Rent your room to a friendly guest you can trust

We help you all the way - from finding the perfect guest to turning every stay into a successful homesharing experience.

How RoomForTea works

Post your available room
Connect and get to know your guests
Rent your room to the perfect guest

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Why use RoomForTea

Find guests you can trust

We want to ensure safety and a high quality of experience for all members of our community. We verify our guests through a reference check to make sure they are trustworthy. This means guests have to provide an academic or professional reference, which we review manually before they are allowed to book a room.

We like to ensure you are well-matched with your guest in terms of personality and living habits. You can specify if you prefer a male or female guest and if visitors are allowed or not. We encourage you to chat to guests and get to know each other before accepting a booking, and even meet in person if you wish.

Earn some extra cash without turning your home into a B&B

You can earn up to £7,500 per year tax-free from renting a room in your home through RoomForTea. Please note you'll need to meet some conditions to be able to claim the income tax-free, such as owning your home. Find out more here.

RoomForTea is not a platform for short-term tourism. As such, we like ensure that guests don't treat your home like a hotel. They'll be doing their bit to help around the house, keep communal areas clean and tidy and do their own laundry. We encourage you to discuss living arrangements and house rules prior to their stay.

Experience co-living without a long-term commitment

Share your home with a member of the awesome community we have curated. Our guests are young people who are coming to London for a professional purpose - it might be an internship, a project, to start a new job or grow their career. Find out more about why they want to stay in your home through our Chat.

The majority of RoomForTea stays last between 1 and 6 months. This gives you flexibility in case you don't want to commit to host someone long-term. Maybe you'll want to host family members or friends every once in a while or just need time for yourself. You can specify when the room is available on your listing page, and if you prefer short/medium/long-term stays.

We have your back

If you have any concerns, please reach out and we will be happy to promptly offer you support. Whatever the issue, we will help you find a solution.

Feel free to get in touch whenever you need anything

What our members say

verified guest
Angela was genuinely welcoming and integrated me to her family quite happily. She offered me to take part in the barbecue and meet her family (it was a week after I moved in!).

I was invited several times to take part in their activities just as if I were a member of the family. It does make a difference when your close friends and family are abroad and that you’re new in a city.
verified host
I'm actually really enjoying having Emma and Clodagh staying here, I think I will feel a bit nervous when they eventually leave as they have been such good guests, they will be hard to beat!

Not sure where to start?

Don't worry, we will help you get through every stage of your RoomForTea journey. Feel free to contact us.


(+44) 020 3239 4913


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