Long term house sharing as we age

Women standing together

When younger, a house share or flat share is often seen as a temporary living arrangement before ‘settling down’ with a partner or establishing your career. There is the prospect of home ownership ahead for many. When older, this is less likely to be the case. It may be that you need time to adjust…

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Living alone in a larger property makes no sense.

Living alone is a larger property than needed makes no sense

Much is written about the ‘ageing’ population and the effects of living alone on well-being and health. In fact, it was one of our motivations when starting Cohabitas, to try to give people an alternative future through re-organised housing – shared housing. The positive health and social benefits from living with others in ‘later life’…

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House sharing is affordable housing

Shared Housing Is Affordable

Is affordable housing just a question of assessing the cost of construction, including land costs, building and profit margin, or should it also consider the broader life-style benefits? There is much talk about affordable housing in the UK and other countries. Land prices, construction costs and developer profit needs have all tended to grow at…

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Housemate preferences report – the COVID issue.

Coliving and house sharing preferences report 2020

Housemate preferences report (Jun-Aug ’20) With the addition of ‘market research’ questions added to the registration form, we have been able to gather a continuous stream of information about our users – the over 40s house share market. We will produce this report each quarter to keep track of changing preferences and to enable us…

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Cohabitas Quarterly Business Update

Dear friends, partners and experts, Welcome to the first Cohabitas quarterly business update – what we hope is an informative and useful update on the mid-life, or ‘over 40s’ house sharing market. Clearly the last few months has been like nothing any of us has ever known, but it makes for a really interesting business…

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Advertise a room for rent

Advertise a room for rent Advertising a room for rent on Cohabitas is the best way to find housemates aged 40+ looking for a house share or a room as a lodger. It is free to register and add a room for rent listing. Register for free We focus mainly on helping live-in landlords find…

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House sharing is a solution to rising rents

Its not only the cost of renting a whole flat or house by yourself, its the quality of property you can afford to live in and the quality of life that’s also important. If you rent a room in someone else’s house it is a great way to live in a better area than you might otherwise be able to afford.

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