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Are students overpaying on their rent?

02/09/14- A recent survey of Easyroommate.co.uk students uncovered that 65% of the respondents believe that landlords should make exceptions for their student tenants and charge less rent, the majority of respondents stated that students should be charged 20% less.

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Foreign students lag behind Brits

26/06/14- Foreign students are also far outnumbered by the Brits, who account for nearly two thirds of the number of students looking for a shared house, followed by French and Spanish speaking students

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Teachers the UK’s Most Desirable Housemates

21/03/14- Teachers are the most desirable flatmates, according to flatsharing website easyroommate.co.uk.
In a survey of over 1,000 flat and housesharers, 54% of respondents classified teaching as the profession they would most like a new flatmate to work in. Doctors were the second most popular with 53% of respondents highlighting them as a preferred profession, while IT workers came third with 50%.

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Flatsharers prefer to spend Christmas in their flatshares

31/12/13- A recent survey conducted by Easyroommate on the holiday season has discovered that nearly a third of respondents who spent Christmas with their flatmates did so because they preferred to stay in their flatshare

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Cash In On Your Spare Room

04/11/13- Homeowners whose children have left home to attend university could stand to earn up to £4,680 from the now vacant rooms within their home

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Easyroommate Witness A Growth in the Number of Older Flatsharers

24/10/13- According to the latest figures, the number fof individuals in their mid 40's and older choosing to flatshare has grown year on year and now accounts for 5% of the total number of people searching for shared accommodation.

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Rents higher than students are willing to pay in a third of university towns

28/08/13- Students in a third of the 25 largest university towns are in for a shock this semester as the amount of rent they are willing to pay is lower than the average on offer in their town, according to flatsharing website easyroommate.co.uk

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Spare Bedrooms Could Earn Homeowners £69bn a Year

05/06/13- The English housing market is currently suffering a £69bn black hole with nearly 14m bedrooms sat unused across the country, according to flatsharing website easyroommate.co.uk.

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Easyroommate Transforms Multichannel Customer Service Across 37 Countries With Eptica

15/05/13- Easyroommate, the world’s number one flatshare and houseshare website, has transformed the customer experience and productivity by deploying Eptica’s multichannel customer service platform across its email and web channels. Customer service calls have reduced by 75%, email handling time by 58% and First Contact Resolution has increased to above 90%.

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Uk Most Expensive European Country For Renters

27/04/13- A study of over 35,000 UK, French, Italian and Spanish rental properties by flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk reveals that a UK tenant pays at least £50 more per month than their European counterparts.

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Demand for flatshares continues to increase, Easyroommate UK

25/03/13- According to the latest figures from global flatsharing website Easyroommate demand for accommodation has stayed consistently high, with the number of people searching for a room across the UK reaching nearly 40,000.

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Flatshare Rents to Rise 4.3% in 2013

11/02/13- The cost of flatsharing in the UK will rise 4.3% by the end of 2013, according to flatsharing website easyroommate.co.uk.

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Monday To Friday Rentals Continue To Rise

20/01/13- Monday to Friday rentals in December have began to return to their previous high levels according to the latest Rental Index from global flatsharing website Easyroommate.co.uk. The total number of rental properties that are only available from Monday to Friday has risen by 3% since July 2012.

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Flatsharers prefer to spend Christmas in their flatshares

28/12/12- The number of individuals looking to flatshare in the UK has risen to an all time high in the run up to Christmas according to global flatsharing website Easyroommate.co.uk.

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UK Flatsharing rental prices fall for the first time

15/10/12- Flatsharing rents fell for the first time this year, after having risen steadily for since the beginning of the year according to the latest rental index from Easyroommate the global flatsharing website.

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Student Rents Slow Following Drop in University Admissions

17/09/12- Annual growth in student rents has slowed compared to the wider flatshare market as tuition fees rise and university admissions fall, according to flatsharing website easyroommate.co.uk.

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Flatsharing Rents Rise To A Record High

15/07/12- Figures released by Easyroommate.co.uk, which analyses data from over 30,000 of its users from across the UK, shows that the national rental average has risen and remained consistent for the second consecutive month.

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The number of UK short term lets increases to 41%

20/06/12- According to the latest figures from global flatsharing website Easyroommate, the number of short term lets being offered across the UK has increased by 2% in the last six months rising to 41% of the total number of properties currently listed on the uk.easyroommate.com website.

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The number of professionals searching for flatshares increases to 66%

23/05/12- The latest figures from flatsharing website Easyroommate.co.uk has found that the number of individuals searching for rooms within flatshares has increased by over 2,000 in three months following a slight decline towards the end of 2011.

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Short-Term Rental Boom For London’s Olympic Boroughs

04/04/12- The number of properties and bedrooms being offered as short-term lets in London’s Olympic boroughs has risen 16 percentage points higher than the wider London average over the last quarter.

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The number of UK live-in landlords increases by 19% in six months

13/03/12- The number of live-in landlords across the UK has increased by 19% in the last six months with a 5% increase reported to have occurred between January and February according to the latest figures from global flatsharing website Easyroommate.

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Relief for tenants as competition cools

04/01/12- Tenants breathed a sigh of relief as competition for rental accommodation cooled in winter, according to the latest research from flatsharing website, easyroommate.co.uk.

