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February 21, 2012 12:58 PM Subscribe
How to tell current roommate he can't move with me?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been renting a 2/2 with my friend for almost one year. Our lease was set to end in March, at which time I was going to move into a 1/1 since he was getting married. The date was pushed back a few months and he wanted to do a month-to-month until then with him paying the balance of the rent increase. I started looking into purchasing a house last month and he said that if and when I did, he would rent a room from me. I should have addressed it at the time but I didn't think he was serious and I didn't think I would find a house and move out before his wedding. Well, I did.
I informed him of my closing date and told him I was giving our move-out notice to the apartment. He asked when "we" were moving. I told him "I" was moving X date. He then asked me how much rent I wanted from him. This caught me off guard and I was not prepared for this conversation so I told him I'd think about it. I DON'T want him to move with me.
Today I texted him (I know, I know...I couldn't wait until tonight) and asked if he could find another place to live. He said he "would have to see". I don't know if I should feel bad but I do. I have a boyfriend, my roommate is engaged, and the situation is just all around weird to me. I told him I think I have given him enough notice to find other options (a little over 30 days). How should I remain firm on my decision when we inevitably talk about it tonight? His fiance won't let him move in with her until after the wedding but he has friends and family here.