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

  • Fill out the registration page and the detailed profile form about you and your room.
  • Search the database to find potential Homemates available in your area and see their basic profiles

2. ID & Background Checks

  • To view full profiles, use advanced search or be able to subscribe and connect with a Homemate, you must pass an ID verification and background check powered by Yoti. This can be found under Verification once you register. It requires a one-off £20 fee. 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 Homemates who’ve passed.

3. Search & Subscribe to Connect

  • You can select Homemates by personality and background as well as by those who say they have a DBS (criminal record check) certificate or are Covid vaccinated. Your shortlist is stored under your ‘Profile’.
  • Choose a subscription package to be able to connect. There are 3 options starting from £45 for 1 month. See Pricing for full details. Payments will not automatically renew so you needn’t worry about terminating them.

4. Interview, Decide & Sign a Contract

  • To help you make necessary background checks on the DBS (criminal record) certificates and references see Safeguarding for full guidelines.
  • Organise a video interview with your preferred Homemate, and follow up with an interview in person, ideally with a family member or friend present to help you decide.
  • Agree the activity details of the homeshare arrangement and monthly fee of between £250-£350 and download our free contract template to help tailor and formalise it.

5. Make Admin Changes

  • Make any necessary changes to your council tax status (students are exempt and will not affect a Host’s single occupancy status).
  • Arrange cover for your Homemate’s contents on your home insurance policy.