A guide to: Sharing rented accommodation

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?
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