Properties can be used to bring in extra revenue even if you live in them. Renting a spare room is the obvious way to increase a household income and while income from a lodger may affect some benefits it doesn’t affect Universal Credit, though you do have to tell Universal Credit of your increase income.
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Driveways & Garages
Likewise, you can rent out driveways and garages, but do be careful as using a driveway for commercial parking or a garage for storage could be seen as a change of the residential use of the property, so do check with the local planning authority first or call us at L & N for an assessment.
Outbuildings or annexes
If you have the space, it is also possible to create outbuildings or annexes for rent, but these buildings would have to be used in conjunction with the main house and not completely separately.
If you have an unusual or quirky property then do check out filming companies as they often have a portfolio of houses, they use in filming programmes, particularly if they are good examples of period properties.
If you are lucky enough to have separate land, then some land can have a change of use for up to 28 days per calendar year without needing planning permission so weekend glamping/camping etc can be undertaken throughout the summer.