Housemate Communication and Conflict Resolution

Two roommates sitting outside on stairs looking at a tablet.

You can reduce the chance of housemate disputes by laying out simple ground rules early on and communicating regularly. Ideally, these things would happen when you first move in, but it’s never too late to establish better communication and clearer expectations that will help your household run more smoothly.

All housemates have conflicts from time to time. Whether you have a disagreement about bills, visitors, chores, noise, or something else, know that you are not alone. We recommend trying to work out disagreements within your household first if possible, but if communication breaks down, don’t hesitate to reach out for extra support.

Last modified: Apr 03, 2024