How ideal flatmate works

  • Search for your ideal room
  • Take the Matching Test to find the right flatmates
  • Message each other and arrange a viewing
  • Negotiate your rent and move in

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Matching Test

The ideal flatmate Matching Test is fast, simple and fun. It helps you narrow down flatmates based on your compatibility with them. It was developed by academics from the University of Cambridge. Thousands of ideal flatmate users take the matching test every month.

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Search 1000s of Room Listings

ideal flatmate is the only flatshare provider to list rooms private landlords, professional agents and major rental property developers. This means we bring you the widest possible selection of high quality rooms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is free to send messages to other flatmates and property listings. You can upgrade to premium flathunter for extra benefits.
We do everything we can to encourage replies, however sometimes a user may not reply to a message. We recommend allowing 48 hours to receive a reply, and moving on to another potential room if you hear nothing.
The matching test is an optional tool to help you narrow down on the best possible flatmates for you. About half of our users take the matching test.
We check all listings on a daily basis and remove those which breach our terms. However as an open marketplace, we ask users to be vigilant and report suspicious listings, and follow our tips to stay safe. hello@idealflatmate.co.uk
You can use ideal flatmate to search for both flatmates and rooms. You can buddy-up with potential flatmates and look at
ideal flatmate Select properties are from major professional landlords, with high quality rooms to rent featuring all-inclusive deals and luxury amenities. You can buddy-up with ideal flatmate users to rent these properties.
ideal flatmate Select properties are from major professional landlords, with high quality rooms to rent featuring all-inclusive deals and luxury amenities. You can buddy-up with ideal flatmate users to rent these properties.

Premium flathunter is the gold standard in finding a flatmate. You get access to the phone numbers of all property listings which added a number. As a normal flathunter, our landlords must pay to upgrade to reply to your messages, or show their phone number. As a premium flathunter, they can reply to you for free.

Money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your experience as a Premium Flathunter, let us know and we will give you a 100% refund.

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What our flatmates are saying about us

  • Loving ideal flatmate! Found the perfect flatmate for one of my properties.

    Gertie Owen Professional Landlord
  • Within a day I had messages from two potential flatmates.

    Emily, 28 Current Tenant
  • It was simple and easy. I found a great place and flatmates I get along with.

    John, 29 Flathunter
  • I was just looking for somewhere comfortable. Making new friends has been a big bonus.

    Audrey, 27 Flathunter

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