Weekly Poll: American Apartment Horror Story

Apartment living is not always easy, from dealing with roommates to management and maintenance.

Having a difficult roommate can cause students’ grades to drop, according to a 2012 story from the Huffington Post. Some characteristics of a bad roommate include not cleaning, hogging space and resources and not respecting each other, according to HelloGiggles.

Outside of your immediate home, apartment maintenance and management can also be stressful to deal with. According to J Turner Research, some top complaints about apartment complexes include lack of communication between management and residents, concerns of security and lack of upgraded amenities.

Have you experienced any of these at your apartment? Let us know in our poll, where you can even add your own response.

About Sarah Self-Walbrick

Graduate Executive Director — Mass Communication Graduate Student, Class of 2017
Sarah, a Lubbock native, has two bachelor of art degrees in electronic media and communication and journalism, and is pursuing a master's in mass communications. She loves Texas, her husband and dog, and good storytelling.

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