As important as it is to choose compatible roommates, it’s important to be a respectful roommate yourself. Just taking responsibility for respecting others you live with can go a long way in creating a comfortable living environment. To help you with knowing what it means to be a respectful roommate, here are some basic rights that you and each of your roommates have when living together.
The right to:
- Read and study undisturbed in your own room.
- Sleep without interference from roommates or guests.
- Have your personal property respected.
- Have a clean living environment.
- Have personal privacy.
- Have guests visit as long as they respect the rights of other tenants.
- Be free from fear of physical or emotional harm.
- Have payment procedures for shared bills honored.