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Flatmate Rooms offers a premium membership to help users succeeding faster and support the security of the service.
Featured adverts are highlighted on top of search results. These are all free to contact without any upgrade prompts. Other active adverts are free to contact as well. However you will be asked to upgrade and pass address verification. If you choose to send messages for free, the recipient will be prompted to become a premium member to read the message.
If you received a message that prompts you to check the premium membership, it means both of you are basic members and message is still held back. One needs to pass card address verification before conversation will be enabled. All senders are made aware that you are not a premium member and asked whether they want to become one.
Address verification happens automatically upon payment via card or PayPal giving everyone piece of mind.
If you received a message that prompts you to check the premium membership, it means both of you are basic members and message is still being delayed. One needs to pass card address verification before conversation will be enabled. All senders are made aware that you are not a premium member and asked whether they want to become one.
Sometimes we receive feedback from members asking to “make the website totally free”.
While it would be nice to our basic members having us paying the running costs, it wouldn’t be possible to ensure safety of the service and we couldn’t afford to run the site:
You can now imagine the cost and amount of work involved to provide this service.
Average double room rental is £360 a month. Monthly membership with success guarantee costs £25. That makes 1442% return on investment within a month. The alternative is £360 loss having your room empty.
Premium members are much more likely to attract attention. Scammers frequenting the free sites took the trust out of the market. Card address verification returns our tenants the piece of mind.
Paying a small fee empowers flat hunters to jump the queue and stand out from the crowd. All that’s necessary to get the right place before others will.
Choose your membership and let our service help find you a tenant or room quicker and safer.
There are 3 ways how to get a boost:
We hope the above helps a little more in explaining why we charge for premium membership and how it works.
Contact the directors Gareth and Frank on frank or gareth at flatmaterooms.co.uk if you have any questions.