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Looking for college roomies and someone to share the rent with can be tough, especially when you don’t know who will be answering your wanted ad. No one wants to live with someone who has never vacuumed or washed a dish before. Do your due diligence before moving in with a roommate by setting your expectations, asking the right questions, doing your research, and writing down everything.
Check out these tips from our Kelowna moving company:
If you are posting a roommate wanted ad on an online classified site, make sure it is with a reputable source that will not attract spam. Some universities and colleges offer classified sites or bulletin boards to help students looking for shared accommodation. Make sure the ad is clear and direct and add a brief description of your expectations. Some things to consider include:
For safety reasons, it’s crucial to meet all potential roommates in a neutral location, such as a coffee shop or on campus, before visiting any residence together. Once meeting, ask your house-sharing candidate the following questions:
Once you have your questions answered and have narrowed down your selection to 1-3 candidates, then it’s time to find out more about who will be living with you.
Before movers deliver you and your roommates’ belongings to your shared accommodation, make sure to go over a rental agreement that you all agree upon. List expected rent, utility costs, and expectations and make sure all parties sign the document. It also helps to create a cleaning and food sharing schedule to avoid future conflicts.
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