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City living has never been so easy to sort with Badi

London, say hello to Badi, the start-up that uses artificial intelligence to revolutionise flat-hunting

By Time Out in association with Badi

London is a pretty big place with a lot of people living in it. So, finding your ideal room or flatmate with so many people to choose from should be easy, right? Not so much, unfortunately. Anyone who’s had to look for a room in the city will be familiar with the process: sending out hundreds of emails which only get you to see all of two rooms – both of which turn out to be taken already when you get there. Great. Enter Badi, the room rental app that’s been designed specifically to solve these kinds of infuriating problems. Badi can help that huge pool of people in London searching for a flatmate by intelligently connecting the right people with each other, based on their interests, personalities and lifestyles.

Whether you’re a culture vulture, sports fanatic, globetrotter or something else entirely, Badi will use its super-smart AI and personalised recommendation system to match you up with the perfect flatmate, saving a lot of time and making things a whole lot easier for everyone involved. What this also means is that in terms of room rental platforms, Badi really does stand out from the crowd.

So, how does it work? Very simply, in fact. If you’re room-hunting, just download the app, find a room and profile you like the look of and send an invite to ‘chat’ with the person letting the room. That person can then take a look at potential renters’ profiles before accepting a chat invite, when the two of you will hopefully match-up.

Matching, you see, isn’t just useful for dating – it also comes in pretty handy for room-renting and flat-hunting. Once a conversation gets started, the flat-hunter and room-renter can get to know each other from the safety of the in-app chat. There’s no need to provide any personal contact information, such as your phone number or email, so you can simply get chatting, whether that’s discussing rental prices or, much more importantly, bonding over a shared love of ‘Breaking Bad’.

If you decide that this is a match made in flat-sharing heaven, you can seal the deal and get things underway with the app’s booking feature.

But don’t just take our word for it: ask some of the 40,000-plus Londoners who’ve already signed-up since Badi launched in the city in April, or the one million-plus matches it created in Spain in just two years.

The beauty of the Badi community is that it’s just as diverse as London, with people of different ages, generations and personalities, from students to families to couples, all using it to find that ideal flatmate. The app connects you with users from all walks of life and helps put you in touch with the people that make your home, well, home.

Badi cuts out all those unnecessary go-betweens that can usually make flat-hunting such a chore. No more taking countless calls from letting agents while you’re at work or sprinting for the tube just so you can make the one viewing slot that was available.

What Badi’s users say

“We’ve all been very lucky. People always told me that flat-sharing is like a lottery. When I arrived in the flat, I knew that I hadn’t made a mistake.” Borja, a sports-loving party animal.

“We’re like brothers and sisters. You can have a bad day, but you come back home and have someone to joke with and make you smile. It warms your heart.” Jorge and Diana, flat-owners and salsa aficionados

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