I've been lucky in a sense I never had roommates as in the original sense of the word, I did, however, live in a building where while we all had our own bedsits we had a shared communal area. This, of course, meant bills and rent weren't shared. However, we did all live in close quarters, which could end up in some testy moments.
I remember the guy who lived below me was banging on my floor one night, I went down thinking perhaps something was wrong and was met by a torrent of abuse. Apparently, I had my music on to loudly, when I tried to explain it wasn't me but next door and I had been quietly watching Eastenders I was told I was a liar and if I didn't turn it down he would kill me.
Thankfully others heard and quickly came to my rescue and until he moved out a few weeks later I stayed out of his way.
Of course, there are many reasons why house mates may fall out and the people over at Rent Cafe have been looking into some of the main culprits behind fighting fellows.
While the above is just a snapshot of their findings, it is unsurprising to see that not paying rent, and mean or insulting behaviour can be the main issues when it comes down to a breakdown in relationships with fellow roommates.
Have you ever had any issues with roommates, or when you lived in close quarters with others?
*This is a collaborative post.
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