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Lodger carers and additional household members

If you wish for anyone to move into your home, you must obtain our written permission first.

We will not unreasonably withhold permission as long as it will not lead to your home becoming statutorily overcrowded. In addition we must be satisfied that there is no reason to suppose this will cause any disturbance in the neighbourhood.

Please note that introductory tenants are not permitted to take in a lodger.

If you are in receipt of any benefits, you should inform the Housing Benefit Service and the DWP if you take in a lodger or allow anyone else to move in. This is because it may affect your benefit entitlement.

How can I apply?

Via your MySTAlbans account

Alternatively you can download an application form here or you can email or call 01727 819534 to request one.

You can return the form to us via the above email address or post back to us at St Albans City & District Council, Housing Management, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans Herts AL1 3JE