House Share for the Over 40s

A house share or flat share when you're older makes just as much sense financially and socially as when you're younger. We'll help you find a room to rent in a house share or flat share with like-minded mature housemates – for a long-term share, or as a Monday to Friday lodger.

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Its people that matter

A successful flat share or house share isn't just about the room, it's also about the people you live with.

In fact, in longer-term shares, who you live with can often be the most important thing. That goes for the live-in landlord as much as the housemate or lodger.

Find A House Share Or House Mate Buddy Up

Advertise a room or advertise yourself

It is free to advertise a room to rent. You can detail not only the room details, but also the sort of lodger or housemate you are looking for.

If you are looking for a room in a house share or for people to buddy-up with you can register as a housemate and advertise yourself. Add a housemate listing.

We help live-in landlords find mature lodgers

"I am glad to say I found a tenant using your service. Very pleased with the people on this site. I wish I had known before about your site." Catherine, Dulwich

"Thanks for your help. Deciding to have a lodger was a bit daunting, so was pleased to find Cohabitas." Angie, Manchester

“I wanted to say to you that I have been very happy with the two lodgers I have had through cohabitas and your whole way of doing things has worked very well for me. I’ll probably be looking again quite soon for a midweek lodger for 3 or 4 nights a week. Your information and advice messages are very helpful.”
Sarah, London.

How it Works


Browse room for rent and housemate listings by location, budget, keyword and other preferences to find what is available.


Register and add a listing, to tell prospective landlords and housemates what you are looking for. You can bookmark your favourites.


You can message any Premium member and they can message you. To contact other users you need  a Premium membership.


Phone or private message prospective housemates or landlords to introduce yourself and arrange a viewing.

For more information and guidance about using the site please see User-Support

House Shares Near Me

You can also search for a house or flat share room for rent using the Near Me map on your mobile phone.

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House share advice

London house share is often essential due to high rents, so here are some things to think about in a London house share.

Finding a flatmate that matches your sharing preferences is key. Some thought on the (not so) perfect flatmate when more mature.

Harmonious house shares are part science, part art. Here are some tips for a happy and mature house share.

Flatshare viewing checklist - how to find the best match for a flatmate and the way you prefer to share. Room viewing checklist.

Looking for something else? Just register for free and you can use the search facility in the News & Inspiration section (only for logged in users)

Over 40s house and flat share

Cohabitas is a house share website, featuring house share, flat share and roomshare accomodation for over 40s. So, if you are a live-in landlord, tenant or a lodger in your 40s, 50s or 60s or older, this is the place to find new housemates.

We recommend for all young professionals, students and Millennials looking for a flat share or house share. Cohabitas is only for over 40s (mature over 35's accepted too), so rooms advertised and housemates looking for buddy-ups on this site are not suitable under this age.

New to flatshare? - Start here to get initial flatshare advice about the options available and to understand better what each alternative offers. Whether it is a longer term house share or  Monday to Friday flat share you need, we know that people are what matter most.