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Guide to Advertising Your Room

Note: due to the effects of COVID-19, some of the information on this page might not currently apply.

Here’s the situation – You’re living in a 4 bed house with a group of friends and one decides she wants to leave to move in with her boyfriend. The problem is you love the house, it’s in a great location and the rent is cheap (but not cheap enough for 3 of you to afford it together). Instead of finding a new place and having to move why not advertise for a new flatmate?

Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK live in flashares and, especially in the bigger towns and cities, there’s always a steady supply of people looking for a room to rent. Here are’s 5 top tips for advertising your room.


The most memorable ad we’ve had recently may be taking things a little too far but it certainly stood out. The room was advertised as being in a :

Scruffy but interesting 17th century mill house in acre of garden overlooking river Almond, twenty five minutes by bus from centre. Would suit an articulate quiet and unassuming nature lover with an obsessive need for round the clock gardening and the ability to see the absurd in even the most dreadful of events. No lost souls, dope heads, reclusives or white witches please.

We’ve also seen (but wouldn’t recommend) :


Yipee! Wife leaving and Room to let!

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