Choosing to live with roommates
Updated: Jan 20
Approximately more than 15% of young adults live with a roommate. There are two ways to select your roommates when searching for a home on Elev:
Move into a house with roommates that you've selected and already know
Move into a room/ property as a roommate to current and future unknown roommates
Tips for moving in with roommates you know:
Make sure you've had a discussion about how much you can spend on rent and furnishing, your transportation and distance preferences, and the preferred neighborhood. For more preparation tips, read this list.
Look for properties together to speed up the process and agreement on your final choice
View the homes together which will allow you to introduce yourself to your future host
Ensure that both your names are on the lease as the tenants
Tips for moving in with roommates you don't know:
With Elev, you can rest knowing that you're both students which makes it easier for you to get along.
If you don't know anyone, you can use Elev's roommate matching feature to match you with the best roommate.
Introduce yourself when you apply so the hosts better know you and what kind of tenant you may be. It can be as simple as:
"Hi, I'm looking for a quiet place to live for 4 months. I have an active recreational life at school and would spend most of my time at school as a result."
If you prefer to live with the same gender, check the listing description for these details.
Lastly, maintain respectful and courteous behavior to your roommate. This means maintaining a clean space for each other, respecting each other's privacy and respecting each other's culture which may translate to observation of new foods and practices.