More flexibility, more security, more professionalism, more simplicity, more independence. Unlike a shared apartment, you sign a lease with a professional landlord, who takes care of covering the common costs for you, such as electricity, water, heating, utilities and home insurance. Colonies also takes care of finding and recruiting new tenants! A coliver leaves your residence? You will not have to pay any additional fees for the available room. Moving out at the end of your lease? You won't have to continue paying for your old private unit until someone else takes it over.