Today, we can see that a major part of Northwest Edmonton real estate consists of rental properties. The thought of more than one person staying together may be comforting for some and difficult for many. Financial crunch or limited time to be spent in Edmonton can be the major reasons why people prefer living in a rental property. The biggest issue of living in a rented house is dealing with the roommates. Roommates play an important role in making your life a comfortable or a disastrous one. We understand how worrying it can get to split bills with your roommate, and hence, we have listed down a few tips that can help you.
Choose Your Roommate Wisely
We repeat, your roommate can control the happiness and peace in your life. An understanding and cooperative roommate that agrees to share the finances with you can make your life simple and hassle-free. But a finicky and nosy roommate can make your life difficult and worrisome. Therefore, when looking for roommates and finalizing them, understand them well. If they seem to be good, only then should you decide to live with them.
Decide Expenses Well In Advance
Once you get a good roommate, make sure you discuss which expenses you will be sharing and which you will be paying for individually. Also, discuss who will take care of which expenses and what would be each one's share in it.
Set The Rules
Along with finances, your "serious discussion" should also include the establishment of a mini rulebook. Create and set some ground rules and guidelines that both the parties will have to follow. These rules can be anything right from saving for the bills on a weekly or monthly basis to paying the share on a particular date every month. Sit down and mutually decide and agree to follow the rules throughout the rental period.
Shopping separately is always better than one person paying and two people splitting later. When people shop separately, they can choose things that they want and pay for it. Nobody pays unnecessarily for things that they don't want, but their roommate wants. So whether it is daily groceries, household items or Playstation, shop separately and buy your own stuff. You can go to the store or supermarket together for company, but when you reach the cash counter remember to split the bills..
No matter what your purpose of choosing a rental property is, you will always find a good deal in Northwest Edmonton real estate. And with these tips, you will be able to live peacefully with your roommate/s. Consider hiring our experienced real estate agents for hunting a good rental property in Edmonton. We are just a call away for all your real estate needs.