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Tips on Roommates

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

I looked online for finding roommates & tips on roommates and there is some great information out there, but I felt that some significant items were missing from each. Keep in mind that I am not an attorney and that attorneys are best consulted in the interpretation of the law. Laws change over time, so it's best to check the links for the most current law when the law is cited.

Tips Before Starting a Search

I am not an attorney, not providing legal advice, laws listed can change over time, & it's best to consult an attorney regarding any legal matters below for anything not provided in quotes from government sources.

Get familiar with state & local law.

Be familiar with fair housing law in the US & exceptions.

Be familiar with fair housing law in your state (VA in my case) & exceptions.

Know who you're looking for in advance.

Other Tips Mid Search

Be safe with your roommate selection.

Be safe with your property selection.

Advertise online & look online for options.

Interview & Finalizing Tips

Meet in person, & if possible, spend some time together.

With whatever roommate you choose, do your due diligence.

Get an agreement in writing.

You'll often find the ability to search by radius around an area instead of just within certain cities/counties.


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