Should I carry out a background check on my lodger?
It is a good idea to do a background check on your lodger for your own safety and security as they will be sharing your home. For example, you might want to get a reference from their employer and/or previous landlord. The level of checking is up to you and the number of checks you may wish to carry out may differ from one person to the next.
For more information about carrying out background checks, go to our advice for tenants thinking of taking in a lodger
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