After spending the first year in halls many students chose to rent a house from a private landlord to share with friends. Living with friends in a shared house can be fun, affordable and one of the great aspects of student life. When choosing who to live with it goes without saying that you should choose wisely. Not only will you be sharing a kitchen, bathroom and living area with these people, but you will be sharing the responsibility of a yearlong contract with the landlord. It is worth taking your time to get to know your new friends before deciding who to share a house with.