Despite the fact you’ve been painstakingly rigorous in your choice of student property and who to share the home with, living in such circumstances can still be hell if you fail to get on with your flatmates.
However, there are a number of ways you can reduce the risk of tensions building up between you and your fellow residents.
It can help to set out certain ground rules immediately after moving into your student accommodation.
While it may seem over the top to be so formal, especially considering you may be experiencing the freedoms that come from leaving the family home for the first time, such stipulations can help reduce friction between those in shared houses or flats.
It is simply a fact that you cannot always rely on others to be considerate when it comes to such things as cleaning up and not making too much noise.
Among the issues that can be covered in such agreements after you move into student accommodation are the terms of the tenancy, when rent and bills need to be paid and a cleaning rota.
Meanwhile, another thing that can promote cohesion in student property in Newcastle and elsewhere is eating together.
Of course this only works if it is convenient for those involved but, if it is, such activity means you get to catch up with one another and regularly discuss issues that may be on your minds.
Although there is no precise science when it comes to getting along with flatmates and much depends on luck, adopting measures such as these can help.