Rent a Room Scheme

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Lewer Andrew Lewer Conservative, Northampton South

Given that some 37% of homes in the country are under-occupied, my right hon. Friend will realise that encouraging more owners to take in lodgers could provide affordable housing to thousands more people. Will he please look to review whether there should be a higher level, perhaps £9,500, for live-in landlords with two or more lodgers, and would he be willing to have a virtual meeting with the Lodger Landlords Association at an appropriate time?