How it Works

How It Works - Cohabitas community of house sharers 40+

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 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.

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 housemates or flatmates.

Personalised: Because everyone has different house sharing needs and preferences, you can search 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/manage a flat or house and want to list a room for rent, 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 or fellow housemate, 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 become a Premium member.

With a free listing you can contact a Premium member about their listing, but with a Premium listing membership you can contact all users and you phone number is displayed (if you choose). Your email address remains private at all times for privacy and you can use the secure message platform to make initial contact.

Premium membership costs from £9.90 for 7 days, up to £27.70 for 3 months (only £2.13 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 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.

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.

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