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Frequently asked questions on finding rooms to rent in the UK

RoomAds can help you find professional or student accommodation, rooms to rent in London and across the UK, bedsits, studio flats as well as house and flat shares. Click on the questions below for more information. If the question you want to ask isn’t there, then please Contact us.

Questions on finding rooms to rent in the UK:

Select and click on your question:

1. What does it cost to advertise on RoomAds.co.uk?
2. How do I find a room?
3. How current are the room ads listed?
4. How does the Email Alert service work?
5. How does the Favourites search feature work?
6. I want to place my FREE advert in the Rooms Wanted section – what’s involved?
7. Is there are limit on advert size?
8. How long do adverts stay live on the database?
9. Do you keep my personal information private?
10. Do I need to register to use this site?
11. Short note on rents and deposits
12. Rent Safely – Be informed and avoid the pitfalls before you rent
13. If you have any questions about the services offered on this site
14. If you have encountered any techincal problems while using this site

Answers to your questions on finding rooms to rent in the UK:

1. What does it cost to advertise on RoomAds.co.uk?

RoomAds is FREE for tenants / people looking for accommodation. Place your advert now.

Landlords / people advertising a room or property: please see Find me a Tenant – FAQs.
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2. How do I find a room?

You can search by county / city or town.

Simply click on the Quick Search menu found on the left hand side (LHS) to find the room you want. If you know the city or town you want, click on that city or town, otherwise start a wider search by selecting the county. Not sure which county your city or town is in? See Which County?

A brief linear description of all rooms (i.e. city or town, price and accommodation type) is shown to save you time. If you decide you want to read a more detailed description about a particular room just click on that advert.

To contact the advertiser, click on the link ‘Contact advertiser’, which is found at the top of each advert. If you have already registered, you can login and send a message simultaneously; or if you are new to RoomAds, you can register here and also send a message to the advertiser.

You can also use Email Alert and Favourites (see below for details) to facilitate your search.
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3. How current are the room ads listed?

All adverts stay live for 6 weeks only. After this period they are automatically deactivated unless the advertiser takes advantage of the ‘renew’ option.

We also request landlords and letting agents to inform us when their property is let. This helps ensure that the accommodation offered is actually still on offer.

As you will appreciate, the best rooms are generally snapped up quickly, so once you know what you want, don’t delay!
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4. How does the Email Alert service work?

What this involves: You enter your requirements (location / price / etc) and you are then automatically notified as soon as a new ‘match’ comes available online.

Email Alert is a real time saver for busy people. The landlord and letting agent likes this service too as it gets their property let much faster. Create your free email alert now!
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5. How does the Favourites search feature work?

If you see a number of different rooms that are of interest, Favourites enables you to create a personalised listing by selecting ‘Add to my list’ (once you have carried out a search – see the Quick Search menu on the LHS).

In order to use the services on this web site you will need to register first. This is a standard requirement to enable you to use the services offered.
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6. I want to place my FREE advert in the Rooms Wanted section – what’s involved?

As well as using the Email Alert service, you can take direct action and place your own advert. This will maximise your chances of finding what you really want much quicker, as landlords, who have what you are looking for, will be able to email you direct.

Your email address will remain private until you decide to divulge it – see our Privacy Policy, and Question Number 9 Do you keep my personal information private? below.

We have designed a template to help you, which includes all the basic information for you to fill in. In addition to this, you can add your own personal description / requirements.

Each advert gets its own Id Number as soon as it is placed on the database. You will automatically be sent an email notifying you of this number. Place your Room Wanted advert now!
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7. Is there a limit on advert size?

There is no limit (within reason!).
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8. How long do adverts stay live on the database?

All adverts normally stay live for 6 weeks from date of posting. During this time adverts can be:

  • Edited – your personal circumstances may change, e.g. a salary rise may mean you can go for bigger and better! or you may think of an extra requirement; or
  • Removed – when you have successfully found your new home.

After the 6-week period has expired all adverts are automatically deactivated unless the advertiser takes advantage of the ‘renew’ option. You will be sent a reminder one week before expiry, inviting you to renew your advert for a further 6 weeks.
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9. Do you keep my personal information private?

We will NOT post your name, address, or email address on our web site. You can divulge this information once you feel confident of whom you are dealing with.

We do NOT post your contact telephone number without your consent. Additionally, we will never disclose your personal information to any third parties. See our Privacy Policy.
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10. Do I need to register to use this site?

You do not need to register to view rooms advertised on our database.

You will need to register, however, to use the services on this site – e.g. placing an advert, setting up your Email Alert, or setting up your Favourites profile. This is a standard requirement to enable you to use the services offered.

Registration is easy. You only need to enter a few details to get a lot of results. Then, the next time you come back to the RoomAds site you simply enter your user name (i.e. your email address) and password in the Member Login area (on the left hand side menu). Register now!.

If you should forget your password, simply select the Forgot Password? button, and we will send your password to you via email.
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11. Short note on rents and deposits

  • Rents: Please note that some rooms are advertised on a weekly basis (e.g. £100 pw) and some are advertised on a calendar monthly basis (e.g. £434 pcm). Be clear before you commit yourself!
  • Deposits: A deposit (security bond) is generally required before you move into your new accommodation. One calendar month is often asked for. Again, be clear on the exact amount required before you commit yourself. Always get a receipt, especially if you are handing over cash.

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12. Rent Safely – Be informed and avoid the pitfalls before you rent

It is always wise to have a written form of contract to avoid possible misunderstandings and disputes over the amount of deposit paid, the agreed period of notice, etc.

You can purchase our House/Flat Share Licence Agreement or Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, which comes as part of our Contract Pack for a nominal fee.
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13. If you have any questions about the services offered on this site

Send us an e-mail, Contact us.
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14. If you have encountered any technical problems while using this site

We would appreciate it if you would let us know ASAP, Contact us.
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