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. Find a room to rent in a house share with like-minded mature housemates – Cohabitas makes it easy.
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"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 signed up with Cohabitas in January and found it very straightforward to use. It was recommended to me, and I would definitely recommend it to others in similar circumstances to mine. I particularly appreciated the inclusive aspect, as the mention of maximum age on other sites can be very discouraging."
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How it Works
Everyone on Cohabitas is interested in sharing a home - you just have to find the right match. List you sharing preferences with and then keep it up-to-date, to get best results. Adjust your listing status when not being used.
1. Browse listings by city or county, or search, to find what you're looking for and bookmark your favourites.
2. Register and add a listing to tell landlords or housemates what you are looking for. Add a photo for best results.
3. You can contact any Premium member and they can contact you, but to contact other users you need to be a Premium member yourself.
4. Phone or private message prospective housemates or landlords to introduce yourself and arrange a viewing.
House sharing advice
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.Read the full story
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…Read the full story
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.Read the full story
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)
We recommend www.spareroom.co.uk 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.