1. There will always be at least one person who doesn’t know how to tidy up after themselves. Which means the rest of the house will revolt, there will be blood, so make sure it isn’t you in the line of fire.
  2. Bugs are literally everywhere, and your landlord probably won’t care. So you’re gonna have to invest in a LOT of salt and make your house look like an episode of Supernatural to keep the slugs at bay. As well as investing in a few cans of bug killer.
  3. The furniture that’s already there probably hasn’t been cleaned in years, so get cleaning!
  4. There will be damp. Even if you can’t see it, it’s there. Watching you, waiting.
  5. Your neighbours already hate you. Let’s face facts, they have probably had to deal with students living next door for years, so another 5 or 6 is the last thing they want. Expect glares and angry letters.
  6. There is always one person who works absurd hours/parties till like 5am. So you will be woken up consistently.
  7. The milk runs out REALLY fast. There will always be issues around tea ingredients, you’re all doomed.
  8. Petty arguments are completely normal. Whether it’s about who bought toilet roll last, or genuinely about nothing because you’re all hungover – expect at least one argument a week.
  9. You will probably NEVER live with most these people ever again. Gone are the days of excitedly arranging to live with each other in the second year. Now you just want to get away from most of them as soon as possible.
  10. Your landlord will try and screw you over. They may seem like a complete lad when you meet them for a drink to sign the tenancy agreement, but literally all they want is your money. They don’t care that your roommate is a slug or that your room is constantly damp. Tread carefully! 

Published by Daisy Cooper