Living arrangements change all the time, for a variety of reasons. If your roommate moves out, it can be hard to know what to do next. After spending some time living with someone else, it can be hard to adjust to either living alone or selecting a new roommate. If you follow the four steps below, you can begin to adjust to your roommate living elsewhere, and figure out what steps to take next.
Settle Any Debts With Your Roommate
If you haven’t already kept track of your shared expenses, you can use a few financial apps to help determine how to split your costs. Even if your roommate is moving out early, they will probably owe some expenses. If you haven’t already settled your equal payments for things like furniture, security deposits, or your last utilities or rent bill, make sure those are resolved.
Talk to The Apartment Manager
If your name and your roommate’s name are both on the lease, speak with your landlord or apartment manager right away regarding the change. Updating your lease is often as simple as filling out a form, but you are required to complete the form, not the apartment manager.
Help Your Roommate Pack
You can be a good friend and ex-roommate by helping your roommate move out and pack up their things. Packing is a significant undertaking, and having help not only makes it easier and faster but a little less sad. If you aren’t on good terms with your roommate, perhaps you should still be around with packing just to make sure nothing goes awry.
Consider Your Wants and Needs
After your roommate moves out, you have a chance to consider what to do next. If you enjoy sharing an apartment with another person, or you need someone else to share the rent payment with, you should begin your search for a roommate right away. However, if you think you might enjoy living alone for a while and can afford it, you can take some time to see if you want to keep it that way. You could even evaluate the apartment and convert the second bedroom into an office or guest bedroom. You could also decide to move out into a one-bedroom apartment. Now is the time to explore all of your options.
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