Ahh, flatting! The freedom, the drama, the hookups, the fights… the parties!
With the new year just around the corner, potential flatmates will have quite the search and struggle ahead of them: Where will you live? Which suburbs have the magical combo of cheap rent AND great cafes? How many bedrooms do you want? Will letting a couple flat with you get weird? Will you guys all get along? Well, we can’t help you navigate flatmate dynamics. But we can help you once you get the call from the landlord that you got the place. (Yessss!)
Once you have a move-in date, call your first flat meeting and hash out the finances NOW. The Government’s Tenancy Services site has an agreement template that will help make expectations crystal clear.
Here are some additional tips and ideas for settling the flat bills:
If you can agree on the bills and how much everyone will chip in each month, your flat will stay peaceful and everyone will keep more money in their pockets. That means more money to throw house parties. (Just give your neighbours a heads up, they’d probably appreciate the warning… and an invite).
Cheap bills means happy flatmates. So let Glimp help you! Thousands of Kiwis trust Glimp to discover the best deals on internet, power and credit cards (and save you a little beer money as well). Let Glimp find the best deals for YOU at glimp.co.nz.
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