Questions about shared accommodation Questions about sharing a flat Can I apply for a shared flat with someone I know? Yes, providing they also work in the book trade we’re very happy to have applications from people who would like to have a bedsit each in one of our shared flats. Please indicate who you are applying alongside on your application form. If I’m applying for a bedsit who will you pair me with? We will always pair you with someone of the same gender and as our housing is exclusively for new entrants to the book trade we hope that you’ll find a lot of shared interests. If there are any factors that might make sharing complicated (ie you’re vegan and don’t want to share with a meat eater) then please indicate or consider applying for one of our one bed flats. What happens if I don’t get on with the person I’m assigned to? We’d ask that you try to manage but if there are serious problems we will of course step in to try to help resolve them or to discuss alternatives if necessary. Can I share with a partner? Yes if they’re also working in the book trade. If they’re not and there are particular reasons why you feel you would still qualify then please talk to us, we’re keen to help people who would benefit from the housing but don’t want to use our subsidised housing where there isn’t clear need which fits in with our objectives. I have a child, can I still apply? Please talk to us before applying so we can ascertain how best we can support you.