She Needs to Go.
September 10, 2011 6:17 AM Subscribe
I am in Pittsburgh, PA. My roommate went crazy last night after drinking a lot of wine. I want her out stat. What are my options? Urgent, please.
posted by amicamentis to human relations (54 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Me, my boyfriend, and a friend live in a 4-bedroom house. We decided to find another roommate for a few months from August - December. We found Ashley through a friend and she moved in on August 15th. Besides some dirty dishes/cleanliness problems, everything went fine since then. She was very nice.
Cut to last night. I came home around 12:45 to find her drinking wine on the couch, watching Youtube videos. She was slightly drunk but not terribly so. We laughed about some things and I went to bed.
At 3:30 AM, my friend (the third roommate) woke me up, extremely upset. She had found Ashley on the couch in her underwear only. She had brought Ashley to Ashley's bed, which was covered in vomit. She took the bedding off and gave Ashley a shower, telling her that she would stay with her.
Ashley became drunkenly abusive, hurling insults at me, my friend, and my boyfriend. She wasn't making much sense and was extremely loud. She repeated the same things over and over again, like how we all weren't 'real' and that were all punk ass bitches.
The cops were called about a half hour later. They showed up, observed the behavior, and told her to go to bed. They left. She refused to go to bed, saying she wasn't tired. She raved for a long time about my other roommates (who had gone upstairs) and then threatened to light cigarettes on the stove. I was too worried that she would burn the house down to leave her alone.
Now, her sister is here, having received a drunked voicemail at 4:30 AM.
Lease situation: me and my boyfriend are on a lease that expired in August. We have been living month-to-month. Emily and I have no lease between us - my former roommate found her on Craigslist, I believe.
She is between jobs and I don't expect to get (late) rent for September. Question: what is legally allowed? Her sister was confrontational, saying that we weren't allowed to make her leave before 30 days. 30 days seems very long. I am afraid to leave the house with her here alone for fear that she will destroy something. Her deposit was one month's rent ($300) and that would not be enough to cover more extensive damage.
She paid 1 month's deposit and August's rent. She has not yet paid September's and says she cannot until she gets paid on the last day of the month. I am anxious and worried about the safety of myself, my cat, my boyfriend, and my things.
Sorry for the long post. Any help is greatly appreciated.