- 4 years ago
Precursor: I posted this in the home section already but this also fits in college, please allow this post to stay.
Hello human beans, i’m new here! I’ve read some roommate stories here so it seems that it’s appropriate to share non-wedding related issues. MY problem is that I found a roommate via craiglist to share a room in NYC, right now i’m in NEw England for the summer but I go to school in Manhattan.
Problem: I accepted to live there based on the cheap price of the room (can’t afford anything higher than her and her place is cheap!!)
I had a good friend check out thr house and he paid her the rent for August, but there’s not written agreement because she said the landlord illegally rents to tenants in his house. So the room is very small! Like around around 8×8 and she agreed to get rid of her king-sized bed for a bunk bed.
She told me to upload her bed on craiglist so she could sell it for $40-50 and I said she could probably get more than that for it. However I think I created a problem when I suggested she get a loft-bed so that I could get a futon which I would then be able to keep when I move it. She was not ok with that. I said fine, can we get a futon bunkbed (because we have no living room) and she said everything was overpriced and she can’t afford it.
Thing is, up until two days ago she insisted we get a bunk bed, then she said she wants a completely new bunkbed which neither of has money for, she was unwilling to even buy a used frame and when I tried to talk to her about it I overhead a friend telling her that I should get my own furniture and deal with it. She’s a immigrant from Nepal so we have some communication problems but her friend was speaking in Urdu, I language that fluently understand (I guess they don’t know I do). But I heard the other girl say that there’s no reason my roomate should accomadate for me, and that I should get my own furniture.
So now she’s saying she wants to keep the king-sized bed, that she’d take measurements and see what kind of a bed i’ll be able to fit in. I’m ok with getting a futon but the thing is it probably won’t fit in the room! I paid her money with that agreement that we would get a bunkbed and now she’s flaking out on me. When I texted to her that the beds probably won’t fit and we should try to figure out a solution she replied saying that “We’re not cofortable with each other” and that I can stay here for a nother month to see if I can but I can definitely move after. Because this is complicated.
Please help, this has all happened within the span of two days and everytime I’ve tried to talk to her she tells me she’s at work or she had finals (she’s a nursing student so I completely understand). But i’m at a loss as to what I should do, I could as her for my money back because she broke a verbal agreement but I know that I will NOT be able to afford anything else should I just suck it up? :/