Agree house rules
Regardless of how well you know your housemates, just going with the flow rarely works. If you can, you should try and set a few house rules:
- Which part of the house or flat will be your part?
- Are there any rooms you're not allowed to go into?
- Is there a cleaning rota?
- Is there a no smoking rule?
- Do other housemates' partners stay over regularly? What about other guests?
- What's the policy on parties?