Tuesday 5 November 2013

UK Flatmate Websites Reviews

Flatmate Websites UK
They say that behind death and divorce, moving house is the most stressful thing that will occur during your life. At No.1 Reviews, we agree, but think that those looking to find flatmates shouldn’t be left out here – finding somewhere to live, or someone to share your place with, can be seriously difficult and so we’re all about using the internet’s best tools to help make that process a little easier. Our number one product in our UK Flatmate Websites category is Spareroom.co.uk, but we also considered a range of other great services that cover a number of specialist areas and niches, so we’re certain there’s a service reviewed at No.1 Reviews that will suit your needs. Spareroom.co.uk is one of the UK’s premier roommate and flatmate finding services and has a range of great features that help make your search easier.

As with all of the categories on No.1 Reviews, we have reviewed all of the services in the Flatmate-finding market to bring you the inside track on the best there is out there. Spareroom made it to the number one spot in this category and is a seriously good service that has been in the market longer than any other site we have reviewed. Viewed by most as a clear market leader, Spareroom has been setting trends in the Flatmate-finding world since its inception, being the first site to introduce the buddy-up system (helping its users find others to share the perfect property with) and also giving its users unrivalled search and compare tools. 

Although Spareroom ran away with the top spot, most of the sites in this category operate in much the same way and share common features. Users can sign up (usually for free), post adverts about themselves or the properties they are looking to find a tenant for and search for ads placed by people who might fit the bill. The adverts themselves are often all-singing, all-dancing, with users being able to upload videos and photos to sell themselves or their place. One of the most common features of these sites is that users fill out a standard profile that normally includes a property and flatmate checklist. These checklists make it easy to compare properties on a like for like basis and see what each one has to offer.

Although Spareroom was the clear winner in this category, a number of other great sites stood out for us as places where our readers might find an ideal flatmate or flatshare. RoomBuddies is a great UK-based site that offers the choice of around 10,000 rooms at any one time, as well as a fantastic range of features common to the flatmate-finding market. What’s more, with membership starting at just £1 per day, it’s well worth a look as an alternative to Spareroom. Other services, such as Flatmate Rooms, Easy Roommate UK and FlatShare, also offer access to similar features – and considering success in your property search will largely be based on good luck, it’s definitely worth checking out what’s on offer at other sites.

As well as more general services like these, a number of the services we have reviewed in this category cater specifically for niche groups or specialist markets. One great example is OutLet, a service that caters almost exclusively for gay and lesbian flatshares. Another example is Monday to Friday, which taps into the growing trend for private individuals renting out spare rooms in their house for business use or for rental by those who commute from out of town. Great stuff!

All in all, if you’re looking for a flatmate or flatshare and don’t quite know where to start, any one of the places we have reviewed in this category could be right for you. If you’re interested, head over to No.1 Reviews and find out all you need to know about the key players in this market. Happy hunting!

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