Unusual rental situation
December 27, 2013 8:28 PM Subscribe
Renting a house where the landlord will stay some weekends - bad idea? Have you ever done this?
posted by galenka to Home & Garden (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have the chance to rent a great house at a discounted price. The catch is, the landlords will stay in the house, in their master bedroom, once per month. I don't know the landlords personally. Has anyone else ever done this? I'm wondering if you think it's workable. Or just a really bad idea.
I'm worried about not having privacy. And not feeling that the home is "mine." Or being in a situation where the landlords are always criticizing and controlling my use of the house.
They also plan to keep the master bedroom full of their stuff, and have stated it would be "off limits" to the renter... but not locked. This shouldn't be a problem but I'm worried about one major thing.
I've known a few people who are disorganized and they lose stuff, but they don't blame themselves. Their first thought is "someone must have taken it." They freak out and rant and rave. Then they find the item and just quietly slink away and don't apologize. I lived with a couple roommates like that back in the day and it stressed me out so much. So I would actually feel way more comfortable if the landlords locked their door so I wouldn't have to worry about them losing anything and accusing me of taking it. But it has me wondering if the whole thing is just a bad idea. Or maybe I'm overthinking it?
What do you think?