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Photo: goodluz (Shutterstock) You and your future roommates have successfully found a new apartment. Congrats! Now, the hard part: Who gets which room? And how will that impact how you split the rent? No one loves talking about money with their friends, but the rent conversation is an important bullet to bite. You don’t want to assume you’ll split rent evenly, only for the person who gets the tiny room with no windows to wind up with a raw deal. Here’s your guide to figuring out how to split rent fairly when some rooms are clearly worth more than others. Use a bidding system There’s no one right way to determine what different rooms are worth to different people. Sure, you can figure out the bedroom square footage and set rent from there—but the value of a room isn’t always so cut-and-dried. How do you account for sunlight, bathroom access, closet space, and all the other factors that impact how much one person is willing to pay for those things? A bidding system is the solution to figuring out how much different renters are willing to pay for their room of choice. This Reddit thread features a few examples of how bidding on rooms might play out. One approach might be to divide the rent into equal parts initially, and from there, everyone bids in $10 increments until they reach the limit of what they believe that room is worth. Our tip is to keep the bidding under control, […]