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single parent houseshare

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Lauree Mon 12-Apr-10 15:08:19

I'm a single mum (40 something) with a six year old boy in central London. I'm a professional woman working four days a week, living in central London. I'd like to find another single parent to share with... and help each other out with the ups and downs of parenting.

contact me if you think you might be interested.

lorrikeet Tue 24-Mar-15 11:27:24

I have the possibility of 2 rooms free in my home in Hackney E8.
Share with a single mum (40 something) and boy (11 and a bit). and cat.

Big house. good location for schools and transport. small garden, but near London fields and the lido.

message me if you're interested

absiin Tue 17-Mar-15 09:49:14

hi all, im looking for a single parent to share a flat/house in chessington or new malden. i have a two year old beautiful little boy and work full time as a programmer x

Khazimla11 Sat 07-Mar-15 23:04:51

Hi Blakey,

Of course you can as long as you feel comfortable with that.
I have a 3 yr old son,I'm 37 looking for another single parent to house share.I live in Edgware, NW London let me know if interested.

Thank you

jewls111 Mon 09-Feb-15 15:40:10

Hello all,
I am 39, single mum and I live with my 10 years old son. We are looking for a single parent with a kid, similar age to share the house with after the end of March. Our location is North London, very close to Turnpike Lane station. We could share the rent £750 per each. It includes all the bills except gas and electricity that we will share too. If interested, please contact me.

SoThisIsForty Sun 25-Jan-15 12:51:39

I've been asked if I'd reconsider the the rent. Yes I would smile. I am prepared to shave £100pcm off of the rent if you rent the double bedroom instead of the master bedroom. The revised advert would then read:

Single working mum looking for another single working parent or single person to share a lovely big 4 bedroom house and garden in Palmers Green (Southgate/Winchmore Hill borders) in North London. From mid-March onwards. The house and dimensions really must be seen to be appreciated.

Palmers Green is well connected transport wise. It's a ten minute walk to Palmers Green overground which takes you to Moorgate or Finsbury Park on the Victoria line, where you can also pick up the Piccadilly line. Good bus routes. Community wise, it's fabulous. Good schools, parks, cafés, restaurants, shopping centre...You're also near Southgate and Winchmore Hill with its lovely cafés/shops. And a 20 min car ride from Muswell Hill and Crouch End.

At home, you would have a large double bedroom (with the option of your child in a single room next door). You would also have your own large living room as, while co-habiting is fantastic, it's healthy to have our own space. That said, this isn't set in stone. If we get on like a house on fire we could return the other living room back to the gorgeous dining room it is!

Like me, you'll keep the home clean/tidy, not be adverse to household chores if we don't have a cleaner and enjoy no-drama, relaxed, happy living. Experience has taught me that drama queens - of both sexes - and those with an aversion to household rules need not apply. Home is a sanctuary so ideally I'm looking for someone similar minded to complement a relaxed home life.

Your share of the rent would be £875pcm exc bills. With bills inc it would be £1150pcm all in. You would need to be in full time employment and be able to pay your share of one month's rental deposit (£875) to the Landlord. References and a credit check by the Landlord would also be required.

If you're interested in discussing the possibilities further, I'd love to hear from you smile

SoThisIsForty Wed 21-Jan-15 07:58:17

Ok. Yet ANOTHER amendment to my above amendment. This is what happens when I read things very early in the morning.... The deposit you require would be £1000. The rent per month is £2000. The original deposit was one month in advance. Therefore, one if one half of my tenancy is leaving and he will be taking his half of his deposit, it's £1000. Any future sharer would need to pay the £1000 deposit.

In a nutshell, my original post still stands! X

SoThisIsForty Wed 21-Jan-15 07:08:00

Glassfull2608, thank you for pointing out my mistake re deposit. My current sharer is moving out and will be taking just half the deposit with him that the landlord has - so it's £500 deposit you'd need to bring, not the full amount. Sorry people! Didn't think that one through properly x

Glassfull2608 Wed 21-Jan-15 06:57:45

Hi there,
Did you finally find someone to share with? We might be interested but will not know until 13/2 as we are waiting to hear if my boy has been successful at Dulwich College.

SoThisIsForty Tue 20-Jan-15 14:54:16

A quick update to my post. It's been brought to my attention that it may appear restrictive - not the intention. Age range is preferable - not set in stone. I suggested those ages with my son in mind, of course, but I'm open to other possibilities if it feels right. Also, if being tidy and low key at home seems restrictive - again I can only apologise. However, I think they're important points to put out from the get go - as are agreeing house rules. I've learnt that no mutually agreed rules can lead to a unhappy, frustrated home, which is the last thing you want smile

Glassfull2608 Tue 20-Jan-15 07:59:05

Ive just registered so new to all this. I am a full-time working mum with a 10 year old boy in prep school. As a single parent it's a huge struggle to juggle so many things so it can get quite lonely at times. Is there any other parent out there in a similar position who likes the idea of house-share. I can almost picture sharing the childcare while heading off to a local yoga class!

SoThisIsForty Tue 20-Jan-15 00:16:09

Hi there
I'm a single mum, 40 years old with a 5 yo son. Looking for another mature, responsible single parent with one child, preferably a boy between 5 and 8yo, to share a lovely big 4 bedroom house and garden in Palmers Green (Southgate/Winchmore Hill borders). From March onwards. The house really must be seen to be appreciated.

