Originally Posted by nffc
Depends on the tenancy agreement I would imagine- if it's a shared agreement then it's treated as a whole, and if it's separate then you're all renting different parts of the house. Have a look- although I'm not sure there could be probably some pro rata element in it.
It's shared, so the contract treats the house as a whole, rather than having separate agreements for each room.
by the way.... this situation hasn't happened yet (& hopefully won't).....three of my housemates are moving out (one to China to travel, one to Italy to do a TEFL thing, one to London to do a PGCE), so I need to find more people to share with. I'm going to advertise for non-students, but wanted to check this out just in case I end up having to have students share with me instead...