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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

Who should get master bedroom in apartment with roommates?

I live in a three bedroom, two bath apartment. Roommate A (current occupent of master bedroom) is moving out. Roommate B and I are trying to decide who should get to move into master. [more inside]
posted by tan_coul on Feb 18, 2013 - 42 answers

Jesus says no!

Roomies' religious convictions are colliding with my lifestyle. They're saying no sex in the house, period. They want overnight guests to sleep in a separate room. I really need the house. How do I manage this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2013 - 52 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

How to cope with roomie's annoying pets

I share an apartment. I have a great relationship with my roommate. When I met her before I moved in she told me “I work a lot of hours, my home is my sanctuary, I like to come home to a calm unstressful environment.” I am the same way. On to the problem. I am not an animal lover but I have lived with dogs and cats before it has been fine. The issue is her dog is a Chihuahua that always barks. [more inside]
posted by seesom on Feb 5, 2013 - 25 answers

Am I living with a racist?

I'm Indian, living with a white roommate for the past few months. Most of my friends and previous roommates are white, and this is the first time that I'm feeling uncomfortable, so I don't think I'm being oversensitive. But perhaps I am, and I thought people can shed some light. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2013 - 39 answers

Should I maintain renter's insurance even though I've moved out?

I moved out of my apartment, but am still on the lease, which extends for several months. I have "transferred" my renter's insurance policy to cover property and occurrences at my new apartment. This leaves me uncovered at the old place. Does this matter? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jan 29, 2013 - 6 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

I woke up and there was a stranger in my room

I'm a female. An unknown female came into my room very late at night. I woke up but thought it was my guy roommate's friend needing to sleep on the other bed in my room (which has happened before), so I just kept sleeping. She slept on the other bed. She is probably in her 20's like myself. Later my roommate told me she was homeless trying to get herself back on her feet and wasn't anybody's friend; one of my roommate's friends just met her (I don't know how & where). Just from this info, if you were me, how would you feel about continuing to sleep in the same room with this person?
posted by MiuMiu on Jan 15, 2013 - 61 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

Should I stay or should I go?

My roommate situation is becoming untenable. Should I ride out the storm or leave? What is the best way to bail? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by munyeca on Nov 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Am I being unreasonable in this room mate situation?

My room mate and I have had a falling out over my suggestion that I pay my rent directly to the homeowner, as she does, rather than to her. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Nov 3, 2012 - 21 answers

How do I deal with this money related situation with an ex-roommate?

How to deal a money issue with roommate who has just moved out- never contributed to household cleaning/supplies and did not clean after moving out their things. [more inside]
posted by penpenne on Oct 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Paging amateur Miss Manners..

Miss Manners filter: What to do when I feel like my friend/roommate is trying to drive a small wedge in my relationship. I can't decide what the "I'm afraid that won't be possible" is for this situation. Small wall o' text inside. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish on Oct 22, 2012 - 22 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

How do I follow through on removing subletters?

I've given two subletters three months notice to move; they are arguing that I "don't have the power" to ask them to move out, and are demanding "proof" that I can do so. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by the other side on Oct 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Roommate's work problems coming home to roost

How do I tell my roommate to get it together at work before he screws both of us? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Sep 26, 2012 - 18 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

New roommate at 40, where do I start?

I’ve decided to get a roommate to offset my bills. What is this going to be like? [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Sep 15, 2012 - 17 answers

My new roommate just declared: no dates can ever spend the night here.

My new roommate just declared to me that there is a rule in our apartment: No dates are allowed to ever sleep over. Can you help me figure out how to have a productive discussion about this with her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2012 - 64 answers

How to deal with an unstable ex-roommate?

My ex-roommate is refusing to pay bills and threatening to sue me for having sex. What's my best course of action? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Sep 13, 2012 - 44 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

We don't want to kick out our reclusive roommate, can we salvage this?

Need advice on dealing with a reclusive flatmate in a social and cooperative living situation. There may also be a cultural misunderstanding happening that I'm not picking up on. (She's Japanese) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2012 - 58 answers

Help a Housing Newbie in NYC

How do I navigate looking for a room/roommate in NYC? Hope me, AskMe! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Bass Aackwards: Dating Style.

If I had only known how awesome you are I would have never moved in with you... [more inside]
posted by bzzt on Aug 5, 2012 - 61 answers

Roommate from Hell

Roommate has lied about paying her share of the bills and has not paid last month's bills. She's been unreasonable and refuses to talk about bills. Her lease ends in 3 days. She owes hundreds of dollars. Can we pursue legal recourse? (part of the lease posted inside) [more inside]
posted by taiscape on Jul 28, 2012 - 14 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

Why am I being contacted by my ex-boyfriend's roommate about my ex-boyfriend?

Why is my ex-boyfriend's roommate contacting me anonymously about my ex-boyfriend, 6 months after we broke-up? If this has happened to you, what did you think it meant? [more inside]
posted by pixienat on Jul 11, 2012 - 67 answers

Not sure if I should move in with roommates.

Not sure if I'm comfortable living with roommates. Am I being irrational? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Jun 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Help me help this dog part 2!

How can I help my foster German Shepherd Dog chill out, have fun, move past an abusive past, and find a forever home? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Jun 14, 2012 - 33 answers

Go away, green-eyed monster!

Getting jealous of my roommate's relationship in the aftermath of my own breakup. How do I cope with this more constructively? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 - 14 answers

What's a good website to find roommate(s) other than Craigslist?

What's a good website to find roommate(s) other than Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 on May 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Give me a script for kicking out my roommate

I need to kick out a roommate nicely, but for no "real" reason. Help. [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on May 12, 2012 - 39 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

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

Want roommate divorce from my very own personal Eeyore.

My socially awkward roommate/friend is hampering my social life. I don't know how to kindly set boundaries without really hurting him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2012 - 16 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

Stalking The Elusive Apartment

So, I came out as transgendered about a year ago, and I'm finally financially secure enough to move out of my urban rednecky neighborhood. This, of course, leaves me with a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Toby Dammit X on Mar 4, 2012 - 16 answers

You don't have to go home but you can't stay here

How to tell current roommate he can't move with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 - 32 answers

I really really like him. But should I tell him?

I have a crush on my brother's roommate. I was going to tell him this, but... [more inside]
posted by dean_deen on Jan 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Roommate Filter: How Should We handle talking with our roommates about the monthly bills?

Roommate Filter: How Should We handle talking with our roommates about the monthly bills? [more inside]
posted by sneakyalien on Jan 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Successful Friend-Roomie-dom

Has Anyone Successfully Survived Living with a Best Friend? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Dec 5, 2011 - 20 answers

won't you please be my neighbor (and not my roommate)?

My elderly neighbor lived in my rented room before I moved in. He still uses the public areas of the house as his own. What are my obligations? Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by dd42 on Oct 18, 2011 - 31 answers

I wish I had asked you out instead.

Does it ever work in the wrong order? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 - 34 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

How much would a costantly-on AC cost?

Can you calculate the electricity usage of one AC in one room and the percentage it would be in terms of the electricity bill? [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Sep 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Window falling out - who's responsible and what to do?

My window is falling out. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find a new roommate!

Looking for ways to broaden my roommate search. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Aug 31, 2011 - 2 answers

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