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“Damp problem in ex-council house BT18”

Written on: 04/08/2019 by HayleyGriffin-Alt (1 review written)

Moved into a spareroom property in Belfast BT18. House had a very well presented online profile. When viewed it was very well looked after had reasonable facilities and was very tidy. Soon after moving in I had to spend a day scrubbing a thick layer of damp off 2 of the 4 bedsit walls. I was then told that my bedsit room window had to be open 24x7 to avoid the damp problem. (something to do with what materials were used to build this ex-council house) Because of the permanently open window… Read Full Review

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“Spareroom SUCKS!!!!!!!!”

Written on: 17/03/2018 by 85Gleason (1 review written)

They think it is the only website we can use to rent our properties and do what they want They take our money and then block us for any silly reason, NOW apparently we are only allowed to have one account per person/Company Two people cannot advertise the same property despite we PAY a lot of money!! And if they don't like you for any reason, then they just block you and that;s it! THIS IS UNFAIR Lately they are changing a lot of stuff and it is Getting worse and worse I would not… Read Full Review

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“ Leeds property (spareroom)”

Written on: 10/02/2018 by Nealxn1961 (1 review written)

I was desperately looking for a double room to rent in Leeds then found one in Burley  I spoke to a lady who is from Leeds on the phone and we've arranged an appointment the next day to visit the property. She never turned up, I stood outside the property for an hour and it was freezing cold and even raining. I tried to call her on numerous occasion but she would not pick up the phone. Then a lodger at the property coming from work saw me standing in the cold all wet and let me wait inside and… Read Full Review

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“49 Bulan Road, Oxford, 3 month nightmare ”

Written on: 16/10/2017 by 49_Bulan_Road (1 review written)

I really wanted to write a review about the nightmare landlady I have had to endure at 49 Bulan Road in Oxford.. stay away from this address.. rooms are nothing like advertised and has too many people there paying premium prices for rooms and services they will not receive.. 7 people can’t cook at once and to say just bring luggage just like hotel room is so far from the truth and after a few months there I promise you will share my opinion that this woman has a mental health problem.. stay… Read Full Review

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“ Make sure to ask for proof of address and view the...”

Written on: 19/03/2016

 Make sure to ask for proof of address and view the property before paying deposit. DPS, Western Union are the common mode of payment. To be safe, look for a reliable agencies with office… Read Full Review

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“A waste of time and money”

Written on: 04/03/2016 by Colt300 (1 review written)

Set up a number of searches based on different areas. Signed up to the 'Early Bird' option and began contacting various vendors. Only ever had one response (and then only after a number of resent messages). Other vendors have simply not responded. Weeks later my saved searches show the same properties - all apparently still available? You would reasonably expect a vendor to be checking emails every day to see if anyone is interested in their property? The fact that vendors are not responding… Read Full Review

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“do not use spareroom they only want your money”

Written on: 16/01/2016 by xxxxxxxxxxggduoppytrew (1 review written)

I paid the £10 early bird fee in order to obtain the phone number for a room to rent.when I phoned I was told the room was no longer available.when I mentioned the fact it was still on the website they hung up on me.after a few days the advert was no longer an early bird ad so the phone number was visible,for all of 1 day.then it went back to early bird again.thinking the room may be available again and already having the phone number,I called it again.again I was told the room was taken and… Read Full Review

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“do not use spareroom they only want your money”

Written on: 16/01/2016 by xxxxxxxxxxggduoppytrew (1 review written)

I paid the £10 early bird fee in order to obtain the phone number for a room to rent.when I phoned I was told the room was no longer available.when I mentioned the fact it was still on the website they hung up on me.after a few days the advert was no longer an early bird ad so the phone number was visible,for all of 1 day.then it went back to early bird again.thinking the room may be available again and already having the phone number,I called it again.again I was told the room was taken and… Read Full Review

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“Soul destroying!”

