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    I'm moving out of my apartment in July to a flatshare. I've not decided which one but I will be a roommate.

    What sort of things can I do to protect myself? I'm scared of being unduly evicted or similar.
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    It's not really something to worry much about. Ask around if there are any bad agencies in your area, even the worst where I went to uni just randomly send letters demanding money (which you ignore and nothing ever happens) and never get round to fixing things. Have a written contract with the agent/owner, don't just chat with a current tenant. Get an inventory and make any changes reflecting items and their condition as needed as soon as you move in- so you don't get held accountable for any existing damage. That's about it, unduly evicted and things like that don't really happen
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    (Original post by BKS)
    It's not really something to worry much about. Ask around if there are any bad agencies in your area, even the worst where I went to uni just randomly send letters demanding money (which you ignore and nothing ever happens) and never get round to fixing things. Have a written contract with the agent/owner, don't just chat with a current tenant. Get an inventory and make any changes reflecting items and their condition as needed as soon as you move in- so you don't get held accountable for any existing damage. That's about it, unduly evicted and things like that don't really happen
    Thanks. I was going to use one of those online sites to find one.
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Thanks. I was going to use one of those online sites to find one.
    Use the internet, it's much easier. When I say talk to the agent, I mean to finalise. Tenants can often be allowed to find their own new flatmate then you do the contract with the agent/owner
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    (Original post by BKS)
    Use the internet, it's much easier. When I say talk to the agent, I mean to finalise. Tenants can often be allowed to find their own new flatmate then you do the contract with the agent/owner
    Thanks again for your help.

    I've selected and paid for my new room. It's in a house.
 
 
 
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