Murder in the Building. Roommate Needed.
February 17, 2014 11:13 AM Subscribe
How do I find a roommate for my recently stigmatized apartment?
My Boyfriend and I moved into an apartment with the knowledge that we would eventually rent out the second bedroom. It's in a converted house, with a shared stairwell. We live on the third floor, the landlady and her family live on the second floor, and the tenant on the first floor was recently murdered by his roommates. The roommates are in prison and were arraigned last Friday.
posted by superior julie to Society & Culture (49 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
It's a sensationally grisly case.
We need someone to move in March 1st, we are offering the room for about $50 below market, and are only asking for first month and a deposit of equal amount.
Unfortunately the apartment already comes with a few drawbacks... a couple, two cats, and no washer dryer.
It seems uncouth to ask my landlady for a rent break, but folks are really squeamish.
The woman we had lined up to move in with us bailed giving a flimsy excuse. In addition the first floor doors, front and back entrance, are still off the hinges (from the police investigation), one of the doors has a hole in it, and the dead dudes stuff still lingers around..chairs, ashtrays, Christmas decorations.
Although the case is horrifying and sad I love where I live and don't want to move.
An added issue is that I am fairly picky about potential roommates. Of the seven people we recently interviewed there were three potentials, they all declined.
So, How do we find someone to move in with us while the murder is still in the news?
We have been advertising on Craigslist and live in the metrowest area of Boston.