COVID-19 - how it affects renting

 

Supersize your ad with a video

 
  • We'll supersize your ad in the listings if you include a video with people in it
  • Including housemates helps people get to know you better
  • The next best thing to meeting in person during COVID-19
  • Don’t worry about making a masterpiece - simple and natural is good
  • Upload a video to your ad and you could win £150 - info & terms
Upload a video to your ad Example of advert with housemates video

Because video adds so much to your ad, we promote video ads in our listings pages (as long as they have housemates in) by supersizing them. This means you'll get far more views and enquiries – so you'll probably find that great new flatmate much quicker.

As an added bonus, upload a video to your ad and you could win £150 in cash or vouchers. It doesn’t need to be an all-singing all-dancing masterpiece - the best ones are usually just people chatting about themselves and who they’d like to live with. Info & terms

The perfect share is about more than just a nice room - the people are what make (or break) it. But it's really hard to judge and make decisions from an ad and a few messages back and forth. The minute you meet someone face to face you instantly have an idea of whether you'll get on. Uploading a video to your ad serves the same purpose.

Aside from showing the room and property, focus on talking about yourself so potential flatmates get an idea of who they'll be living with. Chat about the kind of person you're looking to live with and what matters to you – maybe that's a love for a clean home, or someone who'll cook and eat with you.

Don't worry about making a masterpiece – the more natural it is the better! Using your phone in selfie mode is enough, just remember to go landscape. Click here for more tips.

Finally, COVID-19 has limited our daily activity, but that doesn't mean your search needs to come to a standstill. Adding a video "meet and greet" makes it easier for prospective flatmates to know whether or not they'll fit in, and whether it's worth a face to face meeting once lockdown's lifted.

Upload a video to your ad
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