75% of the cool apartments are
found through friends
Use your friends (and their networks) to find your
dream apartment or room mate
Did you ever spent weeks online and in endless appointments to find accommodation for an internship, semester abroad or flat share in a big city? Or did you ever try to rent out you room for some months but were not so comfortable with letting strangers live there?
We did (partly). That‘s why we‘ve created Flatunion.com. We believe that the best homes are found through friends.
Be the first to know about available places in your network
Members of Flatunion offer their available places first on this platform to inform their own network, before they post it to the open market. This enables people in their network to avoid competition with other people seeking accommodation, meaning endless appointments with strangers and long times of uncertainty.
Flatunion searches beyond your direct connections
Our search engine actively scans your social graph for available apartments in your friend's networks. After you chose the city you want to live in, Flatunion scans the Facebook profiles of your friends and their friends for available apartments. So if you have 50 friends, and each of them has 50 friends, you search through a pool of 2500 contacts that you have a direct or indirect connection with.
Full transparency for both landlords and tenants
In case you find an apartment withtin your extended network you are in a nice position - you already know the person you are going to rent from/to. However, if there is no match within your extended network, you can be granted access to all Flatunion members. To make sure there are no hidden brokers or scammers, all members have to authenticate with their private Facebook account to proof they are real people with real friends. Members that are reported to be scammers will be banned for life.
Use Flatunion around the world
Flatunion shows you available apartments in your network anywhere in the world. Just make Facebook friends in the city you plan to live in, add them to Flatunion and all their friends will be added to your extended network and be analyzed for available accommodation.
Encrypted platform for maximum data security
Connect with us
We are constantly updating the platform with new features. To take part in our journey, give hints and applause, please visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. We are also happy to read emails at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with you directly on our front page.
Terms and conditions
- The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
- Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
- This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
- All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
- Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
- From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without Flatunion.com´s prior written consent.
- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Germany.
Please contact us via email@example.com with any questions regarding this Agreement.
Some more detailed information
What information do we collect? We collect information from you when you register on our site with your Facebook information (public profile, list of friends, e-mail address and user-defined lists of friends).
What do we use your information for? We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent.
We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major flatunion.com site changes).
Do we disclose any information to outside parties? We will not share information about our users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law.
How do we protect your information? Flatunion.com uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Flatunion.com and you do so at your own risk.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance: Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, flatunion.com does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Flatunion.com Sites from persons under 14 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 14.
This policy was last modified on 23.09.2013.
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Please note: Flatunion works much better if you invite your friends.