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How much should my housemate pay me back for breaking my laptop?

Last Year my housemate (and good friend) spilt tea on my laptop and it broke. The laptop was about 2 years old and worth $1300.00. At the time he couldn't afford to pay me anything, and as I was low on cash myself I replaced it with cheaper tablet option, worth $450.00. A year has now passed and he is in a better position to pay me back- What do you think is a fair amount given the worth of the 2 year old laptop and the amount I spent replacing it?
posted by Valdigs on Aug 19, 2014 - 22 answers

What to do about a difficult roommate part II

This happened before. Since then there have been multiple recurrences of shouting/aggressive talking, door-slamming, and general verbal and nonverbal weirdness. My other roommates are open to asking her to find somewhere else to live, but seem to be looking to me. We have a house meeting tonight and I was asked if I want to bring this up. I'm... uncomfortable and also in finals and then leaving for a number of weeks. What should I do, and how should I do it? [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Dec 9, 2013 - 29 answers

Housemate money troubles

What is a fair way to divvy up finances when two people move out of a four-person share house? [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Nov 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Why won't you do any washing up?!

How do we ask our housemate to do more around the house without sounding like a douchenozzle? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Oct 16, 2013 - 35 answers

A careless Facebook friend request has caused some larger problems

Hey guys, help me resolve this awkward situation that started with a Facebook friend request and has now blown up out of proportion. [more inside]
posted by ashkenazy on Sep 16, 2013 - 39 answers

Should I apply for this housesitting gig that is also a housemate gig?

There's a housesitter-type ad on craigslist that I'd like to apply for. What's the safest way to go about it? Or should I? [more inside]
posted by grar on Aug 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Please live in my house.

My previous housemate (a decades long friend who found a super cheap place on his own) moved out and I'm not having much luck finding a new housemate. [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Jun 21, 2013 - 55 answers

What issues ought housemates agree on in advance?

In the 30+ years since leaving home, I've never had a roommate or housemate. This fall, I'll have a housemate with the same history. We'd like to sit down and discuss some ground rules for living in the same house. So what do we talk about? What are the typical issues that housemates ought to resolve to prevent problems later? (Dishes? Chores? Overnight guests?) Have you proven arrangements for equitable settlement of these issues? [more inside]
posted by klarck on Jun 17, 2013 - 21 answers

How can I most peacefully exit an abusive housing situation?

I called for a house meeting to address a housemates abusive behavior towards me but have determined that the best option for me is to simply remove myself from the situation and move out. Do I call off the meeting or do I still have it and then tell the house later that I want to move out or something else? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Mar 19, 2013 - 23 answers

How do you find a sane and compatible housemate from Craigslist?

I've been offered first dibs on renting a super nice house. Unfortunately I need to find at least 1 and ideally 2 people to rent it with me. Just asking around my network if they know anyone hasn't worked out. I'm pretty sure Craigslist is the next best option...what should put in my post, and ask potential people in person, to weed out the crazies? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Jan 27, 2013 - 21 answers

Housemate has B.O. and we are unsure as how to approach this subject with him.

How to approach housemate with pungent B.O? [more inside]
posted by ruhroh on Sep 10, 2012 - 18 answers

How can we be the best housemates we can possibly be?

Best practices for living with a housemate. Difficulty level: we're a couple. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Jul 3, 2012 - 20 answers

It's not legal to murder my roommate... right?

Another horrible roommate scenario. I live in a 5 BR house and we're all on separate leases. One of my housemates is particularly nasty towards me and it makes it hard for me to deal with being home. I'm moving out in 2 months and I'd like some tips on how to deal with this in the meantime. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Mar 26, 2012 - 41 answers

I feel like the prettiest girl at the prom!

What's the nicest possible rejection text I can send to the people I don't pick to be my new housemate? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Feb 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Fair car share.

How much should I charge my housemate for using my car? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Feb 1, 2012 - 30 answers

Advice on adult autism, mediation and housemates

A question about adult autism anger management issues in a housemate context. [more inside]
posted by lover on Aug 14, 2011 - 30 answers

Help me find a housemate

Having terrible trouble finding a roommate, advice needed! [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jun 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Something about this situation stinks.

