission if having a lodger would result in your home being overcrowded.
A lodger can't be included on your tenancy agreement but having one may affect your Housing Benefit entitlements.
If you want to take in a lodger, you need to:
- fill in the lodger permission form
- tell the Housing Benefit team as it may affect the amount of benefit you are entitled to
- remove your Council Tax single person discount if you get this
- make sure you know about your rights and those of lodgers - find out more about lodgers on the Shelter website.
We aim to get back to you within 10 working days.
We'll need to check the number of bedrooms you have the size of the rooms. We'll also check who is recorded as living with you to ensure your home won't become overcrowded by having a lodger.
The process may be delayed if we don't have up to date details of who lives in your home.