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My difficult roommate wants to stay...hooray

I have a difficult housemate who makes me stressed out and angry, has alienated my friends such that they don't want to come over to my house, and who my housemates and I asked to leave when the lease ends and the new lease begins. She refuses to leave. What happens now? [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Jun 21, 2014 - 35 answers

Roommate have right to renew lease and, if so, how to ask her to leave?

I live in a two-bedroom apt in Cambridge, MA. I have lived here since Sept '10 and current roommate ("CR") has lived here since Sept '12. The dynamic between CR and I is not so hot. I'm also just very much wanting to live alone and finally able to afford it. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on May 7, 2013 - 13 answers

Rent and eviction with roommates in California.

Renter A has a lease and takes on a roommate, who doesn't sign on to the lease and then doesn't pay their share of the rent. A wants them evicted but can't get them out on their own. What, in California, can the owner of the property do to evict the roommate, while leaving the initial renter? Does the owner have any recourse since the roommate isn't on the lease? [more inside]
posted by nuala on Apr 16, 2013 - 10 answers

How to ask my roommate if I can break the lease before it ends?

I live in Cambridge, MA and share a two-bedroom apt with one roommate. We are women in our early 30's. I've been in the home for 2.5 years, with a different roommate each year. I loved my first two roommates. I invited my current roommate to move in this past Sept (met her through Craig's List) and we're a good fit. I have a sudden, burning urge to move into my own (1 bedroom) apt. Do I ask her permission, or just tell her I'm moving? [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Feb 12, 2013 - 14 answers

I'm leaving, but what do we do about the lease?

BadRoommateFilter: Last night, I came home to my roommate ranting about a dirty kitchen. The rant culminated with him throwing a jar candle at the window, at which point I left. There's broken glass on the kitchen floor still, this morning. I'm seeking new housing, but what to do about the rent for the remainder of the lease term? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Dec 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Roommate's GF has effectively moved in... what to do?

At what point is a roommate's SO effectively considered "moved in"? And how do you deal with that? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Oct 16, 2012 - 28 answers

Movin' On In

Moving in with two roommates - one friend, and one other guy the two of us just met. What haven't I thought of, and what should I be prepared to deal with? Long list of stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Sep 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Roommate troubles: Spain or Bust edition.

Roommate is moving to Spain in 4 days. Has not found replacement. Please help. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jul 27, 2012 - 12 answers

If she moved out in the middle of the night, that would be fine, too

My roommate gave me notice that she was moving out on May 1. Now she says she's staying until the end of her lease. But we don't have a lease! This is in NYC. [more inside]
posted by mgar on Apr 19, 2012 - 8 answers

What should roommates agree to in writing, beyond the lease?

I'm moving into an apartment with a new roommate and want to draw up a basic agreement (beyond our lease) covering our division of responsibilities and expectations in case one of us wants to move out. What should such a document cover? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 4, 2012 - 7 answers

For those playing along at home, I'll be living alone next time.

I need some help navigating a sticky parting-from-roommate situation. (Apologies: LONG) [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Mar 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Legal advice for breaking lease in NYC?

Legal advice for breaking lease in NYC? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Mar 16, 2012 - 3 answers

She Needs to Go.

I am in Pittsburgh, PA. My roommate went crazy last night after drinking a lot of wine. I want her out stat. What are my options? Urgent, please. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Sep 10, 2011 - 54 answers

Financial ruin thanks to (possibly dangerous) ex-roommate

Renter's nightmare in LA: My friend went on vacation to Europe. Her roommate cashed the rent check and skipped town, friend is now getting evicted. Btw, deadbeat roommate still has the keys, collects guns, and has accused friend of being "out to get him." Advice? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Jul 16, 2011 - 16 answers

What can I do about my roommate?

I'm not on the lease, my roommate is. He's kicking me out. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Jan 18, 2011 - 39 answers

Living with dirty landlords, and need to broach the subject of cleaning or leaving.

Currently renting a room in a couple's house-- they are my housemates and landlords. I am not liking the situation-- it's extremely dirty. How can I make the situation better, or broach the subject of leaving after I just moved in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 21 answers

Either he spontaneously combusted or has become allergic to money.

I have my former roommate's security deposit. I don't know his new address. How do I get him the money slash how long do I have to keep trying to contact him before I'm allowed to give up and keep it for myself? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 20, 2010 - 35 answers

I'm sorry, I screwed up. Please let me live with my boyfriend?

Landlord damage control: my boyfriend moved in with me temporarily two months ago, which gradually became permanent. My landlord found out through other people in the building, and she's furious. How do I repair this? Should I write her a letter or email of apology? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 2, 2010 - 73 answers

How to get out of a co-signed month-to-month lease?

