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Questions you can ask at the roommate interview

General information

Why are you looking for a roommate?
What do you normally do on the weekdays?
How do you earn your money?
Do you smoke?
For how long are you planning on staying in the room?
Do you avoid conflicts?
How much do you pay in rent now?
Which furniture are you planning on bringing?
Do you know someone who can help you move?

Being a roommate

How is your relationship to your earlier roommate? Are you still good friends?
Why are you not living with your earlier roommate anymore?
Do you expect us to be best friends?
What do you appreciate in a roommate?

Everyday life and habits

How are your sleep habits? Do you normally go to bed early or very late?
We only have one bathroom in the apartment, so how long time do you use in the bathroom every morning?
What do you do when you want to have fun?
What do you do if you want to relax?
When do you normally go to school or work?
How much time do you spend outside the house?
Do you prefer the apartment to be very warm, or maybe a bit more chill?


Are you very interested in furnishing? If yes, what kind of style do your prefer?
Do you watch a lot of TV? What kind of TV - Some TV series or movies in particular?
Do you do a lot of sport?
Do you have a hobby?

Party habits and visits

Do you often have friends over?
Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend you visit a lot of maybe will invite over a lot?
Do you often go out and come home late?
Do you often have parties and visits from friends before you go out?

Duties (Cleaning, washing of clothes, dishes etc.)

How should we split the duties between us?
Is it very important for you that the apartment is 100% clean all the time?
It is very important for you that there are the no dirty dishes in the sink all the time?
Shall we help each other washing the clothes or should it be separated completely?


How often do you cook yourself?
Are you allergic?
What kind of food do you like to cook?
Are you very concerned about healthy food/living?

Shared stuff and budget

How do you think the household expenses should be divided between us?
Would you like us to share the expenses to food as well?
If we choose to buy our own food can we lend food from each other from time to time if we really need it?
How do you feel about sharing other stuffs in the apartment? Like DVD’s, kitchen equipment etc.?

Loudness level

Do you often listen to loud music?
Are you the type who needs quite surroundings or are you okay with noises and people around you?
Should we write some of these things down we have agreed on today?

Updated on: 27/03/2020