Getting Your Flatmate to do their Chores

    Doing others dishes repetitively is no fun and neither is doing it week after week with no help.  A messy flat is an unhappy flat and it is important to know that all your flatmates should be held responsible for helping around the flat.  Lacking a system of some sort is bound to cause frustration and confusion often leaving other [...]

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    Rules on Tenant Deposits

    It is now almost standard that when a tenant moves into a new property, they have to pay the landlord a security deposit which is normally the equivalent of a month’s or one and a  half month’s rent.

    In 2007, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme was set up by the government for landlords to pay deposits into.  The benefits of the sche [...]

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    7 Tips For Flatsharers

    1) If you’re going away for more than a few days over winter, turn the water off or keep the heating on in the property to prevent pipes from freezing.

    2) Check the condition of the locks on doors and windows, and ask the landlord to repair/replace any damaged/broken ones as burglaries increase during the winter months.

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    Suggestions for Improving Your Extra Room for Prospective Flatmates

    Flatshare to rent with breakfast included - sounds like a tempting offer for a prospective flatmate. Don't think your spare room is going to turn into a bed and breakfast lodgings, you have to think of renting out your spare room as a medium to long term proposition. This is completely different than putting someone up for a few days and feeding them. Your spare roo [...]

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    What to look for a potential flatmate or roommate

    Roommates or flatmates have many benefits, especially for singles and students. It is common for singles and students to get together and rent a shared property. However, there are many other situations where you may own a house, have a spare room which can be rented out to somebody else. This is a basic requirement needed for the opportunity to get a roommate.

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    House Share or Home

    Precisely what Is Flat Sharing/House Share or Home sharing?

    House sharing is essentially a way by which a number of people both associated or not related live with each other.

    Nearly all people starting off on this path look for a flat, residential home or room or living area. Couples or individuals usually rent a living space and are completely happy sharing the bathroom and kitchen area [...]

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