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My Roommate, the Drug Dealer?: How to Tell, What to Do, and Staying Safe

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It is hard enough to share a space with someone but when they are a drug dealer it is a completely different relationship. Knowing your tenant rights as well as the law, are recommended if you find yourself in this situation. It can not only affect your daily living but you may actually be in jeopardy […] read more

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Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Roommates and Kitchenettes

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Kitchenettes make it possible for people who live in small apartments to make meals at home and they’re the perfect size for an apartment dweller living alone. However, many small apartments are shared by two or more people. When you’ve got to share a tiny cooking area with someone else, practice the following so you […] read more

Pros and Cons of Apartment Garage Parking

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Apartment garage parking is one common amenity offered by a number of apartment complexes. When looking for a new apartment, you have to decide whether or not secured parking should be an important factor in your decision. Con: Additional Cost Apartment garage parking comes in a variety of forms: an individual garage for your unit, […] read more

5 Things to Include in a Roommate Contract

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It’s not a wise idea to share an apartment with someone without a roommate contract. That’s a common scenario that has led to many court battles and evictions. You can’t prevent all conflicts, but having an agreement in place helps. An oral agreement is difficult to prove, and a judge will be forced to decide […] read more

College Apartment: 4 Things to Know About Sharing a Room

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When it comes to living in a college apartment for the first time, most students are a bit scared. If you’ve never shared a room with someone before, it can get especially daunting. Luckily, there is little to fear. For many students, this new roommate also turns into a new best friend. First Impressions Keep […] read more

Roommates and Apartments: Party Time and You Aren’t Invited

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In the best of cases, you and your roommate will be on the same page when it comes to parties and your living space won’t become one of those crazy out-of-control party apartments you hear about through friends or see in movies. Sometimes, though, you may get more than you signed up for. If your […] read more

Roommates Sharing TV: Pros and Cons of a DVR

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Sharing TV with roommates can lead to a number of conflicts. After all, not everyone will want to watch what the others want to watch at the same time and there’s bound to be a roommate who feels that other people are unfairly monopolizing the TV. Before you consider the expense of purchasing separate TVs, […] read more

Roommates Sharing TV: How to Approach Scheduling Conflicts

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Sharing the TV is a fact of life when you live with a roommate. Just like everything else in your apartment that needs to be shared (the shower, the kitchen, the washer and dryer), you and your roommate have to figure out a way to schedule TV use that works with both of your needs. […] read more

Forgot to Knock: What to Do If You See Your Roommate Naked

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Seeing your roommate naked is one of those uncomfortable situations that no one ever wants to encounter. Awkward as it is, if it happens you shouldn’t freak out. Situations are best remedied by acting maturely. So whether you forgot to knock or came home early to an unprepared unclothed roommate, here’s what you should do. […] read more