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Housemate and I are making each other miserable. What are my options?

My housemate and I have reached the point where it's really, really clear we aren't going to be able to work things out and get along. Despite this, she is digging her heels in about moving out. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by nonasuch on Jun 3, 2014 - 51 answers

Bad Roommate II: Electric Boogohgodpleasekillme

Problematic roommate finally moves out. Everybody is happy! Problematic roommate gives one day's notice that she is moving back in. Everybody is sad! How to head off disaster? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Apr 15, 2014 - 53 answers

because "wow, you're a terrible person" won't make me many friends

Getting to know your new roommates when a problematic roommate dominates it all [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Feb 8, 2014 - 22 answers

My roommate hates me. I can't afford to move out. What do I even do?

How do you live in an apartment with a roommate who would probably prefer if you dropped dead? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Nov 12, 2013 - 78 answers

Renting with roommates... can things de-escalate?

Ok, so I'm living in Chicago with a few of my SO's old roommates from college. We've known them for less than a year and I can admit maybe we jumped into a year lease too soon. However, what recourse do we have right now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Finding a roommate: beyond Craigslist edition

Where/how to find a good roommate? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on May 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Major in Sanity.

I am either starting doctoral studies this fall or downsizing to a graduate student lifestyle in preparation for entering a program next fall (2013). What kind of living arrangement is likeliest to give me the best combination of economy and sanity? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 9, 2012 - 20 answers

How to undo being thoroughly out-manipulated?

My roommate unilaterally decided to force me out of the apartment. She and 3 new tenants already signed a new lease. What are my options (if any)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 - 41 answers

Dealing with roommates?

How do I deal with feeling isolated in my own home? Kind of a long story. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Aug 23, 2011 - 20 answers

what can I do about my roomies moving out?

roommates on a shared lease moving out without 30 days notice. Do I have any legal recourse other than keeping the security deposit? [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on Jun 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Where should I live next year?

Within the next month, I'm planning to move out of my studio apartment to a house with roommates. I have two housing options available and I'm not sure which one I should choose.... [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Jun 11, 2011 - 17 answers

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego.

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego. He has been there for years, but he wants to scale down from 5 total roommates (including him) to 3 total roommates, including him. In order to scale down like this, he'll have to charge at least $1000 per roommate. Then each person will have tons of space. He wants roommates that are very nice, honest, and super-clean. Is this do-able? What can he do (he's in no position to make any major home improvements) to make it more likely that he'll find what he's looking for within a reasonable period of time?
posted by SociologistTina on Jan 18, 2011 - 11 answers

How to move to a cool area when you're young and broke and nervous

Doing my first house/apartment room hunting experience out of college and sort of unclear on the craigslist etiquette AND if I should even be looking. Would really appreciate input and advice. This is really long because I ramble...but I SWEAR it's good! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 - 21 answers

Moving to DC. How do I find a place to live?

How does one find an apartment with a roommate in a different state? I am moving to the Wash-DC area, and I need to find a place to live. I've never been there, I don't know anyone there, and I will not be going there before my relocation. What's the best way to handle this situation? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on May 12, 2010 - 21 answers

3 different rooms so 3 different rents?

I'm in the hunt for some new roommates in this house, and I'd like suggestions on how best to divvy up rent based on bedroom size and amenities. Also, how should I go about listing the rooms for rent here in central Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 15, 2010 - 11 answers

First/last month's rent scam?

Yet another roommate/deposit recovery question.... [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 7, 2008 - 11 answers

how to deal with a deadbeat roommate and angry landlord?

[nyc] my roommate is a few thousand bucks behind on rent, our lease is up at the end of august, and my other roommate and i are both very worried he's not going to give our landlord everything he's owed before then. are there any ways for the two of us who are square with the landlord financially to avoid getting massively screwed by this (in the legal system + credit records) other than us ponying up his share? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I find a place to stay?

Tried to stay with someone in a college dorm - their roommates said OK, I booked non-refundable plane tickets, I'm here now, and their roommates are backing out. Help! [more inside]
posted by mebibyte on Mar 16, 2008 - 24 answers

What to look for in a house share situation

Young (24) single female looking to sublet a room or share a house with strangers in a large US city. What things should I look for/insist on to maximize my chances of having a pleasant, safe, experience? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Am I obligated to find a replacement roommate?

Do I have the common courtesy obligation (ie, this is NOT a legal question) to find a replacement roommate on a month to month lease? What if my current roommates are being picky in terms of who they are willing to live with? At what point am I free of courteous obligations to find someone? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Nov 27, 2006 - 18 answers

"why do I always end up being the one who..."

What are some good ways to avoid strife and keep things fair in a shared living arrangement? Somewhat exhaustive explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by Oobidaius on Aug 21, 2006 - 16 answers

Help me find co-op housing in Chicago

Looking for co-op housing in Chicago. Does any one have any suggestions? Even better if the co-op is run by graduate students but it is not a necessity. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Jul 24, 2006 - 11 answers

To mate or not to roomate

I’m single, 25, and have always had at least one other housemate. Assuming that money is not a factor, what do I need to do/know before I decide to live alone? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Sep 27, 2005 - 25 answers

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