Rent my house

About us

In the beginning
matthew parker

Having a fascination of all things Australian founder Matthew Parker took inspiration from home rental success stories during the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Initially with the London 2012 Olympics in mind, Matt set about creating to put together London homeowners with guests looking for a place to rent. The site is now open for any form of private rental, short or long term.

What is

Founded in 2007 is a community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique, convenient and comfortable home rental accommodation in and around London.

How it works puts together homeowners who can offer rental accommodation with a global audience of visitors looking for value, privacy, independence and a taste of life as a local.


We are unusual. We do not charge commission on your rental income. Media have highlighted the difficulties with scams and fraud prevalent in free to list sites. In view of this and to help maintain the integrity of the site we do ask for one payment £20 to list. There is no commission charged for the advertising and promotional service provided. Rental money is yours to keep.


It is free for guests to signup and contact homeowners.

The journey so far

We are amazed and excited at the global response to the site and the entrepreneurial spirit shown by London homeowners as private rental opportunities are recognised. The site is now in full swing as we monitor the interaction and exchanges between guests and homeowners and our range of adverts continue to grow.

Rental community

Introduce yourself and find out about potential guests and homeowners through our fast growing London rental network. This social feature was introduced to enhance interaction and security.


Due to the expansion of the site in terms of registrations, adverts and traffic we are able to offer useful commercial exposure to businesses that would benefit from space on the site. Please contact for further details.

Global network

The overall success and popularity of the site has prompted the creation of our global network. - rent privately owned properties from London people - rent privately owned properties at global sporting events