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Help me Salvage this Friendship, or End It.

Help me be a better friend, or help me choose not to. Tons of details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 17 answers

Stuck in the dreaded “friend zone”!

So as fate would have it, I am sharing an apartment with a girl that I am very attracted to. And now it seems as if I've been perma-friended. (For the sake of discussion, lets forgo the “dating roommates is a bad idea” discussion.) [more inside]
posted by RandomGradStudent on Nov 22, 2009 - 122 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

Why can't I give it a rest, already??

So, as some of you may remember, I have a roommate. Usually we get along great, but we bicker about once every two months and every time we do it triggers all sorts of anxiety for me. I'd like to hear some advice from people who have similar issues. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Nov 11, 2009 - 21 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

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

A different type of dirty house.....

I left the house last Wednesday afternoon for a week. My roommate was hospitalized for H1N1 on Friday. I am returning to our home tonight. What precautions should I take to sanitize the place/protect myself ? [more inside]
posted by wannabehippie on Oct 21, 2009 - 8 answers

What should go in a contract with a roommate?

A friend and I are looking to rent an apartment together. We're both a bit cautious and want to draft an informal contract laying everything out. What would you make sure to specify in such a document? How do we split utilities we disagree on? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Oct 20, 2009 - 19 answers

How to pass crash course in roommate communication

How can I ask my roomate to discuss her frustrations with me directly, instead of telling everyone but me? [more inside]
posted by Keysig on Oct 5, 2009 - 22 answers

Question about roommates and kitchen cleaning habits and finding a happy medium

What is a reasonable/normal amount of time for dirty dishes to be left in the sink, before they should be cleaned up? (This is a roommates question) [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 29, 2009 - 45 answers

How should I best handle bills when moving in with my boyfriend?

How should I best handle moving in with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by belau on Sep 28, 2009 - 38 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

Roommate negotiations... ugh...

So, I have a roommate. We were friends before living together, and for the most part we get along fine. We've had some arguments, but we seem to have gotten past them. Now I'm just feeling frustrated by some nit-picky things she does and I want to know if I should address them at all, and how not to be insulting or irritating. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2009 - 40 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

Metafilter:Guidelines :: Apartment:???

What are some things you wish you knew (or were glad you knew) before you moved into your first apartment with roommates? I'm looking for methods of splitting up chores, cooking, finances, resolving disputes, and dealing with common problems.
posted by yaymukund on Aug 5, 2009 - 40 answers

Evaluating roommates!

RoommateFilter: I'm in my fourth year of university and I'm going to be getting back on campus in the spring after taking a year off. What kind of questions should I ask potential roommates at apartments I look at?
posted by kldickson on Aug 5, 2009 - 14 answers

I'm so over this roommate drama.

So, I have a roommate. I love her, we usually get along just fine, but recently we argued over some financial stuff and now we're not really on speaking terms. How the heck should I handle this? (Long post, long story) [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Aug 1, 2009 - 24 answers

Why are you still here?

How should we deal with our roommate's (long term) uninvited guest? [more inside]
posted by HumuloneRanger on Jul 23, 2009 - 28 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

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

How to help my depressed brother/roommate without losing my own mind?

My little brother is my roommate, is clinically depressed, lost his job, and can't/won't pay the bills. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2009 - 28 answers

Not a guest, not yet a roommate

Etiquette for the long-term guest [more inside]
posted by delayed-reaction android on May 26, 2009 - 12 answers

How do i get my roommate to give me and my girl some space?

How do i get my roommate to give me and my girl some space? [more inside]
posted by oviedo on May 22, 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

How to handle delicate roommate dynamics stemming from experience / age / maturity differences without dramatic confrontation?

How to handle delicate roommate dynamics stemming from experience / age / maturity differences without dramatic confrontation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 13 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

How do I assess my role and responsibility for housing an unemployed person in these economic bad times?

I have been housing an unemployed friend for the past six months. How do I assess my role and responsibility for housing them in these economic bad times? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 - 29 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

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

roommate's leaving. any chance of negotiationg a way to keep the place myself but with a lower rent for single occupancy?

Longtime roommate is moving out, and I'm not so hot on getting a new one. Any tips on the possibility of negotiating a rent decrease based on single-occupancy vs. double? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Feb 6, 2009 - 21 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

Kicking out a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.

Giving ye olde boot to a roommate not a lease in San Francisco.. [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Jan 15, 2009 - 11 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

Is he a sociopath?

I think my roommate has dissocial personality disorder...what can me and my roommates do to minimize the implications this has on us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 - 29 answers

Need some help with a lying roommate.

My new roommate (of 2 weeks) lied to me about why the gas was turned off. I'm subletting, and I'm getting out. Do I have any option for recourse? [more inside]
posted by sacrifix on Nov 14, 2008 - 28 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

How do I deal with my roommate?

My roommate wants a friend to live at our place while he gets his life together... should I be cool with this? [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Oct 26, 2008 - 39 answers

How do I get my money back?

I lived in a pretty crummy apartment for about three months with six other people. It was a pretty informal situation, no lease, people move in and people move out. The person moving in pays their deposit to the person moving out. Only, I didn't get my deposit back. What resort do I have? [more inside]
posted by mockdeep on Oct 7, 2008 - 7 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

How can I find a nice room to rent quickly in Olympia Wa?

I am having to move out of were I am living at the end of this week and have been having trouble finding a new place to live in Olympia. I have tried both the internet and local paper but still have not found anything that I think would work for me any ideas? [more inside]
posted by CollegeNelson on Sep 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Horrible hatable roommate trouble!

My boyfriend would like me to move into his place when school starts (tomorrow). He has two roommates already, and one of them hates me. A few days ago my boyfriend mentioned my moving in and helping with rent to said hateable roommate, and said hateable roommate was uncooperative to say the least. What now? [more inside]
posted by shadowfelldown on Aug 31, 2008 - 43 answers

Utility bills to my roommate and my credit score.

How do Utility Bills addressed to my roommate affect my credit score? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Potential roommate issues. Am I out of line here?

I'm planning on moving to DC with a guy I've been friends with since junior year of college (3 years ago). I graduated and immediately accepted a position and have worked in said position for one year and am now moving on to another one. For that same year, he sat around at home and was too lazy to find an engineering job and worked a few $10 an hour construction jobs. I'm having mixed feelings about getting a place with this guy. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 18, 2008 - 52 answers

Roommate dating

I'm dating a roommate, but we need an excuse to go into her bedroom after a date. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2008 - 14 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

Come out already, damn..

How do I help my obviously gay, claiming to be straight roommate come out of the closet? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Aug 1, 2008 - 53 answers

Roommate in NYC

Thinking about getting a roomate to live in my apartment in NYC...Where are good places to find one, please tell me some of your New York Roomate stories, and how I could screen for people to move in my place? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Jul 31, 2008 - 9 answers

Drinking in the Financial Drama

My roommate and I split evenly the cost of groceries and household items. However, we have dramatically different alcohol consumption habits. What's the fairest way to split the cost of alcohol in our household? And is there a way for me to raise the issue with her without creating drama? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jul 25, 2008 - 49 answers

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