I don't actually know if this is the right place to post this, but I will do anyway. I am coming to the end of my 2nd year at Brum, current living in Selly Oak, and are looking for a new house for next year (a person is moving to France as she's on French/History course). We have seen a house today which has large bedrooms (the smallest room is bigger than my room is now). One of my housemates' girlfriend lives with us, she has done this year, and basically, they share the (biggest) room, and split the rent into 2 -so neither pay any more overall -we all pay £72.50, but they pay 1/2 of £72.50 each. That's fine -I don't have problem with that -they need the biggest room as all of the rooms in the house we are currently in are quite small, so it makes sense that they have the biggest.
The one we looked at today has, as I say, large bedrooms. The largest bedroom is an attic bedroom and is MASSIVE, with a KING SIZE bed. This is obviously perfect for them. But I don't see why they should automatically get that room, at the same rent (£65) as everyone else. I haven't actually said anything yet, because I don't want it to cause friction -they are really nice people and the last thing I want to do is fall out with them. But I just don't see why we can't all pick our names out of a hat (which is what was done to allocate all of the other bedrooms this year) -they could live in any of the other rooms, as they are the same size as what they have now. Alternatively, I think they should pay more (say £70) for the bigger room: I would certainly be happy to pay extra to have that room.
Do you think that I am being unreasonable? I only ask because I can't work out why I feel the way I do -all of the rooms are a good size, it's just that the one bedroom is much bigger/better than the others, and I don't really see why they should get it as a right.
I'm quite stressed about the whole situation, as I don't know what to do.
Half of the top 10 aren't even RG...