If you're renting out a spare room ths book will tell all about taking in a lodger, including how to advertise the room and then draw up the contract. It also explains the the tax and financial issues involved, and much more.
For those looking for a flatshare you'll find out where to look, how to pick the best flatmates and then how to avoid conflict and keep your flatshare harmonious.
If you are looking for a new flatmate, you'll discover how to advertise, what to look for to pick the right person and also everything you need to know about dealing with money.
Rupert Hunt founded London's first flatshare site, IntoLondon.com, in1999. SpareRoom.co.uk was launched in 2004, extending the service to cover the whole of the UK. In that time the world of shared accommodation(and how we advertise and search for it) has changed drastically. Matt Hutchinson is involved in running SpareRoom.co.uk and has provided opinion and comment for articles inThe Independent, The Times and The Sunday Times amongst other publications as an expert on the UK flatshare market. Matt also provides the regular Room of the Week feature for News International's thelondonpaper.