Roommates

What is a Roommate Prenup?

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A roommate prenup is also known as a roommate agreement. This agreement is a written document signed by all the roommates sharing an apartment. Even if you decide to share an apartment with your closest friend, you should consider drafting this agreement so there’s written evidence to back any dispute that may occur. What a […] read more

3 Tips for Looking for Roommates

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Looking for roommates can be fear-inducing. Knowing what to look for in a roommate and where to look is difficult at best, particularly if it is your first time searching. When looking for roommates, identify how many people you need and the characteristics you want (and those you don’t want) your roommate to possess. It […] read more

Can You Break Your Lease because of a Bad Roommate?

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Too many of the renters who are established in a particular rental community are wondering about “whether you can break your lease” because of someone else in your housing unit. The answer to this question varies according to the specific provisions of the lease agreement, the philosophy of the landlord as a rental manager, and […] read more

4 Ways to Keep the Kitchen Clean When Living with Roommates

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Too many shared rentals have a major problem in the kitchen: for many, sharing a home with roommates means continual issues with keeping the kitchen clean: dirty dishes, sinks piled up with grime, and food residue out of control. This gets worse in any place where mice or insects can get access to the kitchen. […] read more

Roommates in the City: Where to Find Yours

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City roommates are difficult to find. Not only is knowing where to look sometimes confusing, but knowing what to ask and what to view as red flags that an individual will not be a good roommate is also troublesome. Below is advice on where to successfully look for a roommate in the city. Volunteer or […] read more

Roommate Background Check: Keeping Yourself Safe

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For some who share apartment spaces in informal or even more formal group releases, a background check can help out in those times when a new roommate appears somewhat threatening or potentially dangerous. It’s not always easy to screen individuals who show up to rent in a shared space, and a quick check of various […] read more

Apartment Roommates: Who Gets the Master?

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Living in an apartment with roommates requires making compromises even before you move into the space. One issue you and your roommate are likely to encounter is deciding who gets the master bedroom. Here are some things to consider. Who Pays More? Typically the roommate with the larger bedroom or master suite pays slightly more […] read more

Apartment Roommates: What to Do If They Damage Your Furniture

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When you have apartment roommates, it’s to be expected that it won’t always be smooth sailing. Open communication, kindness and consideration can help you get along better, but there are always going to be bumps in the road when people try to live together. One of the things that you should not have to tolerate, […] read more

Shared Apartment Laundry: What to Do with a Messy Roommate

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Sharing an apartment laundry room can lead to the same problems you face with any shared space. One of the most common problems is the messy roommate. Whether it’s piles of dirty laundry, spilled detergent or collected junk and garbage, your roommate’s mess all too frequently becomes your problem. Don’t just deal with it: here’s […] read more