The perfect flatshare would consist of a doctor, a plumber, an IT technician and a lawyer, according to Londoners.
The research has found that a fifth of people living in the capital believe doctors and other medical professionals make the most appealing flatmates.
Electricians, techies and legal professionals make for the next most desirable housemates, according to the survey by flatshare website Weroom.com.
Top 10 most coveted flatmates
Top 10 most coveted flatmates
1/10 10. Hairdresser
When they're not at work, hairdressers obviously love to be asked to cut your hair, which is why they are such popular housemates.
Just make sure they know the difference between 'Demi Moore' and 'Dudley Moore' so you don't end up looking like Monica from Friends...
*Data taken from Weroom.com survey
2/10 9. Accountant
A roomie with a head for figures - and who knows what to do when the bills come piling in - is a bonus in a flatshare. Ask them for their weaknesses and if they say 'eczema' they may have a sense of humour that makes you laugh as much as Keith from The Office does.
3/10 8. Teacher
Housemates who are useless at keeping children in line make excellent people to live with. At least life will never be boring, even if you living with them turns out to be a very Bad Education...
4/10 7. Chef
If you lived with the Fabulous Baker Boys, it would be your right, nay your duty, as a good housemate to try their latest recipes. And finish off any leftovers...
5/10 6. Academic
Brainy types, such as Countdown's mathematician Rachel Riley who spend their time studying, make quiet (and therefore excellent) flatmates.
6/10 5. Artists
You don't get much cooler flatmates than creative professionals such as artists, photographers and designers. Obviously you'll set the boundaries from the start, so that their 'creativeness' doesn't interfere with your OCD and there are no 'Unmade Bed' incidents...
7/10 4. Legal professionals
A lawyer with the brains of Suit's Mike Ross or swagger of Harvey Specter will have those tenancy contract issues sorted out in no time. The only thing that'll be taken for a ride is said lawyer's fast car, thank you very much landlord.
8/10 3. IT Worker
The age-old conundrums of installing Wi-Fi and what computer to buy will be easily solved with a techie for a flatmate. Being patronised in the style of Maurice Moss from The IT Crowd is but a small price to pay...
9/10 2. Plumber
A flatmate who knows where the stopcock is when the pipes burst is the second-most desirable housemate according to Londoners. A fail-safe way to stop a 'Catastophe' in the making.
10/10 1. Medical professional
What be more McDreamy than having your very own doctor in the house? Nurses and other medics who work hard and play harder also make the best flatmates, according to Londoners.
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The survey found that 15 per cent of Londoners would ideally live with a mix of professions so that they could divide house responsibilities, while almost half (43 per cent) wanting to live with someone “hands on” who could take on DIY tasks or help out with a medical or legal issue.
Many others revealed they hoped a lawyer would help manage rental contracts and dealings with landlords, while the same number again wanted to live with a chef who would cook them delicious meals.
Bar staff and professional musicians are the least appealing potential flatmates, the survey found.
However, with the biggest bugbear among flatmates being hygiene and cleanliness, personality and characteristics, not professions, are the most important factors in ensuring a happy home.
Half of Londoners admitted to arguing with those they live with on a weekly basis, with the top three causes of tension being: not doing the washing up, not following a cleaning rota and being noisy late at night.
Aline Bludau, 24, lives in London with a theatre worker, a cleaner, a marketer and an actress. “I live with people who work in a variety of different professions, but I have actually never chosen to live, or not live, with someone because of their job,” she said.
“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.”
One in 10 Londoners bicker about roommates taking too long in the bathroom or hogging the TV, while other irritating behaviours include using up all the hot water, borrowing belongings without permission and disagreeing over how much rent to pay.