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Finding the right flatmates

Student Guides The Guild 24th April 2017

Living with someone is quite different to getting on with them! In a lot of cases, you find flatmates quite naturally at university, often people you share halls with, and then look to move in together after the first year. 

However, if you are consciously seeking a flatmate, finding people with similar interests can be a good place to start. 

Here are some of the best qualities to look for in a flatmate: 

Tidiness 

Laundry, washing up and the bathroom can be some of the most common areas for arising issues.  

Patience 

Someone with a short fuse may not make for a peaceful home life.

Communication

People who love to chat could become a little overwhelming, but you do need to be able to communicate with your fellow housemates. Whether it is over practical duties like putting the bins out or a more serious house issue, bottling things could result in bigger disputes when at breaking point.

Respect

If you are sharing a home, you want to know others will be respectful of your things.

 

Ultimately, it's difficult to know what someone is like to live with before you've actually lived with them, but hopefully this will help you on the journey to finding your ideal flatmate.

 

 

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