5 Types of Roommates and How to Handle Them

The Rental Girl reveals the secrets to successfully share space.

Dealing with a difficult roommate? Try these solutions from The Rental Girl, a boutique rental agency based in Los Angeles.

One day, you wake up and do the math. To afford the better things in life — a nice apartment, travel, luxury car, Prada — you need to split your living costs with a roommate.

Maybe you're one of the lucky ones with a "ghost" roommate lined up — someone who travels a lot, spends a lifetime at their significant other's place or is basically never home. Some roommates can become great friends and improve our social life. Others can scar us for life. Ideally, you'll take the time to choose a roommate wisely.

But no matter how diligently you screen a potential roommate, you still may end up with a lemon. For those of you who are currently experiencing an undesirable roommate situation, The Rental Girl — a boutique rental agency based in Los Angeles — offers some tips on how to deal. 

TYPE 1: The Inconsiderate Roommate >>
TYPE 2: The Taker >>
TYPE 3: The Hold and Explode Roommate >>
TYPE 4: The Irresponsible Roommate >>
TYPE 5: The Entitled Roommate >>

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