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When looking to sublet, there are important things to consider within the UK

05/09/18

So you’re looking to go away for a period of time, or you have some important business to attend and you may be away from your rental for a lengthy period of time. Then you also realise that you have rent to pay, and that isn’t going to pay itself...

Can a landlord come into the property without notice?

05/07/18

A Landlord’s right of entry into the property according to the housing act 1988 highlights that privacy is key, t’is real important that landlords understand that.So knowing how to go about entry into the property is a must as you want to avoid an...

Who is responsible for the plumbing bill? Landlords or Tenants?

05/07/18

Think how people must have lived without indoor plumbing?! We often take the simplest things for granted within our homes, these aspects don’t even cross our minds at times. But we need to understand that plumbing systems are a vital aspect toward...

Common Mistakes To Avoid When You Rent out a Room

03/26/18

Offering a spare room to rent can be a hugely rewarding experience, allowing you to indulge in new cultures and new life experiences. Leaving you with memories to remember for life. But in order for it to be a joyous experience, t...

Roommates When Abroad: A Good or Bad Idea

03/04/15

Dreaming of roommates like those in “Auberge Espagnole?” Ones that will lead to you taking part in an enriching community? Words fail to describe how many benefits there are to an experience such as this. They can also fail to de...

Studying in Nottingham: What to do and where to stay

02/14/17

Nottingham is one of the UK’s top student cities, with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University both high in the rankings. The two universities both have several campuses for the 61,000...

10 Tips for Making the Most of a Small Kitchen

09/08/15

Having a small kitchen is neither the end of the world, nor a synonym for having a messy, impractical space. Here are 10 tips for improving the layout and decoration to make the most of the small space and to make your kitchen the heart of the hom...

What to Do in London in 3 Days

11/29/16

London is a city known for its history, its fashion, and its culture. It's a vibrant city that is packed with historic monuments, lovely parks and lively pubs whi...

Studying in Edinburgh: What to Do and Where to Stay

11/09/16

Edinburgh is a beautiful city packed with culture and history. It’s also home to many universities and colleges, making it Scotland’s biggest student centre. Edinburgh is also one of the UK’s best student cities, ...

8 Types of Flatmates or Roommates You Could Encounter

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 o...

The Difference Between a Homestay and Accommodation in Exchange for Work

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...

Erasmus: Study Abroad in Strasbourg

12/22/16

Strasbourg has a population of over 271,000 people and it's known for its massive cathedral and charming little streets. The city of Strasbourg attracts a lot of tourists, especially from November to December, for...

Good reasons to Rent your Home during the Holidays

12/12/17

There are so many reason why renting your home during the holidays can be a great idea, so we thought we'd compile a list of some of the best reaons! ...

studying in manchester

Studying in Manchester: What to Do and Where to Stay

10/19/16

Manchester is one of the UK’s most well known student cities. Situated in the northwest of England, this post-industrial city is home to many universities. The student population of Manchester is around 350,000 students, making M...

Going on Erasmus

Important things to know when you go on Erasmus

12/07/17

Before travelling to the four corners of Europe on Erasmus year or semester abroad, it is essential to ask yourself a few questions so you can head off safe in the knowledge that you have thought of everything. Roomlala...

home rental for tenants

Renting a Modern or Older House: Which to Choose?

12/04/17

The search for a home inevitably raises the question of whether it is better to rent in an old or newly-built property. Between the charm of the old and the latest gadgets of the new, the choice can be difficult. To help you in your search for acc...

Sharing accommodation

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

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 t...

Sharing wifi with your neighbours

Sharing your Wifi with your Neighbours: the Pros and Cons

11/30/17

To reduce monthly costs or simply if you get along with a neighbour, it is possible to set up a wifi share. Internet connection sharing can indeed make sense to avoid the multiplication of subscriptions, but nevertheless, this pra...

Visit the beautiful Auckland

Find a Spare Room in Auckland, New Zealand

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 disco...

Christmas decorations

Christmas DIY : Decorate your Home on a Budget

12/08/16

It’s that time of year again! It’s really starting to feel like Christmas outside, but you still haven’t got any ideas on how to decorate your home? We’d all like to avoid spending a fortune on festive decorations, but at the same time, we still w...

Erasmus: Study Abroad in Nice

01/06/17

The charm of Nice Nice is a beautiful city, so it's no surprise that it's one of France's top Erasmus destinations for people to study abroad. This city has a lot to offer, and there are so many activities you can...

Ending a lease: What is the notice period for Rented Accommodation?

11/21/17

The duration of a rental is an uncertain issue for many tenants and a concern for all owners. On the one hand, tenants are not always in a stable situation to set a long term rental i...

5 Reasons to Flatshare with Someone You Don’t Know

01/12/17

Flatshares are becoming more and more popular each month. In addition to being an economical solution to your housing needs, this option offers a number of advantages. Choosing the right roommate isn’t always an easy process, but sometimes not kno...

What comes up when you type in 'Cheap Homeshare' on Google...

11/14/17

For some time, with the rise of the phenomenon of homeshares, one of the major players of t...