“No phone calls for hours or watch TV series”: bizarre house rules

A woman in London who is looking for a roommate for her flat at Finsbury Park. But who wants to be sure that she does find the right person this time who fits her. And her other roommate, has drawn up a huge list of rules the roommate in question has to meet.

For example, the housemate in question may not be home between nine o’clock in the morning and five o’clock in the afternoon. Because then the woman who drew up the rules works at home. And then she does not tolerate that. “But if you have a regular job, this is not a problem. So, students do not come in here”, it sounds.

Also, the new housemate is expected to “do something interesting with her life and have a social life. So, that you are not constantly at home in your free time”.

Silence and peace

If the roommate is at home, he or she may not phone or skype for hours in his or her room, because that disturbs the others. “You may think that you are quiet, but that is not the case. The same applies to binge-watching TV series in your room. This is only possible if you set up a headset”, it sounds bit.

Bringing friends or guests home is not necessarily something that the woman is waiting for. “The house is for us, your housemates. There are trillions of places in London where you can socialize, so do it not at home.” Any friends or girlfriends are welcome: “they are not supposed to sleep three or four nights a week or more, then we are with too many people in the house”, it sounds strict.

“No social house”

The future roommate also needs to know that this is “not a social home”. “We do not keep parties and almost never cook together. This is mainly because everyone has busy schedules. Still, I expect you to be polite and friendly towards your roommates.”

Furthermore, the new roommate is expected to get a little better in the morning. Not keep the bathroom occupied for hours and “leave soon after getting up”. An active morning person will only be tolerated if he or she is very quiet at the break of the day. So that he or she does not wake up the whole house.

Kitchen use

With the preparation of the breakfast must be waited until 8:30 in the morning. And even after 11 o’clock in the evening no more cooking is allowed. “And if you’re someone who only eats canned beans and lentils with beer, then this is not the right house for you. I’m looking for someone who is a little more sophisticated.”

Yet people who like to cook or bake or to go out in the kitchen are also not welcome after work: “I do not like people who spend a lot of time cooking after work. Or taking up the whole kitchen at the weekend. If you only eat hot meals because you do not know how to prepare a sandwich. And spend hours in the kitchen, then you are at the wrong address. Your housemates like to cook something quickly after work and do not want to wait for you for hours.”

Toilet visits also limited

The woman is also strict about the shared cleaning routine. “You clean the kitchen, bathroom or floor every week. It is possible that this is not possible once, that we can then arrange together. But it is the intention that you do your duties. I will not tolerate it if you do not care about the rules: they are not there for nothing. This is not a student house or hotel and I expect respect.”

Although nature does not allow itself to be forced, toilet visits are also subject to strict rules: “if you know that you have to go to the toilet every fifteen minutes, or go fifteen times a day, this is not the place for you.” Lange bathroom visits are also not tolerated, certainly not in the morning. “You cannot expect people to get up early to be ahead of you in the bathroom, so you can restrain yourself for half an hour or more.”

Finally, the woman states that alcohol is moderately tolerated in the house at Finsbury Park in London. “But I do not want to see anyone under the influence and no crazy things in the house. But a wine or a beer in its time is best, after all we are all adults.”

“Live and let live”

Ironically, the woman writes at the end of her ‘tirade’ that she lives according to the motto ‘to live and let live’. “I just want these things to be clear from the start. I understand that we as household members always have to tolerate things from each other. But if you already respect these rules, we will be able to live together in a nice way. If this appeals to you, you can let me know when you want to come by for a viewing.”

mirror.co.uk, news.com.au
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