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★☆☆☆☆

“I rented an apartment found on EasyWG, ONE OF THE...”

Written on: 26/08/2014 by ValentinV (1 review written)

I rented an apartment found on EasyWG, ONE OF THE NUMEROUS WEBSITES OWNED BY W3 LTD SUCH AS EASYROOMMATE. After having received a copy of the landlord’s passport, a dated and signed contract, and a link to a LinkedIn profile, I paid approximately £1,400 of rent and deposit by bank transfer to an account in the landlord’s name. As specified in the website’s instructions, I used neither international mandate, neither Western Union, nor MoneyGram. Having exactly followed the website’s… Read Full Review

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“WORST WEBSITE”

Written on: 12/07/2013

You cannot read messages sent to you unless you upgrade and pay a ridiculous amount of money. A girl contacted me, I was able to view the room she was offering and it was just what I was after however because we both had basic memberships neither of us could contact each other!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Just find another site”

Written on: 11/06/2013

I was using easyroommate to try and find two room mates at first i was using the free basic account but when people were interested i payed the 10 day subscription and replied to the "other people " and never herd from them my bet is it was admin generated message to make you pay money just use another site… Read Full Review

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“I put a room for rent on EASYROOMMATE. You cannot...”

Written on: 24/05/2013 by Edgrob (1 review written)

I put a room for rent on EASYROOMMATE. You cannot read any emails sent to you unless you pay a minimum of £25. So what happens is you send interest to people who are looking for a room which is free then an automated email is sent by Easyroommate stating (WHATEVER their name IS) "SEEMS interested in your AD. to read their response you will need to UPGRADE". So when you pay a minimum of £25 (ONE month SUBSCRIPTION) to read the EMAIL, it turns out to be no more than an automated email from… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Could be better”

Written on: 21/04/2013

Not one of the best flatshare sites… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“What me Worry?”

Written on: 26/02/2013 by JohnDoe1972 (1 review written)

Just like any review you will find people who pick holes, I have used Easyroommate for a while now to fill our shared student house and found it quick and easy to use. I shell out £30 for the month, and if I haven't filled the room (once) within that time, they give you another month free. The first time I used it was as a free member, but I found the faded emails odd, so signed up because I knew it was still a good deal, and have had no issues for three years now. Our place is in Aberdeen… Read Full Review

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“FIRST "To Contact "Elodie" you first need to post...”

Written on: 20/02/2013 by shahedm (2 reviews written)

FIRST "To Contact "Elodie" you first need to post your on Easyroommate. It's FREE, fast and simple" THEN "You have sent a message to another basic member. We will deliver this message to their inbox but they will not be able to read the contents of the message as you are both basic members." FIRST… Read Full Review

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Johndoe1972's Response to shahedm's Review

Written on: 26/02/2013

I'm not sure what the issue is here, the site says that as a Free member you can only contact Premium members, but if you pay to become a premium member you can contact all?

The message I grant you is not user friendly, but the site is moderated so people are vetted to reduce scams and creepy people, and they have a UK based customer service,so no surprise they charge for the premium version of this. A site will either make money through lots of advertising or some pay model so get over it.

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Shahedm's reply to Johndoe1972's Comment

Written on: 27/02/2013

My opinion is valid, as portrayed in the contradiction of Easyroommates representations.
Your praise and counter argument with a derogatory "Get over it" is not helpful and bluntly demonstrates where your affiliation lies.
It's free country, I dare say you get over that.

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★★★★★

“One of the best flatshare website, maybe the best !”

Written on: 14/11/2012 by Silvestre34 (1 review written)

In few words : excellent website, excellent team (especially the customer service), good listings, nice design, easy to use, free of charge. Definitely one of the best ! It exists also in French (and other languages, but I used only in english for London and in french for Paris) and it worked well too. I found a flatshare in paris in only 4 days and in London in 3 days, which is quite amazing if you think about how difficult it is nowadays to find the right flatshare. Again, I would like… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Easy and fast”

Written on: 14/11/2012

I was in Paris and looking for a place in London. Was supposed to move to London in a week. I find the perfect place in 3 days. I had a lot of contacts easily, a lot of ads are available on easyroommate. And all ads are up to date. Perfect website if you need to find a good place quickly. I recommend it to everyone… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Found a great room in 3 days!”

Written on: 29/10/2012

I've been thinking to move to London for a while and finally made the move in September. I offered my place in New York City on Easyroommate and search for a Room in London via the same service. Both worked out great for me. I found a new roommate for my place and a Room for myself in London. The only down-side is that you need to become a member in the UK and USA separately. But the fees I paid here, are so much less than at the rental agencies I've come across. There are so many Roommates… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Gets me tenants everytime!”

Written on: 22/10/2012

I have a few HMOs and being a former user of letting agents it used to take a decent chunk of my rent. I get too many calls and emails if this site if anything, I filled the rooms get the ad down or I wont be left alone… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Plenty of Choice”

Written on: 14/10/2012

The amount of interest that this site generates is almost more than one can handle but that is exactly what you want when trying to let your property. The people who apply & stay at the property have always been genuine and very reliable with rental payments… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Expensive”

Written on: 13/10/2012

Ok but very expensive and worse than useless if you don't pay for premium membership. Also excludes people living in suburbs, as you can't list under the nearest big town… Read Full Review

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“website functionality”

Written on: 12/10/2012 by chrisyorks54 (1 review written)

The functionality of the new website is awful. Not only do links not work; e.g. moving through the pages of results has to be done with the arrow key, you cannot simply select which pages you wish to view without "website error" being displayed. Give me the old site anytime. I have used this website for over 6 years now and, it may look pretty now but it is not useable. So, how useful is that. Easyroommate get your act together please… Read Full Review

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“basic membership”

Written on: 12/10/2012 by tnt356 (1 review written)

I wish basic member who is searching for rooms can commnicate between premium and basic member.Some basic member have diffculty to contact landlord who is premium member .I was told when they come for viewing . premium member can advertise more room to let ,may be upto 4 house . All the future tennants do not disclose their health .landlord can not find out if they have mental disability,hiv etc.i let one room to a memtal patiant who find the room though easyroomate . I wish easyroomate… Read Full Review

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“The web site keep changing !.”

