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Wednesday 30 March 2016

Make money with your flat when going abroad

Use your flat to make money when going abroad
Whether you’re looking to go abroad for a summer internship, work experience or a job as a young professional, you can easily make a decent amount of money renting out your flat for the time you’re away. Since FlatClub specialises in medium-term stays, it is easy for you to find a reliable guest that will stay for the entire time you are away. On average, our hosts make about £1500 per booking!

While you’re away, your room is waiting empty - and you’ll probably still have to pay rent for it if you don’t want to start looking anew when coming back. Unfortunately, a lot of interns and young professionals are faced with this dilemma: either continue to pay rent for their flat or room or move out and lose what has likely become their home and find a new place when they move back.

With FlatClub, you don’t need to do either. While you’re away, your room will still be in good use; you can find someone who needs accommodation in your city on FlatClub using our LiveDemand feature. On LiveDemand, you see who is looking for accommodation on FlatClub live - it’s sort of a reverse search engine for our hosts.

You can also simply post your listing on FlatClub and let us do the searching for you. We have years of experience of matching the perfect guest to a host and are always happy to help out. Get in touch with us at or head to

What you should do to prepare
We also offer services that will make it easier for you to rent out your property while you’re away. At a bare minimum, we recommend you take advantage of our free photography service where applicable.

Keep in mind that if you’re a private host on our site you are eligible for our £500,000 Insurance Plan. You’re also free to make use of our ‘Clubs Only’ filtered search, which means that your flat will only be visible to the members of clubs that you have chosen. For instance, you can have your flat only visible to alma mater of your university, or former co-workers.

Thursday 10 March 2016

New FlatClub host insurance opt-in policy

We here at FlatClub are extremely proud to offer every private host an insurance up to £500,000 for each booking they accept.

How to opt-in?
Since the 1st of March, for every booking you accept, you receive an email which includes an explanation of the host insurance and a button for you to opt-in. All you need to do is click on the button and the booking you accepted is insured up to £500,000 - for the entire stay of your guest.

What is covered?
We already put together a list of inventory items that are automatically covered which we send to you the first time you receive a booking. You are free to amend that list with all the items you would like to include simply by replying to the email.

And the best part?

The FlatClub Host Insurance is 100% free.

Who provides the insurance?
FlatClub partnered with Lloyds of London to deliver the highest quality of insurance on the market. If anything happens, you can rest easy and know you have the best provider in the industry working for you.

Where can I find more information?
For more information, just head over to our FlatClub Host Insurance page and don’t forget to have a look at the Terms & Conditions you agree to when opting in.