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!
Razhie answered Sunday June 5 2011, 1:18 pm: 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. [ Razhie's advice column | Ask Razhie A Question ]
hitler_the_goat answered Sunday June 5 2011, 3:29 am: here is how real men decide who gets what room:
NinjaNeer answered Sunday June 5 2011, 2:26 am: 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.
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