When should you tell your roommate that you don't want to renew the lease?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@beetee123:  Tell them a month before or after your last month has been paid for 🙂

If you want you can even give them two months notice and casually mention it when the date gets closer.  

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Personally, I would give as much notice as possible. They’ll respect you more for it AND then they have plently of time to get new furniture and find new roommates!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Jaejohns:  +1

I agree the best thing would tell them as soon as possible.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

maybe drop some hints but I would leave the sit down discussion to about 3 months prior…. no need to make things super awkward and uncomfortable.

 

I think your approach is a good one – the “it’s not you its me (us)” is a solid breakup plan!

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Now. Finding a suitable person to live together is a big deal. Give as much notice as possible.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@beetee123:  I’d let them know now. But spin it positively like ” we decided to move in together” and not “I’m moving out” lol

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@beetee123:  I would tell him about 3 months out. Gives plenty of time to find a place

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@beetee123:  I would give him the head’s up now. I think its completely reasonable for you to use the we are married/may start a family excuse. I can’t imagine having a roommate like with my FI and I.

As for the moving part, I would give him the option of finding a new roommate in the current place or finding a new apartment. I know how much moving SUCKS but it’s a fact of life. This summer I moved from one building to another in my complex. It was really annoying but it was do-able. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would do 3 months. We’ve been in that situation. We were in shared accommodation, but the housemates gave us a month. It wasn’t enough time and we were pushing it. We found somewhere, and then were told we could have stayed for another two months >.< The new place, the guy gave us almost 8 weeks, which was more than enough time. 3 months to be safe, but reiterate every couple of weeks.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I think 3 months is fair.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I think 3 months too. 

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