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Watch out for flatshare advert premium rate 070 numbers

Looking for a flatshare is fun but remember to have your wits about you, not all people are honest.

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Probably The Best Flatmates In The World

"Carlsberg Don't do Flatmates TV Commercial". This video was an advert from a few years ago showing football fan's best flatmates in the world.

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How to disable adverts and analytics across the web

Privacy matters. This site does not use Google Analytics. It uses Google adverts for income, while also teaching you how to block them. This article relates to the Privacy Policy.

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Flatshare Fridge of the Future

Flatshare Fridge

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Gay flatshare

Search for gay or lesbian flatshare. Flatshare adverts on the site can optionally display a preference for gay flatmate.

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Justrentaroom is now part of Blocl

Since 2001 JustRentARoom helped countless lodgers and landlords to form their ideal house shares and flat shares, renting out rooms in the UK. Today the site became part of Blocl UK

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Landlords Get a Better Rep

Landlord Rising Damp

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Live in landlords wanted for new TV pilot show

We’re currently looking for live in landlords that are looking to find a new lodger for their home and offering them a unique opportunity to take part in a new TV Show produced by television production company Green Inc.

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Lets with Pets

Lets With Pets statistics show that Landlords who exclude pet owners from their properties are missing out on a large chunk of the rental market as 43% of the population currently own a pet. By adopting a pet-friendly approach, you can easily increase demand for your property and attract long-term, responsible tenants.

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Mock the Week Things You Don't Want To Hear From Your Flatmate

After looking through YouTube this week I came across one of my much loved programs Mock the Week and found this hilarious video "Things You Don't Want To Hear From Your Flatmate"

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Landlords say NO SMOKING!

As nipping out to the supermarket for a pack of cigs just got a little bit harder thanks to the government banning large stores from displaying cigarettes, just how are landlords and tenants getting on with the ‘smoke or not to smoke’ debate?

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Parents Filling Empty Bedrooms

Are your children not your little babies no more, are they now all grown up and made that decision to gain their own independence to stand on their own 2 feet to move out of your family home?

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The Rent A Room Scheme

Renting a room has always had benefits but now people who rent rooms out can get an added bonus of being tax-exempt up to a certain amount.

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Speed flatmating

Speed flatmating

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Website's open source technology stack

Here's a quick outline of open source technologies used to power the site.

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Flatshare Tenancy Agreements

Taking in a lodger or tenant the first thing you should have in place is a Tenancy Agreement. Having an agreement in place will help make sure everything runs smoothly throughout the tenancy, setting out the rent, deposit, terms and notice periods etc. These are also important If any future disputes happen, then you can refer the tenant back to the Tenancy Agreement.

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Trademark, how to

Getting a trademark registered with UK Intellectual Property Office involved a few steps so here comes a little writeup of the process.

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When flatsharing, keep your valuables safe

Whilst flatsharing we bump in to a variety of people, from your new best friend, to the constant talker, to the slightly odd flatmate. Although you’d probably end up getting on with most of these and you’d probably share a pack of rolo’s with them, you have to think, do I really know them.

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