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There are various kinds of private rented housing. It can be self-contained or facilities can be shared with other people. Many private rented rooms are in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). An HMO is a house or flat that is divided into more than one unit of accommodation. Most under 25-year olds will only receive enough benefit to pay for shared accommodation.
These are normally small units designed for one person. They can be self-contained with mini kitchens and bathrooms or living/sleeping rooms with kitchens and bathrooms shared with other residents. Most bedsits are in HMOs.
Flat or house share
These are flats or houses where people live together and share the kitchen, living and bathroom facilities. Groups of friends often set up flats and house shares and may advertise a vacant room when someone leaves.
Lodgings/room in someone's home
It is quite common for people to take in a lodger to help cover mortgage or rent payments. You will have a resident landlord which means you have fewer rights, like the freedom to leave half-eaten pizza on the coffee table. For a week.
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