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Roommate has sudden medical issues, how to cope financially/emotionally?

Asking this on behalf of a close friend: "What do I do when a person I do not want to be close to is dying, or believes they are dying, in close quarters?" Her roommate has diabetes and has developed significant kidney issues, and is very upset and scared. Complicating factors: my friend expects that the roommate will be unable to pay his share of rent and bills, and she does not have the means to cover them on her own. Also, she has very sound reasons for not being emotionally close to him.
posted by NMcCoy on Feb 5, 2014 - 13 answers

When should guests pay rent?

I'd like opinions about whether I'm being unreasonable in wanting an extended guest of my roommate (their spouse actually) to pay a small portion of the rent while they're here. [more inside]
posted by captain cosine on Feb 4, 2014 - 38 answers

Why does this potentially awesome move make me uncomfortable?

Looking for an apartment, found a possibility with an interesting guy I met a couple of months ago. The neighbourhood is great, the apartment is gorgeous. I get along well with him and I will expand my social circle living with him, so that's a nice plus as well. However... my guts say no. And I can't pinpoint a reason. [more inside]
posted by StoneSpace on Jan 29, 2014 - 48 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

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

How do I tell my sister it's time to start paying rent

Help me tell my sister that she needs to start paying rent. She was going to trade helping around the house for rent, but that's not working out. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Bottlecap on Jul 26, 2011 - 26 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

Bimonthly San Francisco apartment question: Student Edition

Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Apr 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

My living situation is perfect. But I'm not satisfied with it. Is there a way to fix it? Should I leave? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Sorry guys, I have to be up in the morning!

How do I go apartment shopping in a small town? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Oct 9, 2010 - 10 answers

How would you split the rent?

Asking for a friend: I am considering moving into a two bedroom apartment with a couple. I would have one room (the smaller one), and they would occupy the master bedroom. Their room is very large -- close to twice the size of mine. What would be an equitable split of the rent? All utilities are included in the rent.
posted by bluefly on Sep 21, 2010 - 21 answers

No lease, moving howto?

I live in an apartment with no lease and pay rent to my (dishonest) roommate. How do I minimize my financial losses when I move out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 20 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

Lowering the rent for a roommate, but then deciding it wasn't a good idea.

My roommate asked for me to lower his rent. I said OK. But now I'm not so sure I should have. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by wuMeFi on Jun 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Should I confront my roommate about overcharging me for rent?

I found out my roommate is overcharging me for rent - do I do anything? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Mar 30, 2009 - 36 answers

What is a fair rent for 700 sq. feet in suburban Virginia?

Help my sister determine how much rent to charge! [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Mar 28, 2009 - 3 answers

How do you split stuff up when one person's not around?

Should I ask my roommate to pay her share of the utilities when she was gone all month? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jan 16, 2009 - 26 answers

My roommate is giving me a concern

What should I do to protect myself from my roommate's mess? [more inside]
posted by ictow on Nov 7, 2008 - 14 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

Am I responsible for my roommate's bills if I move?

I am moving out before our lease expires. Am I liable for the rest of our future bills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2008 - 17 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

Help me collect rent!

So it's the 12th. One of my roommates still hasn't paid rent and is avoiding all contact with us. What's the best way to handle this? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by PFL on Mar 12, 2008 - 23 answers

Am I obligated to help my now-distant roommate find a sublessee?

My roommate moved hundreds of miles away. Am I obligated to help find someone to sublease from him? [more inside]
posted by John Singer Sandwich on Oct 31, 2007 - 27 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

Splitting the rent

Splitting the rent evenly even though the situation isn't even? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2007 - 25 answers

roommate gone need to show (locked) room

I have a roommate moving out and I need to show the room to possible tenants. The problem is he left for a couple weeks and locked his door. Is there a law stating the room has be available for showing, or am I out of luck for two weeks? Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
posted by debu on Sep 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me not pay twice as much rent!

Moved out: roommate won't give me my last month's rent back. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2007 - 12 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

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

I knew I should have made a rental agreement...

Roommate won't pay! What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Sufi on Aug 14, 2006 - 35 answers

Roommate predicament, should I pay or not?

Roommate predicament, should I pay or not? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 on Apr 10, 2006 - 28 answers

Paying Rent

I live with my roommate, at first we came to an agreement that I pay two hundred dollars more a month for 2/1. Is this fair? [more inside]
posted by Gabe014 on Feb 8, 2006 - 38 answers

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