Loader Roomlala

Accommodation

Rental law: The Fitness for Human Habitation Act

Accommodation | Furnished Flats | 07/11/19

As of 20th March 2019, rented houses and flats must be ‘fit for human habitation’ (otherwise known as being safe and not posing a risk to anyone's health). This rental law is a new addition to the Landlord and Tenant Act and if it isn’t honoured, ...

Spare Room

The Difference Between a Homestay and Accommodation in Exchange for Work

The Difference Between a Homestay and Accommodation in Exchange for Work

Accommodation | Spare Room | 11/16/16

When searching for accommodation, you should also try searching for non-traditional forms of renting, such as accommodation in exchange for services...

Live with a local on your trip to Auckland, New Zealand

Find a Spare Room in Auckland, New Zealand

Accommodation | Spare Room | 11/25/16

The small island nation of New Zealand is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, national rugby team, and the Maori culture. Whether you’re moving to Auckland for studies, work, or holiday, why not consider renting a spare room? Read on to discover what to do during your time in Auckland, and why you should think about staying in a local’s home. What to do in Auckland There are endless different activities to choose from depending on your own personal interests. If you feel like delving ...

Houseshare / Flatshare

8 Types of Flatmates or Roommates You Could Encounter

8 Types of Flatmates or Roommates You Could Encounter

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 12/26/16

If you believe that having a good flat or apartment is important to making a flatshare run smoothly, you must also be aware that it’s also incredibly important to find the right roommates/flatmates. We’ve compiled brief profiles of the 8 main types to give you an idea of the kind of people that you could meet. 1. The Party Animal This first type of roommate is by far one of the most common amongst students, the perpetual party-goer. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Thursday, Friday, or even ...

Roommate when you're 40

Why It's Not Too Late to Get a Roommate When You're 40

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 10/19/16

Are you turning 40 soon and thinking about getting a roommate? Not to worry, you’re not the only 40 year old who has considered getting a roommate. You'll find many suitable roommates who are in and around your age who have also been won over by the charm of flat-sharing. We're going to explain why it's not too late to get a roommate at 40. A great solution during difficult times Getting a roommate may be the perfect solution to help you through some periods of your life which you're find...

Holiday Rentals

A Brief Guide to Holiday Rentals

A Brief Guide to Holiday Rentals

Accommodation | Holiday Rentals | 01/12/17

Vacation rentals consist of renting an accommodation, or part of it, to tourists passing through the area. If you haven’t thought about capitalising on this opportunity when you’re away from home, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about it. Roomlala.com offers several ads for holiday rentals on our website. Rent our your home for the holidays If you have a secondary residence that’s located in a tourist hotspot such as a chalet in the mountains, or a cottage by the sea, you can conside...

Accommodation in Exchange for Services

Living with an older person

Accommodation in Exchange for Services: Living with an older person

Accommodation | Accommodation in Exchange for Services | 11/07/17

In the face of ever-rising rents and a housing crisis, some homeowners are starting to offer housing in exchange for services. This new form of rental can be cheaper and help both the owner and the tenant. Why not get on this new trend of living with an older person. Accommodation in exchange for services- how to live for less A landlord may decide to charge only part of the rent or no rent to a tenant who can help with daily tasks such as childcare, help with homework, cleaning, cooking ...

Finding a Room in Exchange for Language Classes

Finding a Room in Exchange for Language Classes

Accommodation | Accommodation in Exchange for Services | 03/25/15

Accommodation in exchange for work doesn’t always have to be about cleaning floors or chasing after children. One type of this popular housing system is to exchange accommodation for language lessons. The benefits of staying in accommodation like this are plentiful, so let’s explore them! For International Students Looking for a Room English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and it’s also the most dominant in business and other markets, so this means that people all...

Bed and Breakfast

Find a Welsh Bed and Breakfast

Find a B&B in Wales

Accommodation | Bed and Breakfast | 07/07/17

Wales has long been a favourite holiday destination; the rolling hills, the gorgeous valleys, the brisk beaches… Not to mention the weather! While Wales may not be known for glorious sunshine, hordes of holiday makers choose one of the many summer destinations in Wales for their holidays. B&Bs are a great choice for tourists or visitors to the region – all the comforts of home and a hotel rolled into one, with a local welcome to boot! Check out why a holiday in Wales could be a great – and cheap...

B&B legal matters

Setting up a B&B: legal matters

Accommodation | Bed and Breakfast | 06/20/17

Setting up a bed and breakfast in your home or a dream house in the Cotswolds may seem like an easy lifestyle – no commutes, running your business from home, getting to know your lovely guests… Many find that reality bites, and that setting up and running a B&B takes a lot more effort and know-how than it may appear. Prospective B&B owners should not be put off by the seemingly overwhelming number of regulations they must adhere to before they get started. Although it may seem complex at first, ...

Furnished Flats

Rental law: The fitness for human habitation act

Rental law: The Fitness for Human Habitation Act

Accommodation | Furnished Flats | 07/11/19

As of 20th March 2019, rented houses and flats must be ‘fit for human habitation’ (otherwise known as being safe and not posing a risk to anyone's health). This rental law is a new addition to the Landlord and Tenant Act and if it isn’t honoured, court action may be taken. You might be thinking it’s too complicated to learn about yet piece of legislation, but we’re here to break it down for you. What does it actually mean? Although the Fitness for Human Habitation Act is a new addition to ...

Tenant Fees Act: What you need to know

Tenant Fees Act: What you need to know

Accommodation | Furnished Flats | 05/09/19

The Tenant Fees Act will come into play in England on 1st June 2019 and will stop landlords and agencies from charging extra fees on top of what is actually required. This change in rental law means that, for those living in assured shorthold tenancies, student accommodation or as a lodger, there will be a set list of tenant fees that agencies and landlords can ask for leading up to and during the tenancy. To find out if this applies to you, check out our blog post on the different types of tena...