Looking for advice on moving out/ending the lease on a month-to-month with someone whom I met on Craigslist (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)... [more inside]
posted by Lizsterr on Jan 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Deposit for old rental I don't live at.

I moved into a house with some friends in Los Angeles California, we all split the deposit (shared was $700 each), things got weird and I moved out with the person moving into my room agreeing to pay my share of the deposit. That was a year ago and promises of "in the fall" have now gone silent. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Dec 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me get rid of an unwanted guest

I'd like to know how to deal with an unwanted "guest" living in an apartment that I'm paying rent for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2009 - 23 answers

creepy roommate...question about getting out of the lease?

I am a 25 year old graduate student. I signed a lease with a 20 year old undergrad who has nothing in common with me, except that we are from the same country. She seems fine at first, just socially awkward, but after a month of living together she began to be extremely rude/inpolite, and show signs of hostility. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Sep 19, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me prepare an informal lease while temporarly living with a friend.

Need help writing an informal lease while renting a room out of a friends house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2009 - 4 answers

How to get rid of a new roommate who, it turns out, has a rap sheet?

Just signed a 5 month lease with 4 roommates found on Craigslist, then found out one guy has a criminal record a mile long! How should I begin to deal with this so things don't get physically dangerous, or legally murky? [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye on Apr 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Help With Getting out of Lease

My girlfriend needs to move out of her apartment she is sharing with roommates. What types of consequences could she be facing financially? Can she find any person to replace herself on the lease? [more inside]
posted by cbulock on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Submitting 30-Day-Notice on Apartment

I am trying to end my tenancy in a month-to-month lease in Los Angeles, but the landlord says that submitting a 30-day-notice won't absolve me of any future responsibility if my roommate stays in the apartment. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Roommate he-said she-said results in us being short a quarter of the rent. Help!

My roommate wants me to find someone to take her part of the rent, arguing that the people who took over my part of the rent really took over her part. She is threatening to simply not pay. We have one month (Nov) left on the lease. Her name, as well as mine and two other roommates' are on the lease. If she went ahead and didn't pay, how badly would this affect my credit? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 4, 2008 - 29 answers

Don't sh*t where you eat?

RoommateConflictFilter: I'm a guy in my mid-20s living in a bachelor pad with two other similarly-aged guys. The two roommates have had a huge falling out (over a girl, naturally) on month two of a twelve-month lease, and after days of constantly talking about it, it seems like the only solution is for one of them to move out. The only thing that we've agreed on is that I'm not going anywhere. So now what? We're all on the lease, and I want to make sure that nobody gets burnt any worse than has already happened. [more inside]
posted by adamk on Aug 6, 2008 - 22 answers

Do I have to pay my roommate's debt?

I'm in a financial pickle due to a bad choice of roommates two years ago. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Advise a SF renter?

Advise a San Francisco renter? I've about 6 weeks left on my current lease, and just had a new roommate move in. Rather than tack him on to the remaining time, my landlord would like to scrap the previous lease and have us sign on for a year. I've a feeling my roommate would prefer that as well. I, however, don't wish to be committed that long. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Apr 1, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I best navigate through a bad landlord/tenant situation?

Complicated, messy NYC roommate/landlord question: 4 roommates share a 3 bedroom converted into 4 (with permission). One roommate signed a lease for a new building without getting permission from current building to transfer name on lease to new roommate. Said old roommate now refuses to pay six months of rent (remainder of lease). Much, much more inside. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Roommate filter: help me find a roommate

What are some good roommate matching services? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Feb 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Lease extension to an awful roommate?

Roommatefilter: My roommate/renter has asked for an extension to her lease with only a week's notice; I don't like living with her, but don't have anyone waiting to move in, either. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2008 - 34 answers

I want to have the freedom to rent out my room!

I just leased a two bedroom apartment. I want to rent out the 2nd bedroom however I do not want whom ever I rent the room out to, to go on my lease. The lease I signed of course says that only I am permitted to live in the apartment (even though its a two bedroom). Do people routinely rent out their extra rooms without adding people to their lease? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2007 - 10 answers

I want my old rental rate back

Can I get my old rental rate back if my roommate moves? [more inside]
posted by missmle on Sep 13, 2007 - 7 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

Drafting a new roommate

How hard is it to find a roommate in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by pantheON on Jun 23, 2007 - 16 answers

But I WANT to sign the lease!

Can my new landlord leave me off the lease? [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Jun 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Can my female roommate sublet to a guy without my approval?

My roommate wants to move out, and has found some random guy to sublease. I'm not comfortable living with Random Guy. What can I do to keep this from happening? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda on Apr 6, 2007 - 35 answers

How do I not lose my apartment?

Last Thursday, my roommate told me he is moving out at the end of the month. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Oct 24, 2006 - 10 answers

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