Share Space Without the Stress
Living with a roommate is a tried-and-true way to reduce your living expenses, but it can also be complicated. The easiest way to handle roommate problems is to prevent them in the first place, so have a heart-to-heart chat with your potential roommate before you sign your lease.
Enjoy Your Own Space
One of the most common sources of roommate tension is a lack of private space. Fortunately, 82 Flats offers two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor plans, so each roommate has plenty of room of their own. The only thing you’ll need to decide is who gets the bathroom with the oversized soaker tub or the bedroom with the larger closet!
Agree on Clear Rules
Set some mutually agreed-upon ground rules for your apartment, so you know you’re both on the same page, especially when it comes to these topics:
If one of you has a pet, discuss expectations (for example, one roommate shouldn’t expect the other to dog-sit)
Discuss guests, including how many people can come over, how often, and how long they can stay (including overnight visitors)
Talk about noise considerations – define your personal “quiet hours” (typically, that’s between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. in an apartment, but if you work nights, you might need quiet hours to last until noon)
Communication is Key
Instead of waiting until a situation escalates to the point where you’re leaving each other terse notes, plan on a bi-weekly or monthly check-in where you can each raise concerns. Pick a neutral location for these chats, like the clubhouse.
Clarify Your Timeline
It’s good to enter into a roommate arrangement knowing when it may end. Make sure you and your roommate agree on the terms of your arrangement – will it be for one year, or possibly longer? When your lease is up for renewal, how much notice is appropriate if one of you decides to move out?
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With upscale apartments and abundant amenities, 82 Flats offers everything you and your roommate could want in an apartment home. Located on Indianapolis’ Magnificent Mile, 82 Flats is close to shopping, nightlife, and major employers in and north of Indianapolis. Contact us now to see your next apartment: (317) 483-0177.