How to get out of my apartment?
June 30, 2008 12:36 PM Subscribe
How do I get out of the Brooklyn sublet I just moved into without pissing off my other tenants?
posted by whitedoor to Home & Garden (16 answers total)
I just moved into a nice sublet in Prospect Heights, planning to look for temp work for a couple of months and catch up on some reading otherwise. The other two tenants seemed cool enough when we first met, but a new condition of my residency came up two days after I moved into the apartment. One of the other tenants day-trades and spends the whole day in the apartment, and he feels that having me in the apartment during the day "messes with the energy." He only mentioned this to me last night, but suddenly I am not allowed to be in the apartment from 8am to 6pm every day. He seems adamant about this, and he got pissed off at me today when I came back from job interviews to change clothes.
Now, I plan to talk to him tonight, but this is a major warning sign to me. Until I find work--and it will only be temporary work at that--I need someplace to function, and going out implies spending money that I really don't have. I love to wander Brooklyn, but I need a place I can crash when I get tired, and my rent should cover more than just a bed every evening.
So, how do I handle it? If this is going to be an impasse, am I justified with cutting and running? I have no written agreement, and I'm paying my rent to another tenant who is on holiday, so I suppose I could tell the day-trading tenant to "deal with it." However, I don't want the hassle over the next two months. Can I just pay the rent of the past three days, or should I offer to pay the coming week's rent as a gesture of goodwill while they find a new tenant?