Finding an ideal Host couldn’t be easier with our national database. All you have to do is follow these 5 easy steps.

1. Register & Create Profile

  • Fill out registration page and profile
  • Search potential Hosts available in your area

2. ID & Background Checks

  • Pass the ID verification and background check to unlock smart search and view full profiles (Verification is on the menu bar once you register). Requires a one-off fee of £20. See Safeguarding for full details.
  • A ‘pass’ is shown as a green ID icon on your profile, grey for ‘still pending’. For your security you can only connect with Hosts who’ve passed.

3. Shortlist & Connect

  • Smart search by personality, background, if someone has a DBS certificate or is Covid vaccinated. Create shortlist. (stored under your ‘Profile’.)
  • Purchase a connection package to be able to message and reply to others. There are 3 options starting from £45 for 1 month. See Pricing for full details.

4. Interview, Decide & Sign a Contract

  • You may want to ask a Host for a DBS Certificate or you may not feel it necessary. See Safeguarding for full guidelines.
  • Organise an online interview, and follow up with an interview in person.
  • Agree the fee of between £58-£81 per week (£250-£350 per month).
  • Agree the activity details of the homeshare.
  • Use our free contract template to help tailor it.

5. Make Admin Changes

  • Check you are included on the Host’s council tax unless you are paying it elsewhere
  • Take out a home insurance policy to cover your belongings