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
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