Doctors, nurses and those in the medical profession are the most appealing housemates, with the number one reason to find a fellow renter annoying found to be about washing up.
A new study showed medics come top in a list of professions renters consider to be good to live with, after 20% of those surveyed said they would make the best housemates.
Plumbers, teachers and lawyers are also a popular choice to live with, with research finding that nearly half of Londoners identify those with skills that can be shared as ideal potential housemates.
When given the choice, 45% of Londoners would like to live with someone ‘hands on’ who could take on DIY work around the house, while just over a quarter (26%) want to live with a legal professional to help manage rental contracts and dealings with landlords.
A further quarter (25%) of London renters value culinary ability and would prize living with a chef.
Aline Bludau, 24, has been flat-sharing for five years and currently lives with a theatre worker, a cleaner, a marketer and an actress.
When asked about her flat-share experiences, she said: "I live with people that work in a variety of different professions but I have actually never chosen to live, or not live, with someone because of their job.
"When it comes down to it, someone’s profession is only really important if it negatively affects others – any arguments I may have had with a housemate have been due to personality and behaviours, not profession."
Most appealing housemates in London by profession
|1||Medical professional (20%)|
|3||IT/tech worker (9%)|
|4||Legal professional (6%)|
Personality and characteristics more important, says Weroom
However, it wasn't people's jobs that seemed to interfere into a happy home.
Half of Londoners (50%) argue with those that they live with on a weekly basis over personal habits like playing loud music late at night, being messy and not replacing communal items.
Over two thirds of Londoners argue about household cleaning and hygiene issues, and one in 10 bicker about housemates taking too long in the bathroom or hogging the TV.
A third of arguments are caused by dirty dishes being left unwashed.
Top 10 most annoying housemates habits
|1||Not doing washing up|
|2||Not following cleaning rota|
|3||Bring noisy late at night|
|4||Not paying bills on time|
|5||Hogging the TV|
|6||Using up all the hot water|
|7||Spending ages in the bathroom|
|8||Playing music loudly at night|
|9||Using other housemate’s belongings|
|10||Disagreeing over how much rent to pay|
On the findings, CEO of Weroom Thomas Villeneuve said: " At Weroom we know a thing or two about matching housemates together, so we were really interested to see that Londoners believe the perfect flatshare would consist of a doctor, plumber, IT technician and teacher.
"A flatshare like this could achieve great things on paper, but when it comes down to it, it would be the personal behaviours and traits of each person that would really make the home truly harmonious.
"I’m sure that if one member of the household had antisocial habits, their profession would not be relevant."