WHAT IS IT?
Surrey Loft Reviews is a website that allows users to leave reviews on their experiences with room rental companies in Surrey, England. Its main aim is to cut down on false or exaggerated reviews by verifying each reviewer via email address and including real photos of the property. The web site has over 500 user generated reviews for various properties located around this area, all of which are sorted into six different categories: “Location”, “Facilities”, “Value for money”, “Cleanliness”, “Customer service” and “Would you recommend?” Furthermore there is also an Advanced Search option so people can look for specific factors such as whether the property offers free wifi or not, if it’s suitable for families or young couples etc.
HOW DID IT COME ABOUT?
Surrey Loft Reviews was created by a young entrepreneur named Josh Palmer-Cooper in April 2009. He’d seen the problems of false advertising on travel review sites while trying to book a holiday, so he decided to create his own website based around this concept with the aim of making all reviews on his site completely reliable and unbiased by creating a system of verification via email address for each reviewer.
The web site has been expanding ever since its launch, with Josh continuing to add new facilities such as an advanced search engine that allows customers to find specific properties based on their needs or interests that they may have. This gives Surrey Loft Review’s visitors more options when looking for what type of accommodation they are looking for.
WHO USES IT?
Surrey Loft Reviews is currently the most popular room rental review site within the UK, with over 500 listings of rented out properties in Surrey alone. Although the web site itself doesn’t have any direct affiliation to these companies, each property can be contacted directly via their own website or through their customer service department which is shown on every review they have on this site. Most of these companies are also busy creating their own websites so that they can increase their client base and advertise more effectively as well as being able to edit or delete reviews if they are not 100% accurate about something they may have said about them previously.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The way that Surrey Loft Review’s system works is that anyone can sign up as a reviewer with their own email address, username and password. Once they’ve done this they are then able to choose which type of accommodation they want to review using the six different categories listed on the homepage. They are also given three free ‘entries’ so that they can go ahead and look at properties for sale or rent.
Each individual property has its own dedicated page where visitors can see information about its location together with details of how many rooms it has, whether it contains any extras such as wifi access etc., what facilities there are nearby (shops, bars etc.), how far it is from London and other major surrounding towns/cities, what the price of staying there is per night during the week and the weekend, what the average price of staying there is throughout the year and finally how long it typically takes to get from that property to central London on a typical morning commute.