What is a room rental? Will I have access to the rest of the property?
A room rental will typically provide you access to your own private room with shared access to the rest of the property (house, townhouse, condo unit). Check the listing or contact the listing contact to confirm if the room rental includes a private or shared bathroom.
Is the room furnished? Can I or will I need to bring other furniture and belongings for the shared living spaces?
Check your listing to see if the room or shared living spaces are furnished. For additional questions, ask the person listing the room what to expect in the shared living arrangement.
Why am I not seeing the gender and housemate description for some listings?
Details about gender and housemates are optional fields, therefore, the information may not always be available.
Why does the listing say they prefer (insert gender)? Doesn’t this violate Fair Housing and Zillow’s Respectful Renting Pledge?
Fair Housing requirements generally permit stating a gender preference in cohabitating situations.
What are some ways to avoid scams and fraud when searching and touring rooms for rent?
See some helpful tips for spotting and avoiding scams and rental fraud when searching for a room for rent: How to Recognize and Avoid Rental Fraud and Tips to Help Avoid Scams While Searching for a Housemate.
I’m confused by how the Room filter is supposed to work? Can I use it with other filters (e.g., number of bedrooms, bathroom, etc)?
Room helps you narrow your results to just Room listings. You can continue to use all other filters (e.g., number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms) that will continue to refer to the property level details (e.g., 3-bedroom house, 2-bathroom house). Together, you can look for Room listings within specific sized houses, townhouses or condos.
I see listings that show a 4-bedroom house but also lists “Room for rent”. What does this mean?
This listing is for an individual, private-room within a 4-bedroom house.
Why doesn’t my saved search show room listings?
Room listings are new to Zillow therefore not all standard rental listing features are available yet. While you may not see room listings when you click from your saved searches, refreshing the page or modifying the filters and searching again will refresh the search and display room listings.
I see the address is hidden, when will I find out what the actual location of the room rental is?
The address is hidden per the request of the person listing the room rental. The actual location of the room rental will be shared during the tour and evaluation process.