A lodger agreement is a type of common law tenancy where the lodger shares the property with the landlord, but usually has exclusive possession of their room. A common law tenancy arises if the occupier lives in the same property as the landlord but has exclusive possession of part of the property (eg. they have their own bedroom).
If you're a resident landlord in Scotland and want to rent out a room in your property, you'll need a lodger agreement. A lodger is someone who rents a room in your home and who may share the bathroom, kitchen and/or living room with you. Use this lodger agreement to set out the agreed terms of the lodging arrangement, including the rental amount, the details of the property, any shared areas and restricted areas.
This document is for Scotland only.