"You Need this Book First" is a series of legal titles which put law into plain English for the lay person. The texts provide background information on the issues targeted, and take the reader through the planning and preparation work required. Financial advantages - tax savings, cost savings, and business benefits - are also discussed. "Taking in a Lodger" is part of the above series. This text explains what a lodger is (and is not), explores the planning, insurance, and other implications of taking in a lodger, and provides a fromal agreement which is fair to both landlord and lodger.