How does it work?

It’s easy to rent out your room or find a place with Flatmates.com.au

Create a Listing
Whether you are renting your spare room or are looking for a new place to live, you’ll need to create a listing. There are two listing types on Flatmates.com.au:

Property Listing
Having a property listing is essential for finding a flatmate. A detailed listing should include clear pictures, information about the property and room and a brief description of the other flatmates who live there. To create your listing simply fill in all of the sections and click list my place.

Person Listing
A person listing or room wanted profile is the best way to let people know you’re looking for a property. Your profile should include a little bit about your lifestyle, personality and the kind of place you’re looking for. Adding photos to your profile will also increase your responses and will place you at the top end of roommate searches. To create your listing simply fill in the required sections and click save.

Search
Once you have created your listing, it’s time to start your search. It is important to be proactive when searching for a flatmate or a new place because the best rooms and flatmates go quickly. Use the search function to find listings in your preferred area. Search results can be filtered on the left-hand side of the screen for desktop or via the refine button at the top for mobile devices.

Email alerts
Share accommodation is the fastest moving property market with the average listing only lasting 10-14 days and some of the most popular listings only a few hours. To make sure you find out about the best rooms or flatmates we send you email alerts with the latest listings. You can adjust these or turn them off by visiting Alert Settings

Get in Touch
If you see a listing you like or a flatmate you think would be perfect, write them a message. When messaging other members about their listing, make sure you have read their details first. Your message should be an introduction about yourself, why you’re interested in the room/flatmate and why you feel you/they would be a great fit for the home. Remember you’ll need to stand out from the other members enquiring, so try to keep it interesting.

If you’re enquiring directly via a members mobile number, be sure to send them a link to your listing so they can easily find you. Also let them know you found them on Flatmates.com.au.

Tip
Some listings receive a huge number of responses so don’t expect to hear back from every message you send. To avoid disappointment don’t just send one message, make sure you messages all the listings which which could be suitable. If all goes well then you will end up with a number of options to choose from.

View
Before you make and decisions on pay any money ensure you conduct a viewing. A viewing is important to not just view the room, but to also meet the flatmates. If you cannot meet in person than make a video call on Skype or FaceTime. During the viewing potential flatmates should ask each other questions about lifestyle, habits, work and hobbies. If you have a few contenders for a room, get each potential flatmate around individually. If your plans change and you cannot make it to a viewing please be polite and cancel or reschedule the viewing.

Agreement
Found the right person or place? Be sure to tell them you’re happy and want to proceed. Before moving in go through our Pre-tenancy check list. This will cover everything from bond requirements to house rules. Be sure to also read through our Legal Introduction.