Written on: 11/10/2012 by shunfat (1 review written)

To easyroommate, I've been with easyroommate.com for the past 7 years since then it has change so many time i really do not know how it works and we don't understand why the web site has so many changes to it, why not keep it the same !. Also i would not recommend to others because people at easyroommate.com don't listen or take comments into consideration. This is why i've not carry on with the service they provide. It could be better and improved. Thanks - Raymond. … Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Good but illogical processes - deaf to customer feedback”

Written on: 11/10/2012 by dasuzu (1 review written)

Easyroomate is a mix of good and bad. It allows good photos and excellent information to be uploaded, but many of the processes are flawed with an unecessary number of clicks needed to achieve certain tasks. Here is a classic example: 1. When someone adds you as a Favourite you are notified that "Someone as added you as a Favourite!". Why they do not say who along with some summary information is a mystery. In order to find out who is interested in your ad you must click on the link and are… Read Full Review

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“Too expensive, for the service offered.”

Written on: 11/10/2012 by edwerty (1 review written)

Too expensive, for the service offered… Read Full Review

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“Landlady from Hell!”

Written on: 11/10/2012 by snoopjet (1 review written)

People who use this website should proceed with caution. When my boyfriend used EasyRoommate for rental accommodation his online advert was answered by what amounted to a psycho in the guise of a landlady who became spiteful and vengeful when he exercised his right to have a guest (me) to stay for a couple of days. After being insulting towards me she proceeded to make his life even more hell and misery than it already was (he was left in the position of having to leave notes for her as she… Read Full Review

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Minafriere's Response to snoopjet's Review

Written on: 13/11/2012

While I am sorry about your experience with the 'mad' landlady, I am not sure how you can blame anybody apart from her? How is a website supposed to know that a person who advertises a room is going to turn crazy - You complained and they blocked her from using the site, then you also blame a court for not awarding you compensation?
I have rented out rooms to people who have wreaked the room way beyond any deposit so it works both ways - I used a paper and she seemed fine when I rented my room out, but went crazy at the end of her lease when she had to move out - I could hardly sue the paper for letting a crazy person read my ad?

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Snoopjet's reply to Minafriere's Comment

Written on: 09/12/2012

Ever heard of thinking outside the box? Instead of just rolling over and thinking that such behaviour is normal and out of your control, perhaps you should have contacted the paper in question to inform them of what happened to you. I am sure they would have been grateful to you for your feedback and, you never know, it could have led them to devising ways of preventing repeat scenarios by, if nothing else, providing a warning system to landlords who use them for advertising purposes.
As for advertising websites such as Easyroommate that are increasingly growing, they cannot be in the business for the love of it so why should they not be held responsible for allowing maniacs, that they would be in the know about if they bothered to vet them first, to use them for money-making purposes? All they are doing is acting as an introductory tool for users and then using their feedback which, to all intents and purposes, amounts to people such as my boyfriend, doing the donkey work while they sit back and reap the benefits.
In view of this I do not see anything wrong in their being held accountable when things go wrong. Neither do I consider their blocking from further use of their website, the vermin in the guise of a landlady, in this instance, sufficient action on their part, particularly when bearing in mind the nightmare year my boyfriend and I had as a direct result of her disgusting behaviour.
You apparently have issues in our not only progressing the matter as far as we did, but also in our anticipating that we would at least get the amount of the bond back, which we probably would have been successful with if we had not also had the bad luck of being allocated a district judge who did not know right from wrong, and who considered it justifiable that the landlady be given only a verbal wrist-smacking for what she had done before allowing her to get away scot-free to terrorise her next victim.
Although it eventually went beyond our wanting the amount of the bond back and became more a matter of principle to us to try and prevent others from suffering the way that we did at the hands of the sorry excuse for a human being in question, perhaps you are so wealthy that it would not even cross your mind to even try and seek compensation for your losses. Not everyone is so fortunate to be in that position so you should consider yourself lucky to not have to chase what may be rightfully yours.
We unfortunately had to learn our lessons regarding excluded occupancy “rights” the hard way with the ready and willing help of a corrupt “legal” system. To now have someone as insensitive and unfeeling, as you appear to be, crawl out of the woodwork and rub salt into wounds that are still raw is disgusting and totally unforgiveable. What must you have for a heart?
Before making such cruel remarks you should have placed yourself in the position of a person who has worked a 12-hour nightshift during which the majority of the time is spent on your feet, and on returning to get some well-earned rest, you are confronted with the rantings and ravings of a psycho who was hell-bent on throwing you out and allowing you a generous ten minutes to do so. To then seek justice and find out that the law is on the side of the perpetrator in question was just the icing on the cake of a situation that I would not wish on anyone.
You have not elaborated on the reasons that your tenant “had to move out”, but as I do not know you personally I cannot comment further on this issue.

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★★★★★

“An excellent site”

Written on: 11/10/2012 by JuneDouglas (1 review written)

I have used this site for 3 yeras and have managed to find many excellent lodgers to rent my rooms. I generally put in a lot of effort in emailing people from my results and I have always had very swift responses. My house is outside of London but I still manage to fill rooms. I am very satisfied, and will continue to use the site… Read Full Review

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