My 19-year-old brother and housemate stinks. He's smelled funky for years, and it's not getting better. How can I either get him cleaned up or trick myself into not caring? [more inside]
posted by VelveteenBabbitt on Jan 20, 2011 - 48 answers

Splitting the rent between you, me and Dupree

What is the best way of splitting the rent for a 2 bedroom place where a couple share one room and a single shares the other?
posted by teem on Jun 17, 2010 - 25 answers

is my anger justified?

I told my housemate I like him. He doesn't like me. Cool. Less than 24 hours later, he goes to a party and spends the night with another girl. Do I have just cause to be angry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2010 - 38 answers

Snow peas and carrots/ And MSG snow falling/ Into our stir fry.

What are some fun ongoing games/jokes housemates can play with each other? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Apr 12, 2010 - 24 answers

Renting Sight Unseen in California

Help me avoid getting screwed when finding a place to live in California, when I can’t see the place or meet the landlord in advance. [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Mar 4, 2010 - 7 answers

What is the best way of finding a replacement housemate for a sharehouse in Melbourne?

I'm moving out of a two person sharehouse and need to help my ex-housemate find another housemate to replace me on the lease. What are some good sites that we could post advertisements on? [more inside]
posted by severin on Dec 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Housemate doesn't clean up after himself. Help.

My housemate doesn't clean up, like ever. How can I do to make things work, or at least more bearable? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Nov 16, 2009 - 41 answers

Three's Company?

A single friend approached my husband and I about possibly moving in with him. Has anyone out there lived in this situation and do you have any advice for me? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Jun 8, 2009 - 28 answers

Help -- I've fallen for my housemate!

OMG-does-he-like-me-filter: help, I've fallen for my housemate! I have two requests for you, MeFites: 1) Please read my [long] story and tell me if I'm totally kidding myself about this situation; and/or 2) Tell me your own story about the time you fell for your roommate, housemate, or close friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2009 - 41 answers

is my potential housemate a drug dealer?

how can i determine if a potential housemate is a drug dealer? [more inside]
posted by I like to eat meat on Apr 8, 2009 - 27 answers

Looking for advice on 'conditioning' cats and my house mate

House mate's cat keeps peeing in my bed; compounded by said house mate's neglectful attitude towards household chores in general. Ideas to keep the cat off my bed (and not just from peeing on it i.e. permanent cat repellent)? and suggestions for addressing the larger issue at hand? [more inside]
posted by weakcore on Dec 4, 2008 - 24 answers

Freeloader or soft partner?

Should I put up, shut up, or get over the fact that my partner continues to feed our roommate who never cooks for us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2008 - 25 answers

Neil Simon's - The Odd Trio

My housemate's are terrible slobs, to the point where I'm about to snap. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Mar 8, 2008 - 43 answers

Trying to fix a broken home...mate.

What little treats should I get today after work to take home to my shaken-up-after-a-car-accident housemate? And what can I do to make his life a little easier/nicer in the days/weeks to come? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Mar 6, 2008 - 10 answers

What to look for in a house share situation

Young (24) single female looking to sublet a room or share a house with strangers in a large US city. What things should I look for/insist on to maximize my chances of having a pleasant, safe, experience? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

We've Been Revealed

Is my college being negligent about the safety of my housemate and myself? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Oct 3, 2007 - 27 answers

Help me not kill my housemates

Roommate filter: I live in a house with 6 other people. We all moved in together in the middle of May. Two part question: What ideas can you offer for enforcing house rules? and What software can you recommend for housemates to share chores and expenses? [more inside]
posted by pontouf on Jul 16, 2007 - 22 answers

Two Against One. Can We Drop Someone From Our Lease?

How do I/how hard is it to take someone off a lease? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jul 9, 2007 - 10 answers

How to tell someone stop using so much TP?

How to ask a roommate to use less TP without getting too personal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2007 - 50 answers

I might act crazy but I don't smoke crack.

Is my flatmate really on crack? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on May 13, 2007 - 18 answers

Loves me, wants him. (Friends with too many benefits)

How do you move past loving someone who is no longer in love with you? (assuming time and space apart are difficult?) or deal with you love for them until they're ready for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2007 - 19 answers

What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.

RelationshipFilter (sorry!): I've become entangled in a complex 'relationship', and I'm not sure what to do... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2006 - 57 answers

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