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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. 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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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 can often be the most important thing. That goes for the live-in landlord as much as the housemate or lodger.

"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.

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Everyone on Cohabitas is interested in sharing a home - you just have to find the right match. List your house sharing preferences and then keep the room or housemate listing up-to-date, to get best results.

1. Browse room for rent and housemate listings by location, or use the search tool to find what you're looking for, then register to bookmark your favourites.

2. Register and add a listing, to tell prospective landlords and 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.

Successful house sharing

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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Inter-generational co-living

Free Premium membership for parents with children sharing

If you are a parent with a child (under 16), then finding a suitable house share is quite tricky. One of the best solutions is to find other mums and…

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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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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 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 to understand better what each alternative offers. Whether it is a longer term house share or  Monday to Friday house share, we know that people matter most.