Book Description: The Pocket Lawyer series is designed for members of the public who want 'how to' guidance in situations that would normally require expert advice. Each title: is written by experts in their field contains all the information you need in one book has an accessible and user-friendly layout and structure is supported by a companion website providing free updates and ready-to-use documents and letters. Under the Inland Revenue's Rent-a-Room scheme you can earn £4,250 free of tax by taking in a lodger. This book will help you to decide whether taking in a lodger is for you. Once decided, it will guide you through your legal obligations as a landlord, help you choose and vet a suitable lodger and help you draft an agreement that is legally sound and fair for both of you.