How to Use Roomlets.Rentals to let a room in your home

To help you get the most from our service, we’ve produced this short guide on how to use Roomlets.Rentals.


Can you help me find a room or a lodger?

This is an online advertising, search, messaging and alert service for people offering or seeking rooms for rent. We make it very easy for you to find and contact other users to ask questions and arrange viewings. We are not an agency, so we don’t get involved in the actual rental transactions.

How do I find a lodger or flatmate?

Start by placing your own free ‘Room Offered‘ ad. We get new users searching for rooms everyday, so let them find you! Make sure you also use our Search to browse and shortlist people looking for rooms in your area. Make contact, arrange viewings and agree rental terms directly with the other person.

How do I find a room?

Search and browse the room-offered ads for your area, and send a free message to introduce yourself. It’s a good idea to also place your own Room-Wanted ad so that people offering rooms can find you too.

How much does it cost to advertise for a room or lodger?

It’s free to register and post an ad on Roomlets.Rentals. To reply to messages and share personal contact details, either you or the other person must upgrade. Our most popular plans work out at about 61p per day (or 21p per day if you are seeking a room). Read Plans & Pricing.

Do you deal with Monday to Friday rentals?

Demand for Monday to Friday rentals is growing. To rent out a room and still enjoy privacy at the weekends, or find a room just for the working week, select this option. We provide built-in Mon-Fri search filters. Find out more: Monday to Friday Room Lets.

Can I advertise rooms in more than one property?

For landlords and agents advertising rooms in more than one property at a time, we offer Professional plans. See Plans & Pricing.

How do I contact others?

There is no ‘early bird’ waiting period, so you can contact any ad as soon as it is published. To send a free message, click the ‘Send Message’ tab on the ad. Make sure you include enough information to get the other person interested. If the ad includes a phone number, click the ‘Phone Advertiser’ tab.

How do I reply to a message from another user?

All received messages are stored in your Roomlets mailbox. We can also forward a copy immediately to your email address if you wish. To reply, go to your Roomlets mailbox. If the other person has upgraded, you can reply for free, otherwise you will need to upgrade.

Why didn’t the other person reply to my message?

If the other person hasn’t upgraded, you may need to upgrade your account so that they can reply. The other person may not be checking their messages frequently, or they may have decided for whatever reason not to respond. We encourage users to remove ads as soon as they are filled, and we send you an automatic response if this happens whilst you are waiting for a reply.

How do I keep up to date with newly published ads?

When you place an ad with Roomlets.Rentals, we check regularly for ads on our site matching your search. We make the results available in your account for the next time you sign-in. Optionally, we can send you free email alerts to let you know about the latest matches.

How do I remove my ad?

To be fair to other users, you must remove your ad as soon as it is filled. You can either delete the ad or save it in your account ready for use another time. Some of our emails include a link for you to do this, otherwise you can deactivate your ad from your ‘My Ads’ page.

How safe is online rental advertising?

The vast majority of people online are honest, but some fraudsters rely on the internet to commit crime. We check every ad for online safety and to help prevent scammers contacting others through our site. No system can be 100% safe. Please take common-sense precautions and report anything suspicious. Read our Guide to Online Safety.

How do I change my contact preferences?

You can select the type of emails we send you by visiting your account page, or by clicking the ‘Contact Preferences’ link at the footer of any email we send you.

Start Your Search with a Free Ad

We get new users searching our site every day. Start by placing your own Room-Offered or Room-Wanted listing to make sure you appear in their search results.