How Cohabitas Works
Cohabitas is a house share and flatshare website exclusively for the over 40s. It is Free to Register and you will find a friendly community of people all interested in sharing a home with other people.
You can browse all rooms for rent and housemate listings, but to see full sharing preferences and contact information you need to register a user account. This is also needed to allow you to add a listing. Without a listing no one can see you; without that, few people will even consider contacting you.
We only connect people with rooms to rent in their home, with people looking for a home. We do not handle the lodger agreement or any of the deposit or rent payments at the moment; that is for you to agree with the landlord / housemate.
Browse the rooms for rent and housemate listings to see if you can find the sort of thing you are looking for. Use the search filters to search by location, budget, rooms status and gender or age preferences. You can do all of this before registering
It’s good to have a personal photo or the room for rent 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. Photos make the community more friendly and create interest in addition to your sharing preferences.
Everyone on Cohabitas is interested in sharing a home. For some it is about saving money; for others about having some company. For most people both are of interest and you can state your sharing preferences to help find the right match.
Simple and quick
All you have to do is complete a simple form indicating where you’d like to live, what you’re looking for and your ‘sharing preferences’, either in terms of the sort of property, but just as importantly, the sort of housemates or flatmates you would like.
Because everyone has different house sharing needs and preferences, you can look for housemates, lodgers or rooms for rent by location, age group, sharing preferences, interests and ‘what they are looking for’ on their listing page.
Live-in landlords and lead tenants
If you own or manage a flat or house and want to list a room for rent, then we also like you to add some personal details. That is becasue it’s not only the room or house that makes for a better sharing experience, but also you as a landlord or fellow housemate, especially if you live in the same house.
Premium membership option
With a free listing you can contact a Premium member about their listing, but with your own Premium membership you can contact all users.
You can also be contacted by any other user if you have a Premium membership. Your email address remains private at all times for privacy and you can use the secure message platform to make initial contact. Your phone number is displayed if you choose to add one.
Premium membership costs from £12.90 for 7 days, up to £29.90 for 2 months (only £2.28 per week). Register first to start the process but you can read more about premium membership.
Getting best results
You might want to consider a longer 2-month 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. Having lived and possibly shared a home before, you’ll be more discerning and you’ll need to wait a little longer 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.
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 about your sharing preferences.
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. In these, experienced sharers pass on their tips.
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