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How do roommates decide who gets which bedroom?

Question Posted Saturday June 4 2011, 6:34 pm

I'm asking this question for my friend. He is 20 years old.

His roommate (also 20) and him are re-locating to a new apartment and can't decide who gets which bedroom. Each bedroom is the same size. The only difference is that one has an attached bathroom. The room without the attached bathroom has one literally five feet away, outside of the room.

Of course, they both want the room with the attached bathroom.

My friend actively went apartment searching and found the place while the other casually looked for places online. Do you think my friend deserves to get the room of his choice since he found the place? Should he pay more money for this room? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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dearcandore answered Friday June 10 2011, 8:48 pm:
If the bathroom is a private bathroom (meaning its not shared by the rest of the apartment) then the person who gets that bedroom pays a slightly larger amount of the rent. That amount can be worked out between the parties. Easy-peesy.

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crazycrazycrazy answered Friday June 10 2011, 6:15 pm:
Well I say that you should do the old rock paper skizors. Do a 2 out of 3 with no hard feelings inless one of them is a girl then she todally needs the attached bathroom

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Razhie answered Sunday June 5 2011, 9:18 am:
Whoever takes the bathroom should pay slightly more rent. This is not a 'Finders Keepers' situation. The attatched bathroom makes that room the 'master bedroom'. It's normal for the person in the master to pay slightly more rent.

If your friend wants it, he should offer to pay slightly more. Depending on the overall rent, I'd say the private bathroom is worth between $30 and $50 a month - if the apartment is really cheep that might be lower.

Arguably, this person is his friend, so he shouldn't pull childish nonsense like "I deserve it!" or "I found it." These boys are twenty, not twelve.

If they are both willing to pay more for the bathroom. Then they should flip a coin. If one of them can't live with the outcome of a coin toss - then they aren't a good match as roommates.

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hitler_the_goat answered Saturday June 4 2011, 11:29 pm:
here is how real men decide who gets what room:

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NinjaNeer answered Saturday June 4 2011, 10:26 pm:
In a house that I rented with some guys, we split it up by dollar amount. The price was split 5 ways, and the guy with the biggest bedroom paid 50 a month more than the rest of us. We drew names to figure out who got it.

If your friend claims the special room just because he found it, don't expect the other guy to hang around for another year! It's worth it to play fair and square.

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