If you are a student, you may feel apprehensive about moving in with new flatmates. This is natural. Living with people you don’t know is a daunting prospect, but there is no reason to be scared or concerned. At Studentcircle lettings, we have helped many Coventry students find accommodation and then settle in.
If you are looking for tips for getting on with new flatmates, Studentcircle lettings has everything Coventry student tenants need to know.
Make sure you clean up after yourself
Clean up after yourself. This is a very simple tip, but it is one that will go a long way in ensuring you get on with new flatmates. Whether you are naturally tidy or not as a person, when you share a flat, cleaning up your own mess is a perfect starting point in developing a strong relationship with your flatmates.
Try to socialise with your fellow flatmates. While it is good to have time to yourself, and while you may not share the same hobbies or interests as your flatmates, it is good to develop a reasonable relationship with people you share a property with.
Developing social trust between you and your flatmates will make life a lot easier in student accommodation. If there are problems or issues, try to air them in a reasonable manner. Many of life’s problems can be resolved by talking things over, so try and do so in a friendly manner.
However, don’t moan all the time, especially when a matter isn’t too important. It can be difficult to live with people. Even people who love each other often struggle to live in a confined space, so there is no surprise that strangers or acquaintances struggle. Try to show some respect to others and you’ll find that living with other people becomes simpler.
House rules create a platform for everyone
You may also find that creating house rules, tasks and rotas will help to create a clean and harmonious home. If you expect people to clean up by themselves, they probably won’t but if you make it a condition of the home and everyone chips in, it will be easier to care for the property.
Don’t let guests overstay their welcome. It is good to have friends or your partner round to your student flat, but equally, they shouldn’t be there all the time. If you have a friend or partner who is in the property as often as you, but they don’t pay rent, it is reasonable that other tenants will get annoyed with the situation.
As with most cases, think about how you would feel if someone else was behaving in this manner. If you wouldn’t appreciate someone else acting in this manner, don’t do it yourself.
Be considerate when you come home late at night
Be considerate of others. Student accommodation should be fun but equally, if you make a lot of noise late at night or early in the morning, you will cause problems in the property. Not everyone likes to party or socialise as much as other people and other people may have different schedules.
If there are people who have work in the morning, who have early classes or who have exams, be mindful of the noise you make around the property.
If you want to be a good landlord, it is vital that you pay your rent on time and in full. If you hold a joint tenancy agreement, this is essential, but even if you don’t, you should pay in full and on time each month. Paying rent on time ensures you maintain a reasonable relationship with the landlord, which is important for all tenants.
If you follow these tips, you should find it a lot easier to get on with your new flatmates. Whatever issues you have, or what help you need as a Coventry student, you’ll find Student Circle is here to help, so get in touch.