So you know who you want to live with?
We are here to make sure you’re not rushing into anything. Deciding to rent a house is a big decision and has lots of legal implications. Once you have signed a contract then you are legally bound by it.
If you fall out with someone or decide you don’t want to live with someone anymore after you have signed anything it’s too late. This is why we want you to take your time deciding who, where and your budget.
Get all your good and bad habits out there so everyone knows exactly what they’re getting into. Can you really know if you want to live with someone for the rest of this year and all of next after just a few months?
Bad habits take time to become noticeable if you live with them already you might not notice they don’t clean because the rest of your flat does. Those dirty dishes could easily belong someone you’re not living with next year.
Do they play really loud music and invite people back after nights out while you’re in bed?
So who should you live with? We want you to think about who has a similar mindset to you. For example friends on your course will have similar deadlines and timetable to you so more likely to not make too much noise when you both have a 9am. If you have similar ideas about how living with people should be, such as sharing the cleaning, bulk buying pasta and rice together, then perhaps these are the people for you.
Thinking about living with those you go out on a night with? Your timetable may change next year so that 9am Wednesday or Thursday morning lecture may mean that you no longer go out on all the same nights. Will this be an issue?
These are some questions you want to think about before you take the plunge.