Living with a new group of people is a great experience, but people have different personalities and behaviours. You might be lucky to have polite and friendly people staying with you or the complete opposite. That’s why we’re here to talk you through how easy it can be to stay with other people.
1.) Respect your flatmates
Respect is significant when living in a shared accommodation as it would set a good profile on you and you will gain respect back. When living in a shared accommodation, you need to respect the common areas that you’re using as it’s not only yours but it’s also used by the people living in the same property.
A tip would be to speak to your flatmates and politely discuss what rules there needs to be for example:
Lastly, everything should be equal and fair in the property. Don’t discriminate against the people around you or it will cause issues. You wouldn’t want any trouble in the property as you want to have a comfortable stay.
2.) Communicate with your flatmates
This is also as important as respect. Talking to your flatmates will make you understand how they are and their lifestyle. When sharing a property with tenants you can also build a good relationship with them and then you can cooperate with each other.
Disagreements may happen if things don’t go to plan or something goes wrong on either side. This can easily be resolved if you have a civilised conversation and deal with it in a sensible manner. Make both sides understand the situation and to a mutual agreement.
3.) Make it a memorable time
Living in a shared accommodation might not be the best as you’re staying with people you haven’t seen in your life. Here at Sterling De Vere we can’t stress enough for you to have a memorable and comfortable stay. We make sure all our tenants are happy with the services we provide; therefore we locate our tenants where they can easily commute. There is also places they can entertain themselves and have a great time within the area.
If you have built a good relationship with your flatmates, how about getting them involved in the activities you do, that would build a closer connection between you and your flatmates. Plan days out together or do something within the property such as cooking together or having a meal together. If you’re feeling lucky, you can split the bills between your flatmates and order a take out.
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