Dealing with the rise of house sharing & splitting expenses

Even though it’s been rough sailing lately, Australian population growth in the capital cities is in overdrive, and the property has just kept ticking upwards. In turn, there has been a massive increase in people turning to house sharing.

Traditionally when people think of house sharing, the default thought is people in their 20s and 30s. But there has been a tremendous rise in the number of people in almost every demographic, age and income bracket. Reasons vary; some are saving for house deposits of their own, others it’s lifestyle reasons, and some just like the company.

Modern problems require modern solutions, and in our sleuthing, we came across an excellent Australian crew working to solve one of the problems with house sharing. Easyshare is a payment app where you can collect everyone’s share of the rent and bills and make payments on your behalf. For the housemates who drop the old “I’m getting paid on Thursday,” you can add IOUs that will get you paid back without all the mental notes and passive-aggressive post-it notes.

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