Housing Anywhere has rooms offered in 500+ cities and in 100+ countries. It is free for your students to sign up, search for a room, and contact an advertiser, and your students are only charged once they have found a room. Our secure booking service enables students to safely transfer money to the advertiser, and they can get a full refund if the accommodation is not as described
How this works is when your student books a room through Housing Anywhere, the they transfer the first month's rent + service fee to Housing Anywhere. Housing Anywhere will keep hold of the funds until the their move-in date listed on the booking. When the student arrives in the new room, he/she has 48 hours to check if it is as advertised. If everything is OK, Housing Anywhere transfers the money to the advertiser.
Advantages for tenants:
Peace of mind: Housing Anywhere provides many safeguards to protect tenants from being scammed. By paying outside Housing Anywhere, they are exposed to risks of fraud such as money-transfer scams.
Secure payment: They do not transfer their payment to the advertiser’s account without having seen the room. Housing Anywhere keeps their money safe until they move into the room.
Online booking: Book their next home before they arrive in their new city. They save on the cost of a few weeks in a hotel, meetings with agencies, visits, and administrative procedures. They just have to unpack their suitcase in a furnished room.
A guarantee that the room will be as described: When they move into their room, they have 48 hours to check it and to notify to Housing Anywhere of any problems. If the room is not as advertised on the listing when they booked it, they will be be eligible for a full refund.
Get their new address several months in advance: When they are going on exchange abroad, a university may ask them to already have an address to validate their admission. They may also need it in order to get their visa if they come from a country outside the European Union.
Invoice: When they book with Housing Anywhere, they will receive an invoice of their booking. The invoice is for the service fee and in the description the monthly rent is stated. This can help them when applying for a visa for example.
Housing Anywhere offers many benefits for your students. And if they have any questions or issues, we have customer service available in 10+ languages to make it even easier for them.