How it works

Direct messaging

Contact advertisers or prospective tenants quickly and easily. Manage conversations with smart inbox tools and forget interruptions from third parties.

Get chatting

Getting to know your potential landlord or tenant has never been easier: just click the button, enter your message, and submit. To establish a personal connection, briefly introduce yourself, explain why you’re interested in the place, and what you will be up to in the city. Make sure you’ve checked the availability calendar and other details, so you don’t waste time asking questions you already have the answer to.

Top tips for approaching an advertiser

Complete your profile

Read the advertisement carefully

Be yourself & be honest

Ask. Ask. Ask!

Start several conversations

Keep it to the platform

Stay organised

To increase your chances of finding a new place quickly, reach out to multiple advertisers. Shortlist or Archive conversations to stay organised and keep your search focused.

See read-receipts

Our automatically updating inbox means you can see at a glance when your message has been received or read.

Send documents

Enrollment certificates, a copy of your ID, the (signed) rental contract: our messaging system allows for all kinds of attachments to be sent so you can keep everything safely in one place.

Personal yet private

Save yourself time by creating a full profile. Help advertisers get an idea of who you are before the conversation between you and them starts. We keep you safe by blocking any personal information shared in a chat before the booking is made (e.g. phone numbers, email addresses etc.). After you’ve booked, you can share what you want with the advertiser.

Direct chats

Have direct, real-time chat with advertisers, from any device.

Proven results

In 2019, 60% of bookings were completed within 36 hours of a tenant reaching out.

We’ll ping you!

Enable SMS and email notifications for your HousingAnywhere inbox, so you don’t miss a word.

Recorded, written communication

Make the most of this free messaging service! Use the HousingAnywhere chat to communicate with the advertiser. This way, you keep a record of your communication, whether you’re the tenant or advertiser.


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