Lodger v cohabiting

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GottaGetThruThis
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by GottaGetThruThis » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:06 am
If you were lodging but then became romantically involved, would you have to declare that to your IP as cohabiting or lodging? Is there a vast difference in what your allowed expenditure would be?
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by luluj » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:50 am
Any change in circumstances need to be reported to your IP.
However to answer your question re the difference; your partners income will be used to ensure fair split of household bills etc based on income and my understanding this is similar to a "lodger" so no not alot of difference
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by kallis3 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:03 am
Just make sure the lodger pays rent
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by Foggy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:34 am
It is cleaner and easier to ring fence a lodger's expenses than a co-habitee, but at the end of the day the financial result is about the same.
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