SpareRoom joins forces with Property Checklists

publication date: Feb 6, 2013
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

Award winning flat and house share website SpareRoom joins forces with Property Checklists, the flat and house share website which has won awards for ‘Best Specialist Website’ and ‘Customer Service Specialist’, is one of the first companies to support the new consumer education website: Property Checklists

The new service is free of charge to consumers. They sign up on-line, choose a free property magazine to be sent to their home and secure instant access to hundreds of checklists. The checklists give them a list of 10-20 essential to-dos. are sponsors of the ‘Renting by the Room’ checklist for landlords, which provides essential tips on tenancy agreeements, landlord insurance and licensing regulations, as well as how to research the room rental market. Matt Hutchinson, director of, comments: "Many landlords are becoming aware of the benefits of renting by the room, which include higher yields and fewer voids. But there are pitfalls awaiting the inexperienced landlord. By using our 'Renting by the Room' checklist landlords can avoid making major errors and rent out a room successfully, even if they have never done it before”.

Kate Faulkner, founder of Property Checklists said, " work extremely hard to be the best in their sector. They understand giving independent, expert advice helps tenants avoid rogue landlords and enables landlords to act within the law, avoiding the key problems involved in renting by the room. I am delighted to have such a dedicated company on board”.


If you are an award winning property company and want to increase your access to consumers when they are thinking about carrying out a property project, then contact or call 07585 897128. 


Notes to Editors

Property Checklists is a new consumer website from Kate Faulkner, MD of Designs on Property. The site will be launched in February 2013.

Currently you can sign up to the site, and each area, eg. Student, Buy to Let, has the ‘Quick Guide’ already up and running.

Kate spends half her time working as a consultant to the residential property industry, and the other half helping people carry out property projects. Kate is uniquely placed to work with award winning property companies to help first time buyers, tenants, people trading up and trading down, renovators, self-builders and would be property investors.

About Kate Faulkner
Kate carries out over 50 speaking engagements every year, highlighting property market issues to the industry and consumers. She has written six property books including four for Which? is a featured property expert on the 4Homes website, regularly presents market issues for BBC Radio Nottingham and has a column in the Nottingham Evening Post.

She has appeared on Daybreak, BBC Breakfast News, BBC's Your Money', BBC Radio 4's You and Yours, BBC Radio 5 Live, ITV news and The Big Questions.

For more information contact Kate Faulkner directly on 07974 750562 or


About SpareRoom is the UK’s leading flat and house-share website with over three million registered users. It is the only flat share site featured in the Hitwise top 10 UK property sites. SpareRoom serves people all over the UK looking for rooms to rent, and helps landlords find suitable tenants and lodgers.

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