So I am about to need a roomate because living costs are going up to quickly in the u. s. I have never needed a roomate before. I am still saving for a house and I want to cut my costs even further.
How does living with a roomate work?
Will the landlord really allow both of us to live in a one bedroom apartment and just split everything, and is that legal?
Or do we get a two bedroom apartment with lets say $1000 rent per month and split the rent?
How would you split utlility bills and everything else?
What are some of the lessons you learned renting with another roomate in the U. S?
What are some ways to qualify good roomates?
I don't want to be stuck with a person that parties all of the damn time.
Most Helpful Guy
Split the following evenly:
- rent & all deposits
- utilities (electric, heat, water, trash pickup, cable/internet, land line telephone)
Divide these as each person consumes it:
- land line long distance calls
- cable pay per view charges
Each person pays for these individually:
- cell phone
These rules work very well. I have had many roommates over the years. From as few as 1 to as many as 4 at a time.
Ensure that all parties actually living there are on the lease. Estimate monthly expenses that are shared and put the same proportion in each person's name.
RM 1 pays cable and trash pickup
RM 2 pays electric and water
Make up for differences between estimates and actual charges promptly.0