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Roommate - Apartment

When people live in an apartment, it is usually among friends.  So there's no need to worry about being too polite.  As long as you have common courtesy, you will have no problem.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a roommate, then there are some things you should learn how to say.  The list of questions below are examples of questions you should ask when looking to join existing people in an apartment.


"What is the rent here?"
"How many people live in the apartment?"
"How many bedrooms does the apartment have?"
"How much is utilities?"
"Does the rent cover the utility bills?"
"Do you have any rules for living here?"
"Does it get loud in here?"
"What time do people usually go to sleep?"
"Do you hold any parties here?"
"How many people share the bathroom?"
"Do you have cable?"
"Do you have high speed Internet?"

Common answers

"The rent is $1200, so you would only pay $400."
"This is a three bedroom unit, so you would be the third person."
"On average, utilities are about $125."
"The rent does not cover utilities.  You would be responsible for 1/3 of the utilities."
"We are pretty quiet during the week days, but on the weekends, it can get a little loud."
"We have both cable and DSL here."

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