Student flat problems? Here's our guide


Student flat problems are far more common than you think. In this article, we’ll highlight some common issues that arise when sharing a flat.

So, let’s look at some of the most common student flat problems:

Flatmate conflict


One of the most common issues students face is roommate conflict. If you’re not compatible with your roommates, it can make for a very stressful living situation. Avoid this by doing your research ahead of time and carefully choosing who you’ll be living with.



Another common problem is noise level. If you live in an apartment with thin walls, chances are you’ll be able to hear your neighbours quite clearly. This can be frustrating, especially if you’re trying to study or sleep. To avoid this, try to find an apartment in a building that has good sound insulation.

Maintenance issues


Yet another complaint students often have is maintenance issues. If something breaks in your apartment, it can take forever to get it fixed by the landlord or property management company. To avoid this, try to find an apartment that’s well-maintained and in good condition.

Utility Bills


Sharing utility bills can be a time-consuming task, as well as requiring teamwork. 

Unfortunately bills are one of the most common student flat share problems. 

These are some common student flat share problems


Sharing a flat requires teamwork and mutual respect. 

It’s very helpful to set clear boundaries from the beginning as well as knowing who you will live with before sharing a flat. 

Helpful Resources

StudyFlats Student Housing Guide 

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