Airbnb for universities enables users to rent flats to trusted alumni

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Airbnb has become a popular model for homeowners looking to make some extra cash from their properties, however many are still concerned about whether they can trust the people staying in their home. UK-based FlatClub is now tapping into existing university networks to help alumni set up safe short-term accommodation sharing. Much like Airbnb, FlatClub users can upload details about their space for others to browse, setting the rental price and dates the property is available. What sets it apart from its rival is that hosts can also choose the audience for their listings — whether that's strictly alumni from…

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