How do I search for rental properties using key words?

Keywords can be used when searching for rental properties to narrow down your search criteria, to help you find the best property. Keyword searches can be done by using Advanced search options when searching on the website, or scrolling down on the search screen on the app.  


Keyword searches check the description of every listed property, against the keywords you choose, and display the matching results. If the word "pets" is included in the description, even if the phrase is "no pets allowed" then that property will also be displayed. Where applicable, rental properties can be filtered on "pets allowed" using the Advanced search options

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  1. Go to
  2. Hover over To rent and click UK property to rent
  3. Type in your search area and basic search criteria, i.e. Min price and Max priceProperty type and the number of Bedrooms 
  4. Click Advanced search options
  5. Use the Keywords box to tailor your results
    1. Search for single words by typing them in, comma separated, e.g. garage, garden, bath
    2. Search for phrases by adding quotations marks, e.g. "wood floors"
  6. Click Search to see your results 
  7. From the top right of your search results, you can click Create email alert, Save this search, start a Travel time search or Draw your search


  8. Click Filters if you wish to further refine your search
    1. To search for properties recently added to Zoopla, click Added to site and select the appropriate timeframe
    2. To filter properties based on their availability, click Availability and select the appropriate option
    3. To search for specific property types, click Property type and tick the property types accordingly. For bungalows, tick Houses, and then Bungalow
    4. Click Letting type to show and filter by specific lettings options, i.e. Short lets, Pets allowed
    5. Click Furnishing to filter by your preferred furnished type
    6. To search for specific property features, click Features and tick the features you would like
    7. If you haven't already, use the Keywords box to tailor your results
    8. Click Update results
    9. The screen automatically refreshes to show the updated results