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Is It Legal To Sublet My Room In NYC?

Heading overseas for a brief period of time or just living with a smelly roommate and need a break? You may want to explore subletting options to help cover your part of the rent while you’re gone, and ensure your room is still intact when you return. It’s important to remember that there are terms […]

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What Happens If One Roommate Breaks The Lease?

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. And we’re not talking about missing your weekly video call with the grandparents because you were watching reruns of your favorite TV show – again. We’re talking about your roommate not holding up their side of the bargain. It happens. You could be fighting with your roommate, they could […]

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Help, My Roommate Is Crazy. What Do I Do?

Roomi is on a mission to arm New Yorkers from crazy roommates – we’ve got the online tools and guides on how to find a roommate! But what if it’s too late? What if you’ve already found yourself sharing a space with someone who seems a little bit – or a whole lot – crazy?! […]

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My Roommate Hates My Friends–What Can I Do?

We laughed when Jill Morrison played the Crying Girl in Mean Girls and shared her dream with the hall of angry teenagers; “ I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school… I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be […]

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Use These Texts To Resolve The Most Common Roommate Conflicts

All you want is to find a good roommate in NYC! It’s not too much to ask, right? We don’t think so. In fact, at Roomi, we’ve been matching New Yorkers with their dream place for years now, and we’ve seen a whole load of success stories.  But, what if you and your roommate skipping […]

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Help! I’m Fighting With My Roommate – What To Do Next

Fighting with your roommate can feel just as bad as fighting with your significant other, your best friend or your mom. When you’re living with someone – day-in, day-out – and you could cut the tension with a blunt knife, it can really get you down. Often, you can avoid common roommate arguments by making […]

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OMG My Roommate Smells! – Here’s What You Can Do

“He stinks. So bad. Not even just your standard BO. But recently whenever he’s within 5 feet of us (which is frequently since he sometimes comes in our room to hang out and socialize) it smells like he rolled around in his own excrement. I know he only does laundry bare minimum once every other […]

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How To Prevent Coronavirus In NYC When Living With Roommates

2020 has already hit us with challenge after challenge, and now it’s throwing the viral outbreak, coronavirus at us. You’ve heard the scaremongering in the media and across the web. Stay indoors! Stock up on toilet paper! Don’t breathe near another human being! The reality is a lot less terrifying. Coronavirus isn’t a “pandemic” (defined […]

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What To Do If My Roommate Steals From Me

Sharing your living space with someone that isn’t your family, close friend or significant other can feel risky – especially if you don’t know him/her very well before you sign the lease! Will they leave dirty dishes all over the kitchen? Will they replace the toilet roll as often as you? What if they leave […]

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My Roommate Ate My Food – Here’s What You Can Say To Turn It Around

“I live with two roommates and we all got our flaws we have to cope with. One of them just happens to get in the way of the small joy that is my food. He ate my frozen pizza. We had a little talk. He ate my pudding. We had another talk. He ate some […]