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  • Rent or Rent Offset - You Choose

    The Room Xchange offers a distinctive approach to housing that goes beyond the traditional rental model. Renting has typically involved a straightforward arrangement: a room for rent. However, The Room Xchange has introduced an innovative concept known as Rent Offset. This model allows homeowners the flexibility to reduce part or all of the rent by leveraging help with household tasks. The tasks requested go beyond the usual expectations of a housemate, with activities that don't require a licence or special skills such as organising the home, preparing meals or walking the dog. It's an opportunity to delegate those time-consuming chores to someone willing and able to take them on.

    Benefits to housemates

    Housemates, on their end, can indicate their willingness to engage in this Rent Offset arrangement directly on their profiles by listing the types of tasks they're open to helping with. This approach not only introduces a unique flexibility to house-sharing but also holds the potential to significantly benefit all parties involved by aligning mutual needs and capabilities.

    Rent offset calculator

    To further assist in navigating this innovative arrangement, we've developed the rent offset calculator. This interactive tool is designed to help both homeowners and housemates alike calculate the best arrangement. By inputting the monthly rent, desired hours of assistance and the corresponding hourly rate for such tasks, the calculator provides a clear overview of how much help a homeowner can expect say over three months or, conversely, how much a housemate can save in terms of rent.

    Explore the possibility of our Rent Offset option today!

    Need help?

    If you're looking to get your house-sharing set up just right and could use a hand, why not jump on a free 15-minute call with one of our House-sharing Concierges? They've got all the answers you need and can point you in the right direction. It's a casual, no-strings-attached chat to find out more about how we can help you plan the perfect house-sharing arrangement for your home. Click here to learn more about our concierge services.

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