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Rent-a-Room Scheme

  • This refers to the HMRC fixed allowance for resident landlords with lodgers (not purpose built flats in which the landlord has a separate flat).
  • Spouses can elect to split the allowance when both let furnished accommodation in their joint home.
  • Each can claim half the allowance before paying income tax.
  • In tax years 2011-12 / 2012-13 this would be £2125 each.
Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 30 November 2021