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