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    Hi i was wondering if someone could help me resolve a dilemma! I'm in my first year at uni and theres been a lot of drama over second year houses. Since i live in a different accommodation to a lot of my friends, they decided to share with their current flatmates to save bother, which i was fine with as i had my flatmates and other course mates to share with, but it soon got to the point where my course mates would share with their flatmates, and there was a lot of fall-outs between my flatmates, so it was unlikely any of them would want to share. Luckily my friend from home was looking for a house with her flatmates and said i could join as 5 of them were sharing and they didn't mind having a 6th person. After looking at houses we decided on a house but one girl refused to go for it as she didn't go to look at the house as she went home early, and so the others who i was sharing with decided we should sign for a 5 bed so we definitely had a house and we didnt have to worry about it next year. I was all on board and i signed for the house but once we did, they started telling me i couldn't do simple things in the house such as cook meat because some of them were vegetarian; or come in too late if i wanted to go for a night out. My friend messaged me recently saying they had a spare room in their house if i wanted to take it, because one of their flatmates is dropping out of uni, and now I'm unsure of what to do. I have much closer friends in the house where they are offering me a room, and i go out with them a lot more than i do with the people i have signed a house with, and i haven't paid a deposit on the house I've signed for. However, i don't think its right to just say to them "i can't live with them anymore" and i can't just switch houses because I've got a better offer, and I've already agreed to share a house with them, but I'm now starting to think, am i going to be happy there if i have to abide by these rules? Can anyone help me?
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    1. Don't sign or pay for any house you aren't completely happy with.
    2. I don't know where you are but pre-Christmas is very early to sort out houses. Most people here don't sort them out until March time.
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    1. Don't sign or pay for any house you aren't completely happy with.
    2. I don't know where you are but pre-Christmas is very early to sort out houses. Most people here don't sort them out until March time.
    I'm at Liverpool! i know its very rushed! but if I'm not 100% happy with one house, how do i tell them i want to share with the other house?
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    Hi i was wondering if someone could help me resolve a dilemma! I'm in my first year at uni and theres been a lot of drama over second year houses. Since i live in a different accommodation to a lot of my friends, they decided to share with their current flatmates to save bother, which i was fine with as i had my flatmates and other course mates to share with, but it soon got to the point where my course mates would share with their flatmates, and there was a lot of fall-outs between my flatmates, so it was unlikely any of them would want to share. Luckily my friend from home was looking for a house with her flatmates and said i could join as 5 of them were sharing and they didn't mind having a 6th person. After looking at houses we decided on a house but one girl refused to go for it as she didn't go to look at the house as she went home early, and so the others who i was sharing with decided we should sign for a 5 bed so we definitely had a house and we didnt have to worry about it next year. I was all on board and i signed for the house but once we did, they started telling me i couldn't do simple things in the house such as cook meat because some of them were vegetarian; or come in too late if i wanted to go for a night out. My friend messaged me recently saying they had a spare room in their house if i wanted to take it, because one of their flatmates is dropping out of uni, and now I'm unsure of what to do. I have much closer friends in the house where they are offering me a room, and i go out with them a lot more than i do with the people i have signed a house with, and i haven't paid a deposit on the house I've signed for. However, i don't think its right to just say to them "i can't live with them anymore" and i can't just switch houses because I've got a better offer, and I've already agreed to share a house with them, but I'm now starting to think, am i going to be happy there if i have to abide by these rules? Can anyone help me?
    at the end of the day you've got to do whats best for you. the first lot of housemates sound so difficult to live with- how miserable are you going to be not eating meat & not going out and not being able to do goodness knows what else
 
 
 
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