Finding an ideal Homemate couldn’t be easier with our national database. All you have to do is follow these
5 easy steps.
1. Register & Create Profile
Ensure your premises are suitable for a Homemate - see section 10 of
Safeguarding Fill out registration page and profile
Search potential Homemates available in your area
2. ID & Background Checks
Pass ID verification check to unlock smart search and view full profiles. Cost is £20. (Verification appears on menu bar once you register). See
Safeguarding for full details. A ‘pass’ is a green ID icon on your profile, grey is for ‘still pending’. For your security you can only connect with Homemates who’ve passed.
3. Shortlist & Connect
Search by personality, shared interests, if someone has a DBS certificate or is Covid vaccinated etc. 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
Make further background checks including DBS Certificates, legal residency, and references. See
Safeguarding for full guidelines. Organise an online interview, and follow up with interview in person.
Agree a 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
Carry out any necessary health and safety checks.
Amend your Council Tax to include your Homemate.
Notify your home insurer that you are taking in a lodger.
See section 10 in
Safeguarding for full checklist.