How to choose the best co-living rental

 

You’ve done your research and know a thing or two about co-living and living with a community.  Now it’s time to choose one.

 

Here’s 7 tips to help you decide:

 

1. Location

When you’re looking for the right co-living spot, there are a couple of obvious leanings.  Location and accessibility are two key factors for all homes, but with co-living spaces, you will want to look for shops,  social spots and uni’s in walking distance, leisure spots in close distance, like parks and the eco-system as a whole.

 

 

2. Privacy

The little ‘unknown’ in co-living spaces is the privacy you have in your own apartment.  Unless you choose to, this space is 100% yours and yours alone.  It’s good to find out what other spaces are offered for private meetings, gatherings, relaxation or work and those that are in close walking distance too.

 

3. Community 

Co-living is about living within shared community spaces, and so it would help to find out about the people and the culture at the property you are interested in. Ask about the criteria for sign ups and chat to the property hosts in person about the culture, mood, communal happenings and rules.  This will give you a good sense of the types of tenants attracted and community vibe. You should also jump onto a tour and do a little ‘home discovery’ before you press play.  It will tell you all you need to know.

 

4. Shared values 

Look for a community with shared values that align with yours.  Looking into the all important house rules will give you a good sense of how connections work inside these spaces and where the values truly reside. 

 

5. Quality

 

Many new communities are built on a new way of living without sacrificing the quality you would expect from world-class city living and an experience. It is possible to find a designer home, with quality fittings, functional furnishings and  a community that balances all this with a modern outlook and attitude.  Take a tour to test drive a property or book a short stay to experience it first. 

 

6. The all important perks

 

One of the benefits of co-living are without a doubt, the live-in perks.  Besides a built in network and friend base, you should have a property host along with free events and happenings you can attend.  Some properties offer free tea, coffee and drinks on certain days or occasions. Some offer free wifi and apps.  Some offer discounts bike rentals, adventure sports, transport and much more. It’s worth looking into what’s in it for you! 

 

7. The little things

The beauty of finding your perfect co-living arrangement may be a combination or all of the above, but reading between the lines may lead you to your decision.  Co-living should be about living lighter. Look for the basics like a single rent payment with all your bills covered.  Look for hassle free rent payments. Look for flexible leases.  Look for property and apartment features, how maintenance works and the facilities as a whole. Look at the experience of the hosts and how friendly they are.  Look at the philosophy and history of a property. First impressions matter! 

 

Finding a home and community that suits your needs can be tricky but ask questionsand keep these basics in mind will get you there sooner. 

 

At UKO we have a wide range of modern facilities, on-site community hosts and ready-made communities. Why dont you pop by to take a look?

 

You can book a tour for any one of our highly sought-after apartments at any time. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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