30 Apr 2013
If you’re in search of a new flatmate, you may be wondering where to start your search, what are the right questions to ask, and how will you know which candidate is the right match for you? Follow these few tips and we’re sure you’ll be on the right path to choosing a flatmate who fits smoothly into your house and lifestyle.
- Ask each candidate about their past share-housing experiences. If they talk positively about the friends they’ve made and are still in contact with from past houses, the signs are good that they’ll fit nicely into your household without causing too many ripples.
- To try to find the most compatible housemate, ask them questions about their interests. Without getting too personal, it may be wise to check up on their taste in books, movies, music, and find out what they do in their spare time.
- Understanding your new housemate’s friendships will give you a good insight into their ability to develop functional relationships. Ask about whether they would like to invite friends over, where their friends live, and where they usually go out. This ought to give you the tip-off as to whether your candidate is a social people-person or lone wolf.
- Be honest about yourself. If you’re tempted to agree with everything a candidate says because you’re so impressed with them you’d like them to move in immediately, slow down and refrain from telling any lies. Lies told in the initial meeting will undoubtedly come back to haunt you as soon as problems arise in the house. Stay truthful and you’re far more likely to welcome your impressive new tenant into a happy home.
We hope these few tips help those looking for compatible housemate. If you’d like any other tips or are looking for a rental home please visit us or give us a call; we’d love to help.