Students often come to college with the expectation of finding the perfect apartment or house and the perfect roommate. They envision finding a best friend, someone of like mind who will do everything with them. Below are some tips to think about before you even begin to search for a prospective roommate, and to discuss when you are ready to move forward.
Topics to Discuss With Prospective Roommates
Discuss any all lifestyle issues or concerns.
Discuss what respective schedules are (school, work, etc.)
Discuss how utilities that are not covered in the monthly rent will be divided.
Discuss expectations of keeping your residence clean, who does what chores, how food is purchased and eaten, how loudly music should, guests, and pets.
Sometimes it is a good idea to put house rules in writing (contract) and all parties sign.
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