Spare room in rented property

Posted by Admin - 11/04/2016


Since the rent a room threshold was raised in the July 2015 budget, according to, almost a quarter of a million homeowners have advertised for lodgers which is a 5.2% increase on the previous year.

Homeowners can now earn £7,500 a year tax-free by letting out spare rooms, which is up from the previous limit of £4,250 since the changes were made in April.

The data also reveals that August – the month following the Chancellor’s Summer Budget announcement – was the busiest since records began in 2007, with 31,109 people placing ads for lodgers.

With this in mind, what about those who rent a property, will this cause issues for Landlords?  Tenants subletting without your permission? …