Beginner’s checklist to renting to a room

Try to be clear about the length of time you need the room, short lets and Monday to Friday lets are available so you don’t need to get tied in

List your profile on the house and flatsharing websites.  List an honest overview of yourself so you get the best share for you, don’t pretend you’re something you’re not!  It won’t suit your housemates and you won’t feel comfortable.

Make sure you clearly understand the house rules if you have a live in landlord, it will lead to happier home!

Make clear anything you’ll need in the room / house, e.g. TV aerial, bed, wardrobe, Sky TV.

Make clear your working hours and understand those of your housemates

Think about economies of scale, larger house shares may include a sizeable garden and facilities and maybe cheaper.  Do consider how many people you want to share with though!

You may want to consider insurance, there are companies who offer a shared property contents insurance giving you more peace of mind

Discussion4 Comments

  1. I’m interested in renting my spare bed and bathroom in Chicago to Foreigners, preferably from Germany (I’m German), France or Britain. Where can I advertise, what are travelers looking for in renting a room, how to set up a room (2 twin-beds or 1 queen?) and agreements and charging.

    I would appreciate a response to rosemershon@sbcglobal.net

    Thank you.

    Rose

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