How it Works

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Cohabitas is exclusively for the over 40s. It’s Free to Register to join a friendly community of people all interested in sharing a home with other people.

Before you Register: It’s good to have a personal profile picture available when you start – but don’t worry, you can add this later if you prefer; It’s not compulsory to add a photo but we think it makes things more personable and it does help your listing get more attention and enquiries.

Simple: All you have to do is complete a simple registration form indicating where you’d like to live, what you’re looking for and your ‘sharing preferences’ in terms of property and house mates.

Personalised: Because everyone’s house sharing needs and preferences are different, you can search for housemates by location and age, and you can then see people’s sharing preferences, interests and ‘what they are looking for’ on their personal profile page.

Live-in landlords: If you own a flat or house and want to list a room, then we also like you to add some personal details, as it’s not only the room or house that makes the better sharing experience, but also you as a landlord, especially if you live in the same house.

Once registered

After registering and adding a free listing you can freely move around the site and wait to be contacted. However, if you would like to speed things up and contact a potential housemate or landlord yourself then you can…

You can contact Premium members about their listing, but to contact all users you will need to buy a Premium listing membership yourself.

Premium membership costs £9.90  for 7 days, up to £27.70 for 3 months (only £2.13 per week).
(More about premium membership)

You might want to consider a longer membership, not only because it is much lower cost per week, but also because it is an important decision who to live with when you’re a bit older; you’ll be more discerning and you’ll need to wait a little linger for the right person to come along. There are new listings being added every day but it can take a while to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Getting attention and response

The most important thing, whether you are a landlord listing a room or a housemate interested in meeting like-minded people in your preferred area, is to add some detail to your personal profile.

If you can, we recommend adding a little more personal information to your profile by completing the Biography part in Edit Profile and if a housemate using the field called ‘A few words about me and what I’m looking for’ – that really helps response. Just login and go to Edit profile by clicking on your photo top right – add a phone number if you choose.

Further free advice

If you are new to flat or house sharing – you might need some advice or inspiration. For you we have a free House sharing advice section that you might find useful, as well as a News and Inspiration section with other people’s advice and stories on sharing.

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