House share for the over 40s

A house share or flatshare when you're older makes just as much sense financially and socially as when you're younger. But if you want to find rooms to rent in a share with more mature housemates, then that can be much more difficult. That's where Cohabitas can help.

Register now for free to:

  • Find rooms to rent in a house share or flatshare, or housemates matching your sharing preferences to share with.

Under 35? If you are looking for a flat share or house share and are under 35 years old, we recommend This site is only for over 40s house sharing.

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Link to House Beautiful article about mature house sharing
Property Week logo - Trailblazer residential housing award
Woman and home logo - link to senior house share article

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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.

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House sharing advice

Eva makes a decision about flatshare

A Grown-up Flatshare

With soaring costs of renting in London and other cities, more and more people in their 40s are turning to a flatshare as a solution. Eva Orasch originally decided to share to reduce her outgoings but soon discovered more meaningful rewards.

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BBC Radio Interview Why Over 40s Are Turning To House Shares To Beat Rising Rents

BBC house share item

The BBC’s Malcolm Boyden interviews Nick Henley about the reasons for increased numbers of people in their 40s and 50s living in house shares. With the recent focus on the…

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Lodger agreements can be used instead of tenancy agreements

Live-in Landlord Lodger Agreements – What do you need?

If you are considering renting out a room then you will need to decide what sort of tenancy agreement to have.

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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.

Cohabitas is a house share website, featuring house shares, flatshares and roomshares 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.

New to flatshare? - Start here to get initial advice about the options available and what each alternative approach offers.