London / Posting Rules
 Ad Posting Rules
Please read these rules carefully before posting ads on BestFreeAds.co.uk
 
No duplicate ads
 
We only allow 1 ad for a particular item/ job/ house etc. Please don't post the same ad (even if re-worded!) more than once either in the same category or across multiple categories. If there are a few possible areas for your ad then please choose the most relevant. Any duplicate ads will be removed and if you continue to post duplicates we may decide to restrict your access. If you want your ad to appear back up to the top of the listings then remember that you can simply repost it.
 
Post add in your local section
 
Please post on the BestFreeAds site geographically closest to you. Ads will only be accepted that are geographically specific and locally relevant. If someone is looking for accommodation or a job in Manchester, for example, they would visit Manchester BestFreeAds section. This local community approach is what BestFreeAds is all about.
 
Post in the correct category
 
Please post your add in the correct category. It helps both posters in reaching the right audience with their ad and helps the users looking for something to find what they want. The category specific guidelines below indicate which ads we do and don't accept in each category.
 
No links to other classified/ property/ job websites
 
Please don't put a link in your ad to further details on another website. You should find everything you need on BestFreeAds to create a successful ad. You can:
  • use as much space as you like in your ad
  • edit your ad at anytime
  • include photos
There is no need to direct people elsewhere.
 
No keyword spamming
 
Keyword spamming is the practice of listing lots of often irrelevant phrases or words in an ad purely in an attempt to have a better search ranking (e.g. lots of postcodes or locations). We don't allow this on BestFreeAds because it is very frustrating to our users to find irrelevant ads in their search results, it can make ads hard to read and it creates an unlevel playing field.

BestFreeAds reserves the right to remove any postings that we feel are not relevant, or of value to the BestFreeAds community, with or without notice.
 
Stuff for Sale
 
The "Stuff For sale" categories have been designed for private sellers and buyers ONLY. If you are a commercial retailer or conducting a business through your postings then please use the Business Services section.
  • BestFreeAds is not an auction site and we therefore request that ALL "For sale" ads contain a definitive price for the item. No ads stating "highest offer accepted" or "make me an offer"
  • No links to auction sites or links to your ad posted on another site. Remember, you can use as much space as you like and you can even include a photo, so there is no need to direct people elsewhere.
  • Tickets for sporting or music events at prices above or below face values must state the face value. We do not support ticket touts or scalpers and ads not containing the face vale of the ticket will be removed.

    • We also do not accept ads selling tickets to free events.

    • It is illegal to resell any tickets to professional football matches occurring in England and Wales or involving English or Welsh teams playing outside England or Wales. Please contact the FA, or the relevant Football club directly for information on exchange options available to you.
    • It is illegal to resell any rail tickets in the UK (including Eurostar tickets), unless you are an official distributor. We therefore do not allow any postings advertising the sale of these tickets. Please contact the relevant rail carriers directly for information on exchange options available to you.

    • We do not allow postings advertising the sale of ANYTHING illegal including the following:

      * Drugs
      * Weapons
      * Football tickets in England or Wales (see above)
      * Eurostar or UK Rail tickets (see above)
      * Obscene, erotic items/material
      * Cigarettes or tobacco products

    • Freebies:

      This section is for individuals who are genuinely and legitimately giving their items away to other community members.
      * We don't accept commercial or private offers of services.
      * We don't accept ads where people want something in return for their item, monetary or otherwise.
      * We don't accept ads where people request payment for the item.
      * No pet ads
 
Jobs
 
  • Each job posting must advertise an individual (one vacancy only) and specific position. Generic postings advertising multiple vacancies or employment services are not allowed except in the Training courses/Open Days category.
  • We ask ALL posters to keep their job postings within the guidelines set out by the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission. In particular please note Guidelines on Race and Guidelines on Gender. See below for more details.
  • Each job posting must be written in English.
  • Agencies must clearly identify themselves
  • Ads for training courses or open days may appear only in the training courses/open days category.
  • We do not accept postings which require candidates to send money or stamped addressed envelopes to gain further details of the positions.
  • We do not accept "commission only" jobs, "multi-level marketing (MLM)" jobs or "work from home" jobs.
  • We do not accept postings that advertise pyramid selling, or multi-level marketing schemes.
  • We do not accept postings that contain links to other websites that offer the user job posting facilities.
  • Job postings should be placed in the category which most closely relates to the actual nature of the vacancy rather than the nature of the employer or industry. If you are unsure post in the 'General Jobs' category.
  • We ask that all fields in the Job Posting Form be filled out correctly. EG: The "posting title" field to only contain the vacancy title and no location, contact or company details.
  • We do not accept postings that advertise for models or actors (either male or female) using generic (hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc) email accounts and/or mobile phone numbers. These posters must include a registered agency email address and land line phone number.
  • We do not accept adverts for Escort/Adult industry work.

  • We do not accept job adverts for medical trials of any kind. In particular please note:

    • The Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended) in the UK makes it unlawful for a person to publish or cause to be published an advertisement which indicates an intention to discriminate against others on the grounds of their race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has the power to take legal action against an advertiser or publisher of an unlawful advertisement. It is also unlawful, when advertising job vacancies, to indicate an intention to discriminate on grounds of sex, marriage or age. Where you are uncertain, the EHRC are keen to assist and can be contacted via a helpline.
    • We reserve the right to remove ads without refund where these breach our posting rules and/or our terms and conditions. back to top
 
Property
 
The "Flats/Houses" sections of BestFreeAds are for advertising entire flats or houses to rent and for sale.

Flats/ Houses to Rent / Houses for Sale
  • Please ensure that each ad ONLY advertises one property.
  • Private home owners, Landlords and Professional agents are all welcome to use this category; however Professional Landlords and Agents must identify themselves by ticking the "Are you acting as an agent" box when posting their ad.
  • Professional agents who choose to subscribe on the London section of the site may post multiple ads (in line with all other rules), as long as these don't exceed a reasonable number. We reserve the right to limit a professional agent's ads per month, if, in our reasonable opinion, the professional agent is flooding the site with similar ads in order for their ads to stay at the top of the listings pages. Professional agents should use their judgement as to the frequency of reposting that is required and only repost as is reasonable both from the users and a commercial point of view.
  • No links to other accommodation websites in ads
  • In the posting form, we have specific fields for Price and Location. Please don't put locations or prices in the titles of postings. In the location field please just put the suburb, not the street address.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to remove ads without refund where these breach our posting rules and/or our terms and conditions.

  • Also, please note:
  • The Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended) in the UK makes it unlawful for a person to publish or cause to be published an advertisement which indicates an intention to discriminate against others on the grounds of their race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin. The Commission for Racial Equality has the power to take legal action against an advertiser or publisher of an unlawful advertisement. Where you are uncertain, the CRE are keen to assist and can be contacted at info@cre.gov.uk