& Roommates in NYC
way to cut the cost of living in Manhattan is to share
the expenses. If you are a student or single looking for
a nice address for a reasonable amount, this may be the
perfect solution. This can also be a good solution for
single parents - doubling up with another single mom or
dad can make living in a good school district much more
affordable - and in the ideal situation you can share
child rearing responsibilities.
great resource for shares is local colleges. Stop in and
check the bulletin boards. Normally, you'll find lots
of leads to a room in an apartment that someone else has
rented. You might also consider renting a bigger space
and then looking for roommates to handle the rest of the
number one problems to look out for is deadbeat roomies.
You need to have people who will come up with the rent
on time or there's no point in having a roommate. You
also need to clearly set up who pays for utilities and
people who lease an apartment will leave all of the utilities
in their own name and add the charges to the rent they
ask from roommates. This works for set expenses like gas
and electric, but you'll still need to figure out incidentals
- who pays for the toilet paper and dish detergent...
and who gets to wash the floors and do the dishes.
bathrooms are often the place where apartment sharing
relationships hit the skids. Make sure you know who is
moving in and what they will be like to live with before
you give them a key. You may feel funny laying down the
law to a prospective roommate, but it's much easier to
stop an incompatible person from moving in than it is
to get a nightmare roommate to move out.
signed agreement at least gives you the ability to say
that everyone knew the rules from the start. Most experts
advise...Never share the phone. Your roommates can get
a cell phone and run up their own bill. Long distance
charges add up quickly and can be difficult to collect.
The following links will lead you to lists and exchanges
for roommates and shares in New York City. Midmanhattan.com
does not have any affiliate relationship with these groups.
We include them because we have heard good things about
their service and the apartments they provide :
List New York
York City Reference
York Habitat Roomate Shares
Voice Classified Share
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