- 11 years ago
Wow that sucks, why won’t the neutral guy pay you either?
Wow that sucks, why won’t the neutral guy pay you either?
I know, I HAVE to pay the bills because they’re all in my name & it’ll destroy my credit if I don’t pay them. & the person I talk to may feel bad for me, but that won’t change the fact I owe them $$.
I’m pretty sure the landlord trusts me, but for some reason my roomies have been able to get thru to him (its probably just the timing) & he will NOT return my calls/emails. I just now left a message with the secretary asking him to please call or email me. I hope I didn’t upset anyone, I had to call 6 times last week to get thru to him & it was a 10 min conversation, that’s all I needed & then called 2 times in the past 24 hours, I only need to talk to him for like 5 minutes at the most.
I’m so upset with the roommates that I don’t want to go to the house til after they’re gone & turn in their keys, which happens sometime tonight. I think they’re doing a walk thru with the landlord tonight but idk what time or anything… if my landlord would call me back, I’d feel MUCH better!
The neutral guy is actually owed money by the other 2 roomies & he also owes me money for bills. He won’t pay me cause no one else is paying & he wants it taken out of the security deposit cause he’s moving & can’t afford that.
The other roomies say they don’t trust me & say they don’t believe they owe me “that much” in bills & I told them I can show them the bills if they don’t trust me but they don’t care. I’ve done the bills for the past year or more & the bills are the same they’ve always been (actually less than last year cause gas prices went down). I’ve shown them bills before too. Idk, I think they’ve talked really badly about me & convinced him I’m evil because I wouldn’t deal with their craziness any longer.
Roomies are blaming me for having to move out. I gave them my 30 days notice & didn’t give them EXTRA notice & so they’re mad about that (but they told me Fiance couldn’t move in when we get married, which is next month & so obviously I was looking to move out) & it happened that when i gave my 30 days, one of the roomies was on vacation for that week (but I did text her letting her know) & it was also when the neutral roomie gave his 35 day notice.
Also, 3/4 of the things at the house were mine, I packed up my couches about 2 or 3 weeks ago & there was no where for them to sit, they have no furniture. They were jumping around on my couches & have spilled food & paint on them so I didn’t want them out there. They got mad I packed them, so demanded I not store my stuff in the living room & then I packed up the rest of my stuff last week, including the curtains & the washer & dryer & the living room tables & the microwave (only day I had a moving truck). So they’re mad I took things they used. I even bought the shower rod & curtain that’s in their bathroom (which I didn’t take cause well, that just seemed too low).
Gahh I still don’t see WHY they don’t trust me & won’t pay me. I mean, yes it sucks that I’m “taking away” stuff they used but I didn’t take anything of THEIRS. & yea, they have to move out but that’s not MY fault, thou they might “blame me” for that. Idk…
Terrible situation. Small claims court and see how they like it. My only suggestion is calmly discussing this with the landlord in a face-to-face meeting.
I had bad roomies before but not like this…. I would take them to court.
At the very least, can you send them a certified letter from a lawyer stating: “You owe me $X in back bills from date X – date X. If you don’t pay me back by X date, I will be turning this over to civil court.”
This way, they know you are serious. I would definitely rather pay from a warning letter than have to go to court.
My landlord is a real estate lawyer, I wonder if it would be a “conflict of interest” to have him be my lawyer to take them to small claims court. I don’t know if he even does small claims court.
Now the 3rd roomie, the neutral roomie is NOT on the lease, he says he wants to stay til the end of the month which will prevent me from getting any rent back. The other 2 roomies told me the landlord does pro-rated rent, but the landlord doesn’t actually do pro-rated rent & doesn’t know why they told me that. Landlord said he’s willing to work with me, depending upon the condition of the house he might give me SOME of it back. With the 3rd roomie staying there, it messes things up for me even more & if he breaks anything, he’s not on the lease so he can’t really be legally responsible PLUS he’s moving to Alaska.
My roomies threatened to not clean the house so that I don’t get my security deposit back. At this point, I don’t know the condition of the house. I’m going there today to pack my things & to clean whatever mess they left & I WILL be taking pics of the condition of the house as it was left by the 2 roomies. Then AFTER pics of after Fiance & I clean the craziness out of the house.
I wish this all would just end & they’d be responsible. But they’re trying to get out of it & mess things up for me.
I feel it would DEFINITELY be a conflict of interest and you should look for legal help elsewhere. Your landlord has something to lose when you all move out no matter how “nice” he is. I’m sorry, but even “nice” people are sometimes just in it for themselves.
yeah, I agree with Potatoes.
I’m so sorry this happened to you; hopefully the neutral roomie is going to be considerate! I had to clean up after my nightmare of a roommate (some very unsanitary conditions let me tell you). But the peace of mind knowing that I’ll never have to deal with her again was worth it! I hope you’re able to get your money! Small claims court and seek some legal advice, just open the phone book and call around if you can have a free consultation.
Serabell- Any updates? Did your landlord call you back yet?
The 3rd roomie is staying til the end of the month so the landlord won’t do a walkthru til he’s out. The house was left in such a messy condition that I need to go back & clean. It will take hours & hours of my time to do so, so I’m going to clean during the next 2 weeks so that the house is sparkling. I basically have to wait til the end of the month to figure things out with my landlord.
The landlord did say he’d give me the security deposit so since I’m going to clean, I should get it all back. Sucks I have to do SO much work but it’ll be much easier than the hassle of small claims court. If for some reason I don’t get the entire security deposit back, than I’ll have to go to court so we’ll see what happens.
My landlord is too busy… I haven’t gotten the security deposit back yet, which is my honeymoon spending money. He won’t even reply to me about the condition of the house, or if I need to fix/clean anything. We walked thru it I think on the 30th of April & he hasn’t even talked to his brother about it. Its been like 20 days & he has 30 days to get me the deposit back. If I don’t get that within 2 days (when I leave), I’ll only have like $50 to spend in Mexico, including getting Fiance & I wedding bands & all our wedding party people’s gifts. Its so frustrating. Blahhh. Ok just venting…
your ex roomies sound like a bunch of jerks – just think – karma. It will bite them!
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