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Housing is expensive, that is undisputed. Most of us don’t own our own home and might not even be able to afford to rent anywhere near the city. One solution that might work is to get flatmates or other people who will co-rent a housing unit with you.
Getting the Right Housing Unit
First, make sure that the place you will rent does not have any restrictions on the number of occupants. For example, that 200 square foot apartment might, in your opinion, fit four people. But the unit has a deed of restrictions that says you can only have a maximum of 2 people in it. The owner might not appreciate violating his rules.
Another consideration is that the unit ought to give you a level of privacy that you are comfortable. A studio with no separate room might work for some people, but for others, it might just seem plain weird to others.
Flatmate Quality Matters
The type of person you will pick as flatmates also matter. At the very least they should be people you find trustworthy. After all, you will be sharing living space and a lot of the bills or expenses that come with living together.
For most people, the obvious choice for a flatmate is their partner. But just two people sharing a flat might be too much for the average two working people.
Perhaps college friends would be an option. Also, workmates would be a good idea. After all the point of getting a shared flat is to get somewhere closer to one's place of work or school. Since you already know them well enough to trust them around your living spaces.
Make Sure Things Are Spelled Out Clearly
Before you move into your new flat, regardless of who ends up being your flatmate, it is important that all the agreements are settled beforehand. It might even be desirable to have the agreement written down in a contract.
Speaking of contracts, another contract you might be interested in is an insurance contract. To make certain you are as protected as possible in your new environment. At Insurance Marketplace, Inc., we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (541) 779-0177. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.