You would have a triple master bedroom, with your child in a single room next door. You would also have your own large living room as while I'd love to co-habit, I also think it healthy to have our own space. That said, this isn't set in stone. If we get on like a house on fire we could return the room back to the gorgeous dining room it is!

You should know now that I'm a stickler for tidiness (some would say bordering on OCD haha), pulling one's weight re household chores and no-drama, quiet living. Drama queens - of both sexes - and those with an aversion to household rules need not apply. Same applies to anyone with an 'open house' policy of friends over all the time. I'm a naturally private individual so ideally I'm looking for someone similar to compliment a peaceful, low-key home life.

I'm not fussed about sharing bottles of wine but the offer of occasional babysitting would be a bonus. Obviously this would be reciprocated smile.

You would need to be in full time employment and be able to pay approx £1250 per month inclusive and come with references, pass a credit check and be able to pay one month's rent in advance to the Landlord (£1000).

If you're interested in discussing the possibilities further, I'd love to hear from you smile

anevian Sat 03-Jan-15 14:34:30

Hello there,
Im looking for a sharing accommodation. My son is 8 and he is very friendly. I have shared accommodation with a single mums before and went very well, I think they get best quality of life. Please contact me if anyone interested or have any room to rent.

joeyjojo666 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:29:48

Hi my names jo I am a 29 year old woman with a 8 year old boy I am looking to rent with another single parent preferably with a boy as my son gets on really well with other children boys have more in common with each other Im looking to rent in south east london area please let me know if you would like to meet and look at some places together.

Blakey3166 Mon 15-Dec-14 21:26:24

Hi all,
Can I get your opinion pls?
I live in a two bed house- both double sized bedrooms.
Do you think it would be strange for my 7yr old son an I to share a room and have another parent an child in the other sharing?
I'm in herts( just off m25) and think it will be a great idea come spring of 2015 but not sure the set up would appeal?! Any opinions anyone?

Movefor2015 Mon 01-Dec-14 19:42:29

Hi there!

I am a single mum of two I have a little girl and boy at 4 and 1. I have just recently separated from my husband And would be interested in sharing accommodation with another single parent in the London area for this summer coming 2015, I currently live in n.ireland at the moment. Any advice on what way housing benefits and all benefits would work with regards to child care etc. I know I get help with child but would this change if I lived with someone else? would appreciate some advice thanks


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tisbeme18 Tue 04-Nov-14 19:20:05

I am a 24 year old single mum of one 4 year girl who is at nursery. I am at Uni and looking to house share in Glasgow.

Looking for another single mum with a child so we can share babysitting duties for both of us to work.


AshWhite86 Sat 01-Nov-14 16:07:35

Hi all
I'm a single dad and very recently separated from my wife, I am still living in the family home in with my eldest son as we have not long moved from Hampshire to york to further my wife's career and I have no where else to go.

I have been the stay at home parent and am currently unemployed but seeking full time work.
Once I have a job I would be really interested in sharing a house with another parent to give a better home for my three kids when they stay.
I am intending to seek 50/50 custody of the three of them the eldest boy who is 9 and boy girl 2 and a half year old twins.

I have not really done the sums yet but if you think this is something that could work for you in the York area, ideally in the south east of the city then please message me and we can discuss further.

Thanks for reading

Fifidepaname Tue 21-Oct-14 11:41:48

Hi There,

My name is Sophie i am 33 and I am a chef, i hâve a son, we are French and live in London since a couple of years,I have the project to open my own restaurant on the seaside. So to relies my project I need to save money and like to rent two room in a family house for £700-800 per month or my son can share the room of another boy of the s quite urgent as we need to move in the 31st of October. So please if you are,interested don't hesitate to leave a msg or give me call ASAP.

Many thanks to you,

Hope to hear from you.



Tryingnottoswear Wed 17-Sep-14 17:34:09

I'm not looking for this personally but I think it's a great idea and would even go so far as to say it might work as a "rent together with a view to buying together" in the future. Only sticking points I can envisage are a big enough house so that everyone is not on top of each other and also a contingency plan should a serious relationship for either party(ies) develop which would impact the houseshare.

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AndySW Mon 15-Sep-14 19:20:51

I am a single 39 year old full time working mother with a beautiful clever 7 year old daughter, a very lazy 3 year old pug and a cheeky silver tabby kitten.

Due to an unfortunate situation we are all now looking for a long term home.

My daughter is at school in southfields so I would like to be anywhere near the district Wimbledon line, or buses 493 and 39.

She loves to dance and play vet, always smiling and we'll behaved.

Pets are perfectly trained, do not smell, do not bite and are very loving. Loads of fun to take on long walks or to just snuggle up to on a rainy day.

I don't smoke nor drink ... Only on a night out ;) work full time but have family close by who help with my daughter.

Love to cook, listen to music, play with the kids and enjoy life!!

So, if you are a single mother looking to save some money and share a home and bring your child up in a happy new place let me know ;)

Fingerscrossed21 Sun 14-Sep-14 16:41:36

Hallo everyone :-)

I've been reading Mumsnet for a while but this is my first post!

Basically, "fingers crossed", I'll be giving birth and becoming a single mum in April 2015. Coincidentally, in April/May/June 2015 I won't be able to live in my flat, so I'm looking out for a 3 month houseshare or sublet for that time. In areas: Central/North/East London or Brixton (where I already live / have friends). I'm a mature PhD student and will have maternity leave. All suggestions welcome!

If things go well in houseshare/sublet, could consider extending as although I can return to my current flat it's not 100% suitable for bringing up a family.



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