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Have you ever experienced serious difficulties living with house or flatmates?

Maybe you've had long-running disputes or are living with housemates who are taking drugs or drinking heavily, or maybe you've even been on the receiving end of abuse about ethnicity, gender or sexuality?

If you've ever had a bad housemate experience, how did you resolve it?
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I've got a nightmare story alright, but I can't post what happened online as it involves the police!
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I've got a nightmare story alright, but I can't post what happened online as it involves the police!
You can message me about it privately if you want?

No names / identifying details will be used if you would like to take part (although no pressure!)
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I am interested but I feel like a bit of a snake doing it, got some stories.
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I am interested but I feel like a bit of a snake doing it, got some stories.
Ha, I understand your point. Although, as mentioned above, there won't be any identifying details included, so feel free to PM me if you would like to share
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Ha, I understand your point. Although, as mentioned above, there won't be any identifying details included, so feel free to PM me if you would like to share
I’ll drop you a PM and we can go from there?
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I’ll drop you a PM and we can go from there?
No problem
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gonna copy and paste an old reply about a room mate i had first year. At the end of the year, we kinda become firends/hated each other less, i mean we did live with each other for 1 year . He did change a bit tbh, i mean having no friends and almost 99% of people hating you where you are can make someone change.



- first thing i thought even before i meet him, we just had a group chat, was he lacked any personality. ( logn story short i was 100% right about him)
- Meet him, he stole from me, was a mouch, even though he was mouching a lot of my money he still had the nerve to boss me around and talk **** about me, beheind my back.
- started petty arguments every single day, over washing up, food, mess, back door being left open, things people say on the group chat, literally everyday he has to ***** about something.
- kicked his mate out, who become my mate out of the house by force.
- Made us walk hours to get home once when we got lost, even though he had a car and it would have taken him 10 mins to get to us and 2 pounds worth of petrol there and back ... this was the first sign for me he was a ****.
- wanted me to pay £100 when the trains were delayed and i couldnt get back to uni, for a journey that cost £12 worth of petrol there and back.
-constantly insulted me and talked **** about me, when all i ever was nice to him.
-had man to man talks with him, he seemed like he understand the situation and the day after he would insult me beheind my back and be a **** again.
-claims he hates the UNI and city, mainly cos he had no mates .. cos no one who has ever meet him likes him. Everysingle person he meet from 12-18 hates him and doesnt want to talk to him. His EX's hate him, everyone hates him, he wants to leave the current uni to go to aniother one where his real mates are, but they even hate him.
-had weird views on females .. e.g: they only there to have sex with and treated a random girl he meet at work, who kinda went out with him ( IDK what she was doing tbh ) like dirt.
-Hes very thick and lacks any personality
-Called a house member gay for 6 weeks and took the piss out of him, cos hes a weird nice great guy, who pretty much become the soul of the house after me and my mates left, cos the house was horrible to chill in.
-Kicked my mates out of the house a few times, cos he didnt feel safe sleeping with them there .
-hoped one of his and my mates would kill himself when he was goign through a tough time.
i could go on and on and on, but i cant be asked.

thing was my flatmates liked him, cos he was the 'cool' guy, but he was just a fake person, who everyone tried to get on with, so they could seem cool; everyone was at that fake uni sesh head stage, not being themselves but someone who wants to seem cool and has fun 24/7. so after 3 weeks of moving into my first year house, for a week, i was pretty much the disliked person in the house, cos i fought with him 24/7. i stopped bringing mates around to the house and went to the halls where they were, every since then ive had a great time at the halls, all of them are just nice people. The house soon realized my bad roommate was a ****, now they take the piss out of him 24/7 and talk **** about him 24/7 .. hes literally disliked by everyone, *..

All in all at the start and even near the end, the guy was a pain to live with, always started fights with everyone and anyone, made stupid comments, was literally just a bit dumb as well, which didnt help, as he said the wrong thing at the wrong time all the time and couldnt fight an argument to save his life.
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Feel sorry for peeps who got *****y housemates , loved mine.
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Feel sorry for peeps who got *****y housemates , loved mine.
Not like that for everyone unfortunately, Hall’s are 50/50 either get on with people like you’re a family or it’s a bit of a divide with some tension.
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Not like that for everyone unfortunately, Hall’s are 50/50 either get on with people like you’re a family or it’s a bit of a divide with some tension.
Ah , my accommodation had houses on campus for first years so wasn't a hall setting. i'd feel halls would be awful since they feel more isolated.
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my "worst" experience was being in student halls of residence where no one talked to each other and people seemed to vanish or disappear for stretches at a time o.o kinda spooky. was ok for me as I'm socially awkward but still. and problems with cleaning and parties etc but that's pretty standard i think. :iiam:

i do remember the milk that would always magically spill and I'd clean out the fridge cos it would be gross otherwise...... Glad to be with friends next year who've agreed to manage stuff roughly equally :yep:
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Myself and a few others lived with an international candidate in one of my university years... some guy.
He came from a lot of money, that was fairly clear but my God... Raw chicken left out to rot on several occasions, never a dish done and there's just no way he was taking regular showers.
One time I made a little pot of curry and popped it in a bowl on the coffee table and went back to get myself a glass of water. When I came back his bare foot was resting like an inch from the bowl :talkhand:

I said 'I think I'll actually go and chill out in my room for a bit, took the curry with me and then hoofed it in the bin to avoid offending him.
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nice
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As if student halls weren't bad enough living in a house was terrible. Arguments over something every week, people being so horrible that others moved out so we continuously had to find new house mates. When we finally had everyone 2 wouldn't pay the bills, refused to clean up and smoked drugs in the house. Then the neighbours complained and nothing was done. When ever we weren't there they would have big parties and our rooms were always wrecked as others had slept in our beds and used our things. Not the best experience and was glad to get out of it.
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Do you know when we hear back on this, if successful?
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I had a weird one where I was living in a house with a couple who were pretty much my age (mid 20s). I was told on day one that they had nosey neighbours, so if asked I should say that I was a friend staying for a while. But it turned out that actually the neighbour was the property owner and the two guys she rented the house out to were sub-letting to me.

Anyway they were so awkward to live with. They didnt like me having anyone over, not even my partner. They put blocks on the internet so that I couldn't stream music or films (or porn), saying that it was illegal and they would get huge fines. Every now and then they'd change the password and I would have to chase them for it. They kept hiding things from the house so that I couldn't use them (ironing board, toaster). I wasn't allowed to leave things in the bathroom and they got OCD about where I could and couldn't put my stuff in the kitchen. And by the end of me living there, the oven stopped working. I was told it was broken... and yet I came home to them using it a few times. They claimed it just comes on "sometimes", but I had suspicions that they were purposefully doing something to it so that I wasn't able to use it...
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Yeah i have observed this around my institution and it's sickening. I had a housemate who would cohabit with her friend and she would stay for a long time and of course you wouldn't want to invade their privacy and this inconveniences you at some extend
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