Using the site
How long will my advert be published for?
Normally we offer 8 weeks for a standard advert, 10 weeks if you select MondaytoFriday PLUS. But in Autumn 2021 we're offering our Back to the Office package where you get 6 months advertising for the price of 2. We know it can take longer to find the right mondaytofridayer than it does to find a full-time lodger. The market is smaller but the advantages of renting your room to a working person for just 4 or 5 nights per week are huge. We’ll let you know when your advert is nearing the end of its period and you can choose whether to extend it.
How do I set up an advert?
First you need to set up a MondaytoFriday account - don't worry, it's quick and easy. Then you click on Create an Advert and follow 4 simple steps:
- Give your advert a title
- Write the description, indicate the facilities you're offering and upload photos
- Select an advert type - a standard advert of MondaytoFriday PLUS
- Pay and your advert will be published
You can return to it at any time to make changes.
How do I upload photos to my advert?
During the process to setup your advert you'll be given the opportunity to upload photos. This is really important - good photos make all the difference to the likely response to your advert. Adverts without photos are automatically relegated to the end of search results. You will be able to upload photos direct from your photo files.
How much will it cost?
A standard advert costs £34.95. We also offer you our MondaytoFriday PLUS service for £49.95. If you select this, a member of our team will review your advert within 24 hours of it being published and give you ideas on how it could be improved. We'll be very honest - so don't take offence! We'll then review it again after 4 weeks to see whether further changes should be made.
How do I edit my advert?
If you want to make a change to your advert, just login to your account and go to My Account/My Adverts. Click on the orange circle to the right of your advert title and select 'edit'.
How do mondaytofridayers contact me?
You will receive an email through the website telling you there is a message waiting. You will be able to access the message in your mondaytofriday account.
Can I contact mondaytofridayers direct?
Not until they’ve contacted you. We surveyed our mondaytofridayers and they said very clearly that they didn’t want hosts seeking them out. They will search the site and make contact with hosts whose rooms interest them. Once they have contacted you, you will be able to reply and start up a conversation.
How long before I will see results from my advert?
This varies hugely. It depends on so many different factors - where your room is, the facilities and price, your description and photos etc etc. MondaytoFriday is dedicated to people who want a home for the working week, so, inevitably, that is a smaller market than general house-share sites. This means you won't be swamped with unsuitable enquiries, but it may also take a little more time to find the right person.
How do I deactivate my account?
Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll deactivate your account for you.
Renting out a room
Should I have a written agreement with the mondaytofridayer?
Yes, yes, yes! You’ll find some advice on drawing up an agreement here.
What should I include in that agreement?
Have a look at our suggestions here.
Do you do security checks on mondaytofridayers?
No. It’s up to you to run any checks you want to, to make sure you feel confident in your mondaytofridayer.
How can I check that they are who they say they are?
We advise, as a minimum, that you ask for proof of their home address and workplace/employer.
If I have a single person discount on Council Tax, will I lose it if I have a mondaytofridayer?
Every Council is different, but most seem to agree that if the person is paying Council Tax at their own home, they won’t need to pay it for a part-time rental. If you want to be sure, ring your local Council Tax office.
Does having a mondaytofridayer affect my mortgage or rental?
It can do – it depends on your agreement. Most banks/building societies just want you to inform them if you are renting out a room.
Does it affect my insurance?
Again, it can do. It’s worth checking with your buildings and contents insurer.
How many nights is a mondaytofriday?
As few or as many as you want. But the norm is for a mondaytofridayer to arrive after work on Monday, and leave before work on Friday – 4 nights per week.
Using the site
Why do I have to create an account to contact hosts?
We want to make sure everyone using the site is as secure as possible. This means that we ask everyone to create an account before making contact with other site users. By having an account you'll be able to save rooms to your Wishlist and make contact with landlords.
How much does it cost to use the site?
Nothing. You can search for rooms and make contact with hosts entirely free of charge.
Will I be contacted directly by hosts?
No. It’s up to you to make the first contact. We know our MondaytoFridayers don't want to be 'chased' by landlords so we've put the ball firmly in your court!
How do I make contact with hosts?
Once you’ve found a room you’re interested in, you’ll see an option to message the host. All your messages are stored in your ‘My Account’ area.
How many can I contact?
As many as you want.
Renting a room
Should I have a written agreement with the host?
Yes, yes, yes!
What should I include in that agreement?
We’ve made some suggestions here.
What rights do I have?
Very few. As a lodger, with non-exclusive use of a room, your host can ask you to leave at any time. Try to agree in your written agreement the terms on which they might ask you to leave and a reasonable notice period.
Will the host want to security check me?
They may. Some will be happy for you to give proof of your home address and workplace. Others may want to go further and use an online security service like Experian. If so, they should ask your permission to do so.
Should I insure my stuff?
It should be covered by your own contents insurance, but it’s worth checking. It won’t normally be insured by the host.
Will I be able to leave stuff in the room over the weekend?
That’s up to the host. Work this out before you agree to move in.
How many nights per week can I stay?
Again, work this out with your host. But the norm is for a mondaytofridayer to arrive after work on Monday, and leave before work on Friday – 4 nights per week.
Can I have friends over?
This is something else to agree with your host right at the beginning. Some won’t want you to entertain – others might not mind.