How can I improve a bad roommate dynamic?

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While living in the apartments in Gainesville, it is extremely likely that you will room with other people. Whether you knew your roommate before you moved in or had one assigned to you, it isn't uncommon to be stuck in a bad situation. Sometimes the people you live with just don't live well with you. It can be frustrating, but there are some things you can do to make the situation better.

The first step is the most obvious, and that is to talk to your roommate. If there is aggressive tension between the two of you, it is necessary to address it in a calm and sophisticated way. Talk to your roommate about your issues and see if there is room for compromise. Taking a simple action like this will not only allow you to probably solve the issues you're having, but also set yourself up to solve any future issues you both may have. This should always be the first course of action, whether it's with your current roommate or any roommate you may have in your future Gainesville apartments.

If the issue cannot be solved by talking, then further action can be taken. One possibility is a room transfer, either for you or your roommate. Talk to the managers of your apartment complex and see if some kind of arrangement can be made. It is up to the discretion of the manager however, and may not be possible. If the manager approves and there are open Gainesville apartments within the complex, you might just get lucky. It should also be noted that there might be a transfer fee.

Really the last resort you can go to is subleasing. You should really only sublease if you cannot transfer and are willing to leave the apartment complex. When it comes to subleasing, you can find someone on your own or get the management office to help you. If you choose to do it yourself, Craigslist and Facebook are great for finding possible subleasing candidates for apartments in Gainesville. You can also choose to have the person pay you the rent directly; however, you will still be legally tied to the apartment. If you choose to go through the management office and find someone, you should be able to sign the lease over. You should keep in mind, however, that there is likely to be a subleasing fee.

Overall the best way to improve a bad roommate dynamic is by not having one. Know exactly what type of roommate you are looking for. You need to be confident that the person who you will be living with can fit in with your lifestyle. Signing a lease is a legal commitment, and should not be taken lightly. If the person you move in with isn't who you thought they were or if your roommate matching goes horrible wrong, then proceed with caution. Talking is always the best answer to a bad relationship; as it is a much better solution than moving during the semester. Moving twice between two different apartments in Gainesville is not fun, especially when it's within a few weeks of each other.

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