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How to Benefit from Shared Accommodation

Apr 15, 2008
There are some great benefits to sharing with other people, and most times it is easier and better then trying to get your own accommodation. People that work away or travel love sharing because there is always somebody at home. So this give them a better sense of security, otherwise the house will be empty while they are away. Another reason people get some one in is simply for company.

Splitting Living Expenses

If you have a spare room in the place where you live then letting out that room may be an option if financially you are finding it difficult to meet your lease payments or your mortgage repayments. Another great benefit of share accommodation is that your utilities are also shared between a few people and as such can help out financially as well.

Added Security

If you travel or work odd hours many times your house can be left vacant, at such times it could become attractive to break and enter, particuarily if it is vacant for extended periods. Having another person there could even out the vacant time and provide that little extra deterrent for would be thief's.

This in itself is a great benefit to most of us because we can enjoy our holiday or time away for work without the added stress of worrying about your property.

Pets

When getting a flatmate a benefit that is sometimes overlooked it the backup for you loved pet that they can offer. Imagine if you go away and you have to put your lovely pet in a kennel, not only will it cost you a fortune but if will upset your poor pet. Most flatmate's will be happy to look after a pet while you are away.

The truth is this is one of the biggest benefits because going into a kennel or cattery can be very upsetting for your loved pet. Don't forget to ask this when you meet you potential shared accommodation suitor.

Household Chores

Something that can be a problem is the allocation of chores and this is alway difficult with shared accommodation. It is important to make sure everybody does their fair share as somebody doing to little can cause resentment. One way is to set up a cleaning roster, and if done right this can save a heap of time and energy.

If you are simply lonely or would prefer the added security of having someone around then share accommodation is a great option for singles and families alike. This type of living arrangement is perfect to save money and get to know different people.

While sharing your house has lots of benefits there are also many downfalls, but finding a flatmate has never been easier with many websites offering a service and on alot of these site it is free search around and find the right site and you can be sharing as easy as 123.
About the Author
Author Rick Dupont is a free lance writer that writes for Shared Accommodation a website targeted to helping you find a Flatmate and reduce your daily expenses and get ahead.
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