Competition Terms


Eligibility and entry

  • The competitions are open to any UK rent-paying flat or house sharer over the age of 18. A flat or house share is classed as shared accommodation where at least 2 of the residents are unrelated (and not in a relationship). This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Any one of a group of friends renting a flat or house together
    • A lodger renting a room in a family home
    • A tenant renting a room in shared property
    The following would NOT be eligible - including, but not limited to:
    • A home owner who is letting a room out (though the lodger would be eligible)
    • A tenant living alone in a one bed flat
    • A couple renting on their own
  • By entering Live Rent Free you agree to us contacting you by email. These emails may include: details of the next month's competition; winners of previous competitions; plus ways to earn additional entries in order to increase your chances. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, unsubscribing cancels any competition entries you currently have.
  • The closing dates for entering the current competitions are listed at but are generally midday (UK time) on the last day of the month.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • All entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.

Extra entries and increasing your chances

  • For every friend you refer who enters (using the special personal link provided to you), you receive two additional entries. Each referred person must be a unique individual (not the same person with a different email address for instance). We reserve the right to investigate friend referrals for fraud.
  • You also gain an extra entry when friends of those you refer enter.
  • When entering a competition, you are rewarded for any previous competition entries you made, meaning your chances improve over time. E.g. if you entered May's, June's and July's monthly draw, you will automatically get 4 entries if you join the August draw.
  • You may be offered the opportunity to earn additional entries. The details and terms of these will be described within the offer.

The prizes and the winner

  • The winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. The winner will have a further 7 days to confirm acceptance of the prize.
  • If the winner fails, or is unable for any reason, to accept the prize or cannot be contacted, SpareRoom reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant drawn at random.
  • The rent amount is calculated using our Rental Index. The average rent for a double room (inc bills) in your post town (e.g. if your postcode is "SK1 9XX" your post town is Stockport, i.e. all postcodes beginning with SK), according to our most recent Rental Index, will be used to calculate your prize money, meaning you may win more or less than your actual monthly rent.
  • Proof of residence will be required to collect the prize.
  • The winner and guest may be required, and therefore consent, to taking part in some publicity for SpareRoom as required. At the very least a name and photo will be required for promotion on SpareRoom and/or the competition emails.
  • In the case of annual competition winners we may require you to take part in a follow up at a later date.
  • SpareRoom reserves the right to vary, amend or withdraw the competitions on reasonable notice.
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