Would you qualify for this rental flat with bizarrely specific flatmate rules?
This flatmate-seeker wants somebody who will abide by a cleaning rota and not laugh after 11pm.
Anybody who has tried to find shared accommodation with strangers will have hellish or hilarious stories to tell, but this listing for a flatmate takes the cake.
The resident details the requirements necessary for harmonious living, and they’re… extensive.
The flatmate-searcher said: “I had a couple of bad flatmates this year and I don’t want to waste your time and mine if you can’t commit to certain things that are very important to me.”
anyone looking for a flatshare? pic.twitter.com/SChTq0Jj3h— rx (@rxdazn) November 23, 2018
The list starts simply enough with staying quiet and keeping guests to a minimum, then states flatmates aren’t allowed to laugh “out loud after 11pm” or use the toilet “15 times a day”.
It said: “If you spend all your free time hanging around the house, streaming TV shows and talking on the phone for hours, we’re not gonna like each other.
“When I’m not working in my part-time job, my life revolves around my laptop when I work at home because I’m a very busy person. But I don’t want my new flatmate to assume that just because I spend so much time here, it’s OK for them to do the same.”
The list of strange flatmate requirements reached almost 8,000 likes on Twitter.
Can I bring my harmonica if I play it quietly?— Spencer Moody (@SpenceMoody) November 24, 2018
Flatmate: I'm quite easy going.— Tits McGee (@Scientits) November 24, 2018
Also flatmate: *writes 12-point essay about rules and expectations of the flat* https://t.co/80NlXTyFN9
However, some completely agreed with the poster, explaining that they thought the list was very reasonable.
This all sounds totally reasonable, which is why I live alone.— hella tidy (@sarahgayle695) November 23, 2018
I had flatmates who did ALL of that, which is why I find this totally reasonable.— zoe (@zoe_k9000) November 25, 2018
The mystery housemate was not identified in the post, and it is unknown whether they found somebody to fit their requirements.
As for the person who enquired after the flat, Rx said: “The person who wanted to have a visit just gave up on it.”