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Is Coliving Safe?

December 6, 2023

If you are starting out on your career path or just looking to save money; working and living in a major city like Los Angeles, you will probably struggle to find affordable housing. If you do find housing that meet your needs, it will most likely be unaffordable. There is the rent, utilities, internet often parking fees. Add to that your other bills such as car payments, insurance, college loans, you may not be able to survive. So one answer to this problem is Co-living.

Coliving Has Its Benefits And Safety Is One

If you are not that familiar with co-living, coliving is a space anywhere in the world where several like minded people live as they build a sense of community and develop networks. Most come equipped with fully furnished community kitchen, living spaces with private bedrooms and baths. Coliving provides such benefits as:

  • Leasing Options.

  • Utilities Included

  • Cleaning Services

  • Basic Supplies

  • Community Events

  • Safety technology

The sad reality is that most major cities are not always safe. Most Co-living spaces are managed and serviced to be safe. The last thing a co-living company needs is to have a reputation for not being a safe place to live. Many co-living spaces utilize modern technology such as biometrics or mobile phone apps to keep you safe. Many spaces often offer a 24/7 concierge service with security to keep you safe.

Co-living Safety: What To Look For When Choosing A Coliving Space

Co-living spaces are a fairly new concept and many people are intrigued but are a bit wary. Like many new concepts, for example AirBnb, there is this hesitancy until it becomes more known and acceptable. It is completely natural to have concerns about your safety and that you are not being scammed when looking for affordable housing. Every Co-living space is different so do your homework first and you should be fine.

How To Learn About The Safety Of A Potential Coliving Space

First, look up each company’s website to make sure they are a legitimate business. If you call them they should be able to answer any questions without hesitation. Check with the Better Business Bureau. When you go to see the property do not let the agent pressure you to sign right away. Determine what your needs are. Do you need a gym, pool, or library? Does each bedroom have a private bath? Talk to the current residents and find out what their interests are and how they feel about co-living. Ask them about the security measures. Some other things that you need to do: 

  • Read the reviews

  • Read the lease thoroughly

  • Assess the space, two bunk beds is not a private room.

  • What is included in your rental agreement? Ex: is the gym extra or included.

At LivingQ, we pride ourselves on providing you with unique innovations along with the right mix of community and privacy in the comfort of your home. You can enjoy all the comforts and benefits of shared living in safety. Contact us today and see how we can help you enjoy coliving at its finest.