If you have rented out a property as a student but you need to find someone else to move in so that you can share the costs, it is important that you find the right person. It can be quite daunting to have someone you do not know move in with you, particularly as a young student with little experience. Of course, you may have a landlord that is able to source a suitable tenant that can move in but as a student, you may prefer to find a fellow student with similar interests, lifestyle, and goals.
Whether you live in an apartment on your own or whether you live with other students in a house and you need someone for a spare room, one thing you should always do is interview any potential new tenant unless you already know them really well. All other students living in the property should be in on the interview so that you can all have your opinions with regards to what you think of each person. This will ensure that you are all able to make the decision together rather than it just being down to one or two people.
Another thing you should do if you do not know the person you are considering renting to is to carry out a background check. You never know what people have in their past, and by carrying out this check you can ensure that the person you are inviting into your student accommodation to come and live with you has a decent past and no criminal record that might be of concern. Of course, there may be minor issues that come up but don’t concern you but anything major will also come up and this means that you will be fully aware of the situation before you make a decision.
It is always a good idea to really get a feel for the other student who has applied to move in, as it can help if you all have similar interests. For instance, if you and your fellow student tenants like to party, having someone that is a loner probably isn’t going to work. On the other hand, if you all tend to stay in and study rather than going out all the time, you probably don’t want a bit of a wild child that will have constant visitors and be heading out partying all the time.
Before you interview potential tenants for your student accommodation, draw up a list of questions that you want to ask, as this will ensure you do not miss anything important. Also, make sure you draw up a list of the house rules with regards to money, cleaning, cooking, and anything else that you need any new tenant to be aware of. You can then ensure that the person you are considering is happy with this before moving in.
Following these steps will make it easier for you to find the perfect person to move into your student accommodation.