Pros and Cons of Renting with Roommates

Pros and Cons of Renting with Roommates

Are you considering renting a property with roommates? Then you should be aware of what you are getting yourself into. In this article, we will be looking at the pros and cons of renting with roommates.

Pros

Shared Expenses

One of the biggest pros of having a roommate is that you have a majority of shared expenses. Additionally, you do not have to suffer through bills on your own such as rentals, utilities, water bills etc. Moreover, if you and your roommate are close, you may also share food and furniture. Therefore, this puts your mind at ease, knowing that you have help with your bills every month.

They Help you Clean and Cook

Cleaning can be very tedious and tiring especially if you come home after a long day at work/school, it can be exhausting. However, with a roommate you are able to share cleaning and cooking duties. Moreover, you can create a schedule that allows you and roommate to rest every other day.

You Can Create Good Friendships

Sharing a space with an individual that you get a long with allows you to connect and build meaningful friendships. Moreover, you have a support system to come home to, that will offer you comfort.

Cons

You Might Not Get Along

If you and your roommate have a different way of doing things, this may cause you to clash and not get along. Moreover, this can make your living environment uncomfortable.

They May Be Untidy

Helping each other clean around the house is great. However, if you encounter a roommate that is not as clean and tidy as you are, this may be a problem.

Less Privacy

Lastly, we all desire to be alone once in a while. However, with a roommate that is constantly in your space, it may be difficult to be at ease. Moreover, if you share a bedroom or bathroom,  there may be instances you roommate uses your belongings by accident or purposefully.

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