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Website: http://www.spareroom.co.uk

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Using SpareRoom needn't cost you a penny, with standard membership available to all free of charge. This allows you to enjoy most of the benefits of using SpareRoom with none of the cost. A few additional (but extremely useful) features are available as part of upgraded membership, most notably, early bird access and bold advertising.  The first, early bird access, gives upgraded users exclusive access to properties as soon as they come on the market, with most new properties available only to early bird users for the first seven days of listing. This gives you the chance to snap up the best places before anyone else has a chance to, so it's great if you're searching in a competitive area. The second feature, bold advertising, allows you to make your ad stand out to other users, placing it higher on the list and giving it a visual edge, too.

  • Standard Membership:
    • Free
  • Upgraded Membership:
    • 1 Week: £9.99
    • 2 Weeks: £14.99
    • 28 Days: £19.99
    • 6 Months: £69.00
    • 1 Year: £89.00
  • SpareRoom is quite literally the first place you should look in the UK for flat-shares, house-shares, rooms to rent and more.
  • Every three minutes someone finds a spare room using SpareRoom!
  • With more than 3.1 million registered users, SpareRoom has one of the widest groups of flatmates-to-be and choice of properties anywhere online.
  • Like many services in this market, SpareRoom is free to use for standard members, meaning most of the site's users can get what they want out of it without having to pay a penny!
  • Opt in to paid membership to add in services including bold advertising and earlybird access for those that want a headstart in their search.
  • An innovative site - the first service to introduce the buddy-up system, video ads and create the speed-flatmating phenomenon.
  • Buddy Up - find another person (or group) looking for a property and buddy up with them to find the perfect place.
  • Easy to find an ad - search by area or find ads by reference number (making them easy to share with your friends)
  • Advanced search lets you filter your search by more than 20 different parameters in order to find the perfect place or person.
  • "Help Topics" give you guidance about the best way to use SpareRoom in your property search e.g. 'how to find 1 bed properties' and 'how to find whole properties to let'.
  • Save ads - both property and flatmate - to make them easy to re-list at a later date.
  • Refer friends to SpareRoom and you're in for a chance to win a year's rent from SpareRoom.
  • 'New to Sharing' getting started guide makes it easy to get to grips with what you need to know and do before renting a shared place for the first time.
  • Simple, easy to use ads give you all of the information you need in order to make a quick decision.
  • View properties on a map to make it easy to see places available in the area you're looking in.
  • Because all ads follow the same format, it is easy to compare one opportunity with the next.
  • Quickly print an ad or send it by email to share it with friends and family.
  • Quickly see other properties from the same advertiser or in the same area.
  • Contact the advertiser directly through the site - you can get in touch in a matter of minutes.
  • 'About the area' - see what other SpareRoom users have to say about the area a property is in.
  • UK-based and with UK customer services teams - get help by phone and email to help you solve common problems quickly.
  • Recognised for excellent customer service at the Landlord and Lettings awards 2012-2013.
  • Check out essential info pages for landlords and tenants - great if you've never rented before and still helpful if you're a veteran.
  • Use the SpareRoom glossary of key terms to get to grips with letting-related jargon.
  • One of the top-ten property websites in the UK according to Hitwise 2012.
  • SpareRoom is moderated 7-days a week to keep the quality of listings as high as possible and keep out spammers that plague most classified ad sites.
  • Safe and secure in-site messaging system ensures you don't have to give out your personal details, just to get responses to your ad.
  • Extensive FAQs makes it easy to address issues and improve your overall site experience.


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