Steps to a Successful HomeShare


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1

Begin with detailed interviews regarding your lifestyle and housing needs.

You can ask about everything from pets and hobbies, to food allergies, sleeping habits, music loudness, storage, visitors, parking and more.

Homeowner: Download this sample Homeowners Interview of a Home Seeker Dec 21 2020

Homeseeker: Download this sample Homeseekers interview of a Homeowner 12 23 2020

Both homeowners and homeseekers - Keys to Successful Interviewing December 21 2020

2

Consider background checks.

Background checks can include criminal history, eviction history, National Sexual Assault Registry, driving record, and income verification. It depends on what you choose to investigate. For help understanding what is covered and how to obtain a background check click here.

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3

We recommend checking four (4) references.

These references may include previous landlords, neighbors, employers, friends or clergy but not family.

Download sample questions to ask of a reference

Reference Questions about the Homeowner

Reference Questions about the Homeseeker

4

Meet and greet

Consider meeting at a convenient and safe spot in town as a first get to know you.

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5

Meet at the house and review the potential arrangement.

Bring pets, think about the shared spaces and consider the details. Consider a trial of living together for a few days to a week without promises.

6

Living Together Agreement

Review your expectations and agreements. Trust is everything.

Download a sample Living Together Agreement, Sample Living Together Agreement and Exit Plan Dec 21 2020

and the New Hampshire laws pertaining to Homeshare arrangements.

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