Searching For the Perfect Roommate or Flat Mate
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Searching For the Perfect Roommate or Flat Mate

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You have the perfect rented apartment in hand and all that you now need is a roommate or a flat mate who will share this accommodation with you. Most of the people, who chose the flat share option, usually pick their friends who will be their partners. However, in most of the cases, you need to search for that perfect roommate and it is really difficult when you are new to the town.

Some of the things that you should keep in mind before selecting that partner are listed below, but it is also advised to use your better judgement and not be influenced by emotions.

  • The first thing that you should do is to make a list of the prospective apartments that you would like to rent and the expenditure, once you move in. The list should also have a list of qualities that you are searching for in the prospective room partner. Decide on the rent that you would like to pay.
  • Use a different email id and keep a track of the potential roommates and their accommodation interviews. Make a to-do list.
  • Always accompany yourself with another friend or relative when you go meeting the new roommate. They will also give an unbiased second opinion. If meeting alone, always meet up at public places like a cafe or a pub.
  • Run background checks on the place before permanently moving in. If it’s a new location that you are unaware of ask a friend or better still opt for the real estate agents. There are lot of scams and people may trick you and so it’s always better to be careful than sorry.
  • Before any kind money transfer be sure of everything and run checks.
  • Discuss and clear everything before moving with the room partners like the rent division, sharing the responsibility regarding daily chores and lease and expenses.
  • Before moving in take pictures so that you receive the apartment as you expected.
  • Run background checks on your potential flat mates also.
  • Before signing any lease or legal documents refer a solicitor who will clarify all your doubts.

Moving out of your familial home, to an apartment of your own is an overwhelming feeling. The freedom and the independence is just too good but when choosing the other options for lodging you should be careful and make sure that it meets all of your requirements.

Looking out for shared accommodation in Norwich then Rooms 2 Rent will help you out. They have all types of property from HMO’s to room share listed and they let rooms on both short and long term.

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