James Pratley

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  • James Pratley created an article,

    Platform Standards

    Building name Titles should only contain building name. No additional text is permitted. Building description Should contain relevant information about the building, it's amenities, distance to loc...

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    Tenancy length and dates

    Accommodation operators have to provide a booking period, with start and end dates, in order to list on the Housemates platform. These dates will usually be fixed to fit the academic year, but you ...

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    Group bookings

    We’re currently unable to facilitate group bookings.

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    Changing room types

    If you wish to change your room type after you have signed the tenancy agreement, this may be possible depending on the accommodation provider’s availability and agreement with you. If you can’t fi...

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    Paying rent upfront

    If you prefer to pay your rent upfront, you can do this. You will only need to pay a holding deposit at the point of booking to secure your place on Housemates, but you can select the option to pay...

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    Paying rent in instalments

    In most cases, accommodation providers will let you pay your rent in instalments, as long as you provide a guarantor. Most students pay in three instalments throughout the year, but other options m...

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    Booking process

    Housemates lets you book accommodation instantly online, just as you would book a holiday, by paying a holding deposit. This removes the hassle of back-and-forth calls and emails with agents. Once ...

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    Proof of student status

    While we do have the best properties on our platform, they are solely reserved for students. You will be asked to provide proof of your student status by the accommodation provider after you have m...

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    Amenities

    You can see which amenities are included in each building and room prior to booking on the Housemates building information page.

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    Utility bills

    While most accommodation providers include all utility bills within the rent price, this may vary. You will be able to see what bills are included in the rental price before you book the accommodat...