« Return to Blogs

Part 4 of 5 Steps for Finding a Good Housemate

Protect yourself

Meet potential roommates for the first time in a public place (get coffee and chat), to gauge your compatibility before inviting them to see your home.

If you do like them and want to show the home, be sure a fried or family member is at your place when you invite a potential roommate over for the first time.

Get references from previous roommates or consider a background check and a credit check before inviting someone you don't know to live in your home.

If renting, add the roommate's name to the lease or on a sublease. Put agreement you make in writing.


Information taken from SRES.