Roommates

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Legal Rights of Roommate with No Lease

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Are you co-renting an apartment with other people, but your name doesn’t actually appear on the lease agreement? If you aren’t the lease-holder but are roommates with someone who is, you may be legally referred to as either a sub-tenant or co-tenant. In circumstances such as this, you have rights nearly indistinguishable from the tenant […] read more

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How to Make the Most of Living With Your Best Friend

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For a lot of young and/or single folks, choosing to go in on a lease with a good friend makes sense on a lot of levels. read more

A young man hangs out with his roommate - and his new significant other.

How to Handle Your Roommate’s Significant Other

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"After college, I got an apartment with an old friend from high school," says Brooke, a 25-year-old media relations assistant living in Washington, D.C. "We were both single and loved going out. It seemed like the perfect living situation until my roommate started dating a guy from her grad program. All of the sudden, I had a third roommate. He hung around the apartment while she was in class, eating my food and hogging the bathroom. I didn't even like the guy." read more

Frustrated girl scolds her careless, messy roommate.

10 Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore When Choosing a Roommate

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Finding a good roommate is as difficult as finding a good life partner. The chemistry has to be right. You don’t need to agree on everything, but there does have to be give-and-take, mutual respect, and open, honest communication. And much like taking a leap into a romantic relationship, there are no guarantees that the […] read more

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Who Gets The Master Bedroom? 9 Ways To Decide

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Communal living always comes with challenges. Even if you were an only child, chances are there were some trying times with your parents. As an adult, cohabitating with other adults is fraught with disputes, often starting with who gets the master or largest bedroom in the apartment, condo, or house upon moving in. Solutions to […] read more

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How to (Successfully) Share a Parking Spot with Your Roommate

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You’ve finally found the ideal apartment. It’s got two bedrooms, in a convenient location, secure, clean, and it even has on-site parking. Your roommate likes it just as much as you do and all the move-in costs are covered, but the second you’re ready to go out and celebrate, you realize there’s one caveat to […] read more

Two female roommates sitting on a couch and looking very displeased with one another.

The 3 Worst Things About Living with a Roommate

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They say that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes. When you get your first apartment, however, there’s actually one more certainty: living with a roommate. read more

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The Beginner’s Guide to Sharing a Bathroom

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Bathroom space is sacred. After all, the bathroom is the place where we pump ourselves up for the upcoming day, primp ourselves for a big meeting or first date, and try out new products on the weekends when we’re trying to relax. Because bathroom space is so valuable, it may be difficult for you to […] read more

Looking For a New Roommate

The 2 Best Places to Find a New Roommate

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As rent prices keep climbing, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to afford an apartment on your own — especially if you’re still in school or you just recently graduated. One of the best ways to keep your living expenses down is to have a roommate who can split the cost of the rent and utilities with […] read more