Whether you're looking for a flatshare or renting out a room The Essential Guide to Flatsharing has everything you need to know. If you're: Renting out a spare room All about taking in a lodger; drawing contracts; the tax and financial issues; necessary preparation; advertising your room; and much more Looking for a flatshare Where to look; how to pick the best flatmates; how to keep your flatshare harmonious; how to avoid conflicts Finding a new flatmate How to advertise; picking the right person; dealing with money
Table of Contents
Preface; How to Use this Book; Introduction: Flatsharing - The Basics (SH/RS/LIL); Chapter 1: Types of Let (SH/RS); Chapter 2: Find a Flatshare (RS); Chapter 3: Find a Flatmate (SH/LIL); Chapter 4: Lodgers (LIL); Chapter 5: The Language of Flatsharing; Chapter 6: Living Together; Chapter 7: Finance and Bills; Chapter 8: Contracts. Rights and Agreements; Chapter 9: Flatshare in London (RS); Chapter 10: Staying Safe; Useful Resources and Links; Appendix: London Postcodes; Index.
Rupert Hunt founded London's first flatshare site, IntoLondon.com, in 1999. SpareRoom.co.uk was launched in 2004, extending the service to cover the whole of the UK. In that time the world of shared accommodation (and how we advertise and search for it) has changed drastically. This book brings together 10 years experience of dealing with flatshares, flatsharers, lodgers and landlords and aims to pass this information on so you can find the best place to live and the perfect people to share it with. Matt Hutchinson is involved in running SpareRoom.co.uk and has provided opinion and comment for articles in The Independent, The Times and The Sunday Times amongst other publications as an expert on the UK flatshare market. Matt also provides the regular Room of the Week feature for News International's thelondonpaper.