Help! Trouble roommates need to go!
May 18, 2007 7:31 AM Subscribe
Dream living situation turned nightmare. Is there a way get rid of the problem roomies before things turn even uglier?
posted by kmtiszen to grab bag (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, I share an apartment with a couple and another man. Up to this point, everything has been great. However, it has recently come to my attention that two of my roommates have been getting along "too well." The girl from the couple is cheating on her boyfriend with the other roommate.
Complicating matters further, these two have also been upping their usage of recreational drugs. They're inviting all sorts of unsavory characters into our living space without any kind of consent. Since then, my wallet and passport have mysteriously disappeared and I'm getting suspicious that this whole wallet thing was an inside job. Now I'm afraid to leave my stuff alone with these people while I'm out of the apartment.
The (ex)boyfriend and myself want the cheaters out. The lease situation is a little sketchy. None of us have an up-to-date copy of the lease, so we're not sure who is actually signed to it. We don't know if it's just one person (I'm definitely signed to it) or if all residents have signed it. I'm going to get a copy from the landlord and get to the bottom of that situation, but I'm just not versed on the rules involving ousting people from the apt. whether they're signed to the lease or not.
To make matters even worse, this guy can't hold down a job and is constantly late with his rent.
So down to the nitty gritty, is there a way to get these two out of the apartment. I'm not comfortable with them being there and I'd rather not have to move. What are the legal implications and or restrictions regarding this kind of thing? Any other suggestions on how to alleviate my fears?
I appreciate your help in advance! Thanks for all your (sure to be) great responses!