Written on: 12/10/2015 by Hadit (1 review written)

Trying to find a room in zone 2 London is hard enough but having to constantly pay to contact early bird posters is a rip off! If you don't pay you can't contact these posters for 7 days and the room is then gone. If someone has the good manners to get back to you and a viewing is arranged you then feel like you are auditioning as you know anothe dozen people will be auditioned for the room!! I have had much less stressful job interviews!! My confidence has been rocked to the core ! I have… Read Full Review

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“Not a happy camper”

Written on: 25/01/2015 by 47Moser (1 review written)

Finding lodging is stressful enough without having to part with money before you even move in anywhere. Most of the flats were gone but advertisers do not remove posts and spareroom does nothing to make your room hunt easy by cleaning these ads. Then there is the general frustration of finding someone online who is actually a normal human being. I suppose it is a bit like online dating, most of the people are on there because they fail at being social offline. I've had way more luck and spent… Read Full Review

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“Read the terms and conditions. THIS IS NOT FREE...”

Written on: 25/07/2014 by mortimer17 (1 review written)

Read the terms and conditions. THIS IS NOT FREE SERVICE. You get replies from potential occupants but then have to pay for their contact details. … Read Full Review

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“Waste of time”

Written on: 04/05/2014 by StellaMcNeil153 (1 review written)

Seem to be getting interest. People with "No profile" only contact me. They make an appointment to come & view then cancell the day before. This has happened on so many occasions now... My syndical side says there is something fishy going on!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Spareroom Stole my Money!”

Written on: 10/03/2014

I tried to find a room on Spareroom.co.uk but all I got were shady individuals using mobile phone numbers. In the end I found a room using the local newsagent ads. I paid for membership of Spareroom as they have a 100% moneyback guarantee. But when I got to ask for a refund of my £19.99 they refused to give it back to me. I had to ask PayPal to intervene. And so far no refund. To be honest, if somebody won't refund a PayPal transaction then there's something deeply wrong. PayPal vendors… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Easy to fill our rooms :)”

Written on: 27/11/2013

I thought Spareroom website was very easy to use and to navigate around. It is easy to make and advert and to edit it however you require. The email alerts that are sent are very useful and they have saved me a few minutes if searching myself. The email communications between myself and prospective tenants are quick and easy and secure. We have used spareroom for a few years now and it has always helped us to fill our HMO. I would definitely recommend this website to anyone who needs to fill… Read Full Review

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“Using Spareroom.co.uk”

Written on: 27/11/2013

Easy system to use, usually good pictures of room and property. Concise clear layout of what is required by landlord of the lodger and what the lodger gets in return. Easy to contact landlords by either phone or the e-mail facility and usually get a response… Read Full Review

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“A very good service ,I use them as they always perform ”

Written on: 27/11/2013

When ever I need a room or have a room available the first company I think of to sort out my advertising is SpareRoom because its straight forward to set up and they do the rest for you.The response rate is very good and if not they help you by getting your advert out correctly to improve your success rate. The price is very reasonable for the service they provide. I have used other companies and the service was not as good as SpareRoom and now I tend just to use them as they are normally the… Read Full Review

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Written on: 22/04/2014

I agree with this review completely.
Always ready to help both landlords and lodgers.
Highly recommended service.
Head and shoulders above the rest.

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“the best for letting a room”

Written on: 26/11/2013

Had a great response to my ad and rented the room within two weeks A fantastic result… Read Full Review

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“Would definitely recommend ”

Written on: 26/11/2013

I have just found my 3rd lodger thanks to Spareroom. They have been extremely helpful when I have contacted them directly with questions and the information you can get from them, including hints and tips right from first contact, is so useful especially when doing this for the first time. I picked up things I wouldn't have thought of. I like the contact system between those offering rooms and those looking and I found the whole process very user friendly. Can't recommend Spareroom… Read Full Review

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“This really worked for me.”

Written on: 25/11/2013

I found a housemate quicker than I expected, and had at least ten enquiries in the first two weeks. It was easy to use and I would definitely use it again. If my current housemate were to move out I would immediately set up a bold ad with Spareroom, as it took all the hassle and worry out of the process. Money well spent… Read Full Review

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“Rapid response”

Written on: 25/11/2013 by Smokeytucker (1 review written)

Someone phoned me 2 minutes after my ad went live - in fact I was still uploading the photos. He came round the following morning, has paid a deposit and is moving in next week!… Read Full Review

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