Get roommate out of house for 2 hrs
November 14, 2012 8:46 AM Subscribe
Need to get roommmate out of house to change the locks
posted by mermaidcafe to Human Relations (29 answers total)
Please allow me to omit the backstory and trust that I've tried every other option at my disposal with a horrific roommate situation.
After long conversations with both my landlord and the police, it seems the only solution is to change the locks while she is gone and put all her stuff on the porch.
The problem is she literally almost never leaves the house. Her fiancee works at Target, so he brings in her groceries and she doesn't even leave for that.
I had a "foolproof" plan that did involve some subterfuge, but it completely exploded today, which is when maintenance is supposed to change the locks.
Also, she and I are not on speaking terms, so there's no way I can say, "hey, I need some privacy for a couple hours" and pretend I'm having a lover over or anything like that.
Please post any suggestions you have. I just need her gone for about 2 hours on a weekday. I'm not afraid to be a bit shady and take full responsibility for this, though it is natural that you wouldn't want to suggest something shady in public.
This post was deleted for the following reason: I get that you are in a bind here but this is feeling like a question that is (a) potentially legally fraught in ways that saying "trust me, this is my only option" can't really ameliorate and (b) asking for suggestions that may themselves be effectively pretty cruel where not outright dangerous or further legally problematic in their own right. -- cortex