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The Roommate Etiquette Guidelines Everyone Should Live By

We all strive to be the best roommate we can be, right? If you’re anything like us, you’ve come across your fair share of crazy roommates and people that just can’t seem to grasp the idea of a shared bathroom (clean up after yourselves, guys!)  While there’s no Roommate Handbook (as far we know), there […]

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Is It Legal To Sublet My Room In NYC?

Heading overseas for a brief period of time or just living with a smelly roommate and need a break? You may want to explore subletting options to help cover your part of the rent while you’re gone, and ensure your room is still intact when you return. It’s important to remember that there are terms […]

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What Happens If One Roommate Breaks The Lease?

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. And we’re not talking about missing your weekly video call with the grandparents because you were watching reruns of your favorite TV show – again. We’re talking about your roommate not holding up their side of the bargain. It happens. You could be fighting with your roommate, they could […]

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Can I Get An Apartment In NYC Without A Job?

The New York property rental market can be cut-throat. With the city having famously high rent and living expenses, finding an affordable apartment can be a huge challenge in itself. So, what happens if you don’t have a job? Is it impossible for the unemployed to find an apartment in NYC? The good news is […]

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Can I Leave My House In The NYC Lockdown?

All over the world, people are isolating at home and only heading outside for the essentials. All over the world, people are confused about what “essentials” actually means. With so many new rules suddenly governing how we live – how do you know if you’re breaking the law by doing something you’ve always done, like […]

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Help, My Roommate Is Crazy. What Do I Do?

Roomi is on a mission to arm New Yorkers from crazy roommates – we’ve got the online tools and guides on how to find a roommate! But what if it’s too late? What if you’ve already found yourself sharing a space with someone who seems a little bit – or a whole lot – crazy?! […]

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My Roommate Hates My Friends–What Can I Do?

We laughed when Jill Morrison played the Crying Girl in Mean Girls and shared her dream with the hall of angry teenagers; “ I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school… I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be […]

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Use These Texts To Resolve The Most Common Roommate Conflicts

All you want is to find a good roommate in NYC! It’s not too much to ask, right? We don’t think so. In fact, at Roomi, we’ve been matching New Yorkers with their dream place for years now, and we’ve seen a whole load of success stories.  But, what if you and your roommate skipping […]

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Help! I’m Fighting With My Roommate – What To Do Next

Fighting with your roommate can feel just as bad as fighting with your significant other, your best friend or your mom. When you’re living with someone – day-in, day-out – and you could cut the tension with a blunt knife, it can really get you down. Often, you can avoid common roommate arguments by making […]

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OMG My Roommate Smells! – Here’s What You Can Do

“He stinks. So bad. Not even just your standard BO. But recently whenever he’s within 5 feet of us (which is frequently since he sometimes comes in our room to hang out and socialize) it smells like he rolled around in his own excrement. I know he only does laundry bare minimum once every other […]