Top tips to consider when renting shared accommodation in Newcastle

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Renting shared accommodation in Newcastle can be a great experience and this page includes a few helpful tips. 

Choosing the right housemate... 

House sharing can be great fun but it all depends on choosing the right housemates beforehand. You may be in a hurry to find a new housemate, but that's no reason to say 'yes' to the first person you find.

Bills and utilities…

If bills are not included in your rent, then you are responsible for paying them. We would recommend that on the day you move in, make sure you take readings from the gas and electricity meter and tell both your landlord and suppliers the readings. If you don't do this, you could end up footing the bill for the previous tenants!

If only one person's name appears on the bills, remember that person will be liable to pay them. Make sure you're not the only one named on the bills.


It's always best to write up a rota when living in shared accommodation in Newcastle. That way everyone knows their responsibilities and no-one ends up feeling like they're constantly cleaning the toilets six times in a row.

When renting shared accommodation in Newcastle to save arguments we would recommend making a kitty with everyone paying a monthly contribution towards the house to cover all household necessities including cleaning equipment, loo roll and general items that everyone in the house uses.

For more information on renting shared accommodation in Newcastle

To find out more information on renting shared accommodation in Newcastle why not get in touch? Here at Walton Robinson we are a Newcastle based property agents offering a professional and reliable service.

Pop into our office located in the heart of Newcastle city centre to discover how we can help in your search for renting shared accommodation in Newcastle. Alternatively why not give us a call on 0191 243 1000.

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