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17 things you won’t miss about renting with friends

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1. The reality that you pay for the Netflix account, but you’ll never get to choose the TV shows.

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2. Bins overfilling. As in, 'I'm not shirking, I just didn't empty it because it wasn't full.'

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3. The 'that’s my milk' diplomatic incident. In every shared flat, there are two kinds of people: those who buy milk for everyone, and 'The Labellers'.

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4. Washing up left in the sink. IT’S NOT A DISHWASHER.

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5. The whole 'It’s just a bowl' … 'Just your bowl, and spoon, and mug, and …' conversation.

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6. Alarms set at 6am. On a Sunday.

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7. Seeking explicit permission from the landlord to repaint the ‘feature wall’.

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8. Deposit negotiations when you move out.

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9. Your flatmate who just loves that Avicii song so much they’ll just have it play it again.

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10. The compete impossibility for the TV to not be showing Simpsons repeats.

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11. The flatmate who clearly thinks her bedroom walls are a lot thicker than they are.

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12. Strays. As in, ‘But the cat really likes coming in - I don’t think she’s looked after properly’.

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13. The moment when your visiting friend does that unsubtle look that can only mean ‘so that’s the flatmate you’ve got a crush on'.

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14. The need for four people to all agree on a new flatmate or else you all have a problem.

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15. Phone bills with highlighter pen on them - but no one claiming the 25-minute call to New Zealand.

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16. The ‘who gets the small room’ debate.

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17. Paying rent.

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