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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

A room of one's own... please.

My friend recently moved into a new apartment where the two bedrooms are separated by french doors (with glass panes). What is the best way to soundproof this wall? Interested in both the cheapest and most soundproof solutions. Thanks!
posted by purplefiber on Jul 7, 2008 - 10 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

I Want my Roommate GONE!

I want my roommate GONE. We have no formal, signed agreement, all verbal. What do I do? What are my rights? I'm in Arizona. [more inside]
posted by TurquoiseZebra on Jun 18, 2008 - 18 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

I need a little dog advice, and a lot of roommate advice. Help me get a good night's sleep!

Can I train my roommate's dog if she's not doing it? Can I live without a full night's sleep for 5 more months? [more inside]
posted by veryhappyheidi on Apr 18, 2008 - 15 answers

My Roommate's Junk Smells

My roommate smells, and it's not just typical BO. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 27 answers

Three's a Crowd

My current roommate's friend asked if he could live with us next year. I like my current roommate, but not his friend. [more inside]
posted by proj08 on Apr 5, 2008 - 13 answers

What do college kids do that I'm going to hate in two months?

Conflict-prevention-filter: A student of mine is staying with us for the summer. No rent, no fees involved, so that makes things easier. But what sorts of things do we discuss up front so that we all get along? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Apr 3, 2008 - 10 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

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

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

Poor friend, indeed

'Poor'RoomateFilter: My roommate told me he cannot afford to pay more than the 1/3rd rent that he's paying now, yet has bought almost $400 worth of stuff he doesn't need in the last week alone. Should I press the issue or leave it be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2008 - 31 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

How to deal with good person who is a bad roommate

I bought a house a few months ago, shortly thereafter asked a friend and former housemate to move in with me, and am now feeling almost constantly enraged by behaviors that didn't bother me so much when I didn't own the house we shared. In fairness to myself, I think some of the behaviors are genuinely unfortunate--but I need some advice on what are reasonable limitations and how to stop my own complete transformation into a raging, miserable Nazi. [more inside]
posted by vegsister on Feb 21, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I be an adult?

How do I calm down and stop being constantly annoyed at an obnoxious, but ultimately harmless roommate? I treat him poorly, and though he's no bag of sunshine he's still a human being. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2008 - 31 answers

To jump, or not to jump?

My roommate likes me. A lot, it seems. He's been treating me impecably since I moved in, and I fear I'm falling for it. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Jan 4, 2008 - 40 answers

The Straw that Broke the Lease

Roommatefilter: Do I lie to my landlady and say I'm being transferred out of state, or tell her the truth...that my new roommate is a possibly dangerous alcoholic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 24 answers

Must I jettison Jezebel?

Should I be worried about my boyfriend and his smokin' hot new female roommate? Who has a tendency to sleep with her roommates regardless of their relationship status? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2007 - 89 answers

I should have made you leave your key.

My roommate gives copies of our apartment keys to visiting guests. I'm uncomfortable with this but can't think of a good argument against the practice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me kick out my roommate who hasnt payed deposit.

Another evil roommate problem: I share an apartment with my girlfriend and a roommate with a one year lease. Before we moved in in April, my girlfriend and I payed the entire deposit, and we made a verbal agreement with our roommate that she would pay her part the day we moved in. She still hasn't payed us, and now we just want her to move out because we hate her so much. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Nov 15, 2007 - 78 answers

Help me protect my stuff

How can I convince my roommate (college dorm room) in a non-awkward way that we need to lock the door? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Nov 2, 2007 - 66 answers

Chew her out, stick it out, or move out?

RoommateFilter: My roommate of over a year really gets on my nerves, and I’m too timid to confront her. Is it too late to do anything besides move out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2007 - 22 answers

I don't want a 3rd roommate!

My roommate's boyfriend spends the night... every single night. [more inside]
posted by timory on Nov 1, 2007 - 49 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

So maybe I'm a bit of a keener...

What makes a great roommate really great? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Oct 29, 2007 - 31 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

Am I screwed?

yet another Roommatefilter: Subletter informed us yesterday that she would not be staying for October. Problem- she had not planned on paying for it. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Sep 30, 2007 - 38 answers

horrible evil roommate from hell

horrible roommate filter: can she evict me? she can't- right? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Sep 24, 2007 - 20 answers

I still don't know what she's running from.

Marathon Support: What can my roommates and I do for our other roommate after she runs a marathon? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Sep 23, 2007 - 18 answers

Roommate won't stop coughing, I can't sleep.

Roommate keeps coughing. I can't sleep. I don't want to be a jerkface. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Sep 21, 2007 - 22 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

How do I deal with a combative roommate?

Help me deal with some seemingly intractable roommate issues (with bonus substance abuse drama.) [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash on Sep 18, 2007 - 24 answers

Episode 954 of Melrose Place

What would you do if one member of your inner circle is screwing around on another member? Keep quiet? Spill the beans? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Sep 16, 2007 - 43 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

How do I help my suicidal roommate?

So, one of my housemates tried to kill himself this morning. He's in the hospital, and he's going to live. Now what? [more inside]
posted by solid-one-love on Sep 11, 2007 - 26 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

Sublettee responsibilitee?

I was supposed to stay a year, but am moving out within the first month. I gave my roommate/sublettor three weeks' notice that I was moving out. Do I have to find a roommate for him? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Aug 12, 2007 - 15 answers

My office needs new meaning in life!

What should I do with my office/second bedroom? I don't use it and would love for it either generate revenue or be useful to me. [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Jul 29, 2007 - 20 answers

Moving out, need help determining who to live with...

Help me determine which roommates to reply to and where I should live?? [more inside]
posted by NotInTheBox on Jul 25, 2007 - 11 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

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

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