(Closed) Could Use Some Roommate Advice

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that having her write up something on how she plans to “even it out” makes a lot of sense. I would even take it a step further – ask to get it signed an notarized so it becomes a legal document and gives you recourse if she doesn’t hold up her end of the bargain.
And suggest that she finds someone to sublet the place to for that month to help defer the costs a bit.
She is now responsible for half the rent – just because her relationship status changed doesn’t mean that her financial obligations do. If she and her Boyfriend or Best Friend had their own apartment, she would be responsible for the full lease after he left – this should be no different.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Who is on the lease? Are you on a month to month? Is it you & her? Does the landlord have your 1st & last months rent & security deposit? You can ask the landlord to use your last month’s rent to cover this last month… assuming your roomie put 1/2 the money in there that may help?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oh wow. I would get someone else to come in and rent to for a few months.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good news is that she is on the lease! The roomie contract may hold legally, however I don’t know. In the future ALWAYS have everyone who’s living at the house on the lease. I think that since you all signed the roommate contract, he is still technically responsible for paying the last month’s rent. Maybe you could contact him & ask him to pay the last month’s rent? You have to give 30 days notice & can’t just move out & not pay rent. However, people do do that, that’s why landlords have tenants pay the last month’s rent when they move in. If she doesn’t want him there for the last month, than she should pay for him. Or is there someone who needs a place to live for a month that could help offset the costs?

Last month, I went thru a similar thing. The roomies were my friends before all this, they had the money but just decided to stop paying. So I kinda know what it feels like :/.

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