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Easyroommate teams up with Globrix

14/12/11- Flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk has agreed an exclusive partnership with property portal, Globrix.com, part of the Digital Property Group which also comprises FindaProperty.com and PrimeLocation.com.

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Flatshare market to hit 2.96m in 2012

12/12/11- An economic downturn and rising rents will force an additional 105,000 renters into cheaper flatsharing accommodation in 2012 according to flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk.

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Easyroommate teams up with Email4Property.co.uk and Zoomf.com

30/11/11- Flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk has launched a partnership with Email4Property.co.uk, the UK’s largest online network of estate agents owned by the Trinity Mirror group.

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UK renters face highest costs in Western Europe

22/11/11- With flatmates paying £360 per month on average, UK flatsharers pay at least 5% more per month than their European counterparts, according to Easyroommate’s analysis of nearly 33,000 UK, French, Italian and Spanish rental properties.

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New job costs more than first month's salary in start up costs

03/09/11- The soaring cost of living means a new graduate will face a total outlay of nearly £1,350 in their first month of their first full-time job, according to the latest research from flatsharing website, easyroommate.co.uk.

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100,000 new flatsharers as rising rents squeeze budgets

22/08/11- The average number of renters living as flatmates or lodgers has increased to 2,851,000 from 2,749,000 a year ago as renters abandon living alone to save on increasing rents. At the current rate of growth, the flatsharing population will hit 3 million by April 2013.

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Tenant demand soars with four tenants competing for each room

31/06/11- The average number of potential tenants for each rental room on the market has risen from 3 to 4.1 in the past 12 months according to easyroommate.co.uk’s analysis of over 86,000 room rentals around the country, and 30,000 flathunters’ profiles.

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Rising rents cause death of love nest

18/05/11- Since May 2010, the number of couples looking to share a flat with other tenants has nearly doubled, increasing by 91%. Now, couples looking to live with housemates represent 11% of all flat-hunters, according to easyroommate.co.uk’s analysis of over 60,000 room rentals around the country, and 35,000 flathunters’ profiles

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Lodging cheaper than renting in 4 out of 5 cities

29/03/11- Lodging with a homeowner is a much more affordable form of accommodation than splitting the cost of renting an equivalent two bed flat with a friend in most of the UK’s towns, according to the latest research from flatsharing website, easyroommate.co.uk

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EasyRoommate offers hotline as rental demand grows

23/03/11- Across the UK, there were 59,000 more people living in a flat or houseshare in 2010 than there were in 2007, according to flatmate website, EasyRoommate.co.uk. With this growing demand in mind, EasyRoommate.co.uk is operating the first dedicated hotline on the 24th March to answer questions from tenants and landlords looking for some flatsharing advice

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Flexible flatsharers are the UK's most mobile workforce

09/11/10- Flatsharers are far more likely to move across the country to find a job than other renters or homeowners, according to latest research from flatsharing website, Easyroommate.co.uk

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Easyroommate.co.uk launches first iPhone app for flatsharers

26/10/10- Easyroommate.co.uk have developed and released the UK's first iPhone application, dedicated to helping users find flatmates or flatsharing accommodation

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Housing benefit changes to swell flatsharing population by 10%

22/10/10- Changes to the housing benefit system could see the UK's flatsharing population swell by 9.4%, according to latest research from Easyroommate.co.uk

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Easyroommate teams up with Zoopla.co.uk

19/10/10-Flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk has launched a partnership with one of the UK's leading property websites, Zoopla.co.uk, allowing users of Zoopla to browse over 20,000 rooms or flatshares for rent

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Smokers face housing crisis

19/08/10-The growing intolerance of landlords towards smokers is causing a growing housing crisis for smokers, according to latest research from Easyroommate.co.uk

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Flatsharing boom fuelled by recession-busting renters

25/08/10-Across the UK, there are 59,000 more people living in a flat or houseshare in 2010 than there were in 2007, according to flatmate website, Easyroommate.co.uk

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Students could save nearly £750 a year by avoiding university halls

27/07/10-Students planning to live in university halls could save nearly £750 a year by moving into private flatshare, according to flatshare website Easyroommate.com

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UK's most affordable cities for renters

12/07/10-Flatsharing website, Easyroommate.co.uk has calculated how affordable it is to rent in the 55 largest cities in the UK, comparing the average rent and average earnings in each city, with York coming out on top

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UK most expensive European country for renters

28/06/10-A study of over 110,000 UK, French, Italian and Spanish rental properties by flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk reveals that a UK tenant pays at least £63 more per month than their European counterparts

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New rental properties fall by almost 50% as 'accidental landlords' are encouraged to sell

08/06/09- As the property market shows signs of a recovery and estate agents report increased buyer activity, the number of new rental properties coming onto the market has dropped dramatically, according to research from flat and house-share website EasyRoommate.com

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Renting by the room could earn cash-strapped homeowners £6,500 extra per year - and help them avoid having to sell

19/03/09- Cash-strapped homeowners could potentially earn thousands of pounds of extra income a year, even in the current economic climate, by renting out their properties on a room-by-room basis, according to flat and house-share website, Easyroommate.com

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