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What's your experience with temporary walls?

Help me live with my noisy roommate in a 1BR + Den. What's your experience with temporary walls? [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Dec 11, 2009 - 10 answers

 

How can I salvage a friendship when I can't be around her boyfriend?

How do I salvage a friendship in an awkward situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Potential roommate drama?

Is it a bad idea to rent a room to a friend who expressed potential romantic interest once? [more inside]
posted by cheesecake on Nov 17, 2009 - 37 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

Should I confront my roommates?

My roommates are driving me nuts; should I talk to them about it, more than I already have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 - 41 answers

Not a kid, not yet an adult.

My husband's 18 year old nephew may be moving in with us and I need some suggestions to make it a good experience. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Jun 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Ethical obligation to pay for kicked out roommate's rent?

My roommates kicked out our 4th roommate mid-month without consulting me and have since made several decisions that I believe have prevented us from finding someone for next month. I am not on the lease and my opinion has totally been discounted in this process, do I have any ethical (not legal) obligation to kick in for next month's rent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2009 - 27 answers

Snow white and the seven male roommates

I am a female college student who has decided to live with 7 males around the same age. Help me cope with this radical change and make it through the year without flipping my lid or regretting my decision! [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on May 31, 2009 - 32 answers

To pay or not to pay?

A few months ago, I lived in a four-bedroom group house. Since then, one of the roommates and I have moved into another place, two months before the lease on the group house ended. We've dutifully paid our portion of the rent on the old place, as we're legally obligated to do. Now one of the roommates is asking us for money for utilities that, of course, we haven't used. [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on May 28, 2009 - 31 answers

How to deal with flirtly roommate & his female conquests?

What makes more sense when trying to deal with feelings of irritation and jealousy towards someone who just so happens to be your roommate - coldness and avoidance, or cultivating a veneer of warmth? [more inside]
posted by afabulousbeing on Feb 18, 2009 - 23 answers

I swear I'm not anti-social.

Is moving in with a friend always a bad idea? Are some people just better suited to live by themselves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2009 - 38 answers

Dealing with the Family

How can a NYC girl survive the death of her roommate? [more inside]
posted by Hildegarde on Dec 6, 2008 - 21 answers

The ultimatum game -- Hive justice edition

Two roommates live in an apartment. One gets a girlfriend. She moves in. The landlord raises the rent. They can't agree on how to split the increase. What do you think is fair? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by kprincehouse on Dec 5, 2008 - 64 answers

Am I stuck with the cat voice for another year?!

AnnoyingAptRentalFilter: I've been in the apartment a year longer than my current roommates. We're all on the lease. We get along, but I can't see doing another whole year in this setup... [more inside]
posted by iliketolaughalot on Nov 16, 2008 - 18 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

First/last month's rent scam?

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

Do I need to pay rent for an apartment I no longer inhabit? I'm not on the lease, but these are friends.

Do I need to pay rent for an apartment I no longer inhabit? I'm not on the lease, but these are friends. Somewhat lengthy discourse to follow...bear with me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 - 4 answers

My roommate/friend has no idea how to wash dishes, but he thinks he does, and I'm worried for my health!

My roommate/friend has no idea how to wash dishes, but he thinks he does, and I'm worried for my health! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 - 59 answers

How do we pay for this mistake?

AskMe the Ethicist: how do we divide this plumbing bill among 3 roommates (or am I a jerk for not wanting to split it evenly) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2008 - 48 answers

Help! I need a hand finding an apartment in DC for 3 people all about to commute in different directions.

Help! I need a hand finding an apartment in DC for 3 people all about to commute in different directions. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Sep 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Transferring a name off of a shared lease?

Los Angeles Housing Filter: Three names and signatures on our lease. One person wants out, and to substitute another individual in his place. Any experience with who typically needs to consent here? Leaving Person + Landlord? All Tenants + Landlord? Yes, we may need a lawyer, but we're still being civil enough not to call in the big guns, and any advice/resources provided here may be sufficient. [more inside]
posted by adamk on Sep 1, 2008 - 8 answers

I'm in love with my roommate

Study abroad roommate-love 101! Help me detach! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Removing the smell of smoke from apartment?

Any tips or advice on how to remove the smell of smoke from an entire apartment? Roommate left a pot of boiling eggs on and forgot about it, am I in the clear if I ask my roommate that caused the problem to pay for it? [more inside]
posted by spacesbetween on Aug 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Anyone got a room for rent in Fullerton, CA? How 'bout advice on said subject?

I live with my parents, and I'm searching for a place to live for the first time. Somewhere near Cal State Fullerton. A question about credit checks, and how to improve my search. [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Jul 21, 2008 - 5 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

Subletfilter

My roommate and I are looking for a 3rd roommate. We will most likely end up getting a roommate who neither of us knew previously. Should my current roommate and I be the only parties who sign the lease, and technically sublet to the third, in case any problems arise, or should all three of us sign the new lease? What are pros and cons of each. Which option do you think is best. [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Jul 9, 2008 - 7 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

What should I know about living with someone from Japan?

What do I need to know about living with someone from Japan? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on May 14, 2008 - 18 answers

What's the difference between a banjo and a chainsaw?

Practicing & Playing Music in Washington DC: Learning the banjo without getting murdered [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Roommate owes me money. What do I do?

My roommate owes me $500 in bills and will likely owe twice as much until our lease is up. I need the money. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by bondgirl53001 on Apr 17, 2008 - 24 answers

Cool DIY Technology projects for new apartment?

ApartmentTechnologyFilter: What sorts of fun DIY technology projects can I use to improve the apartment-living experience for my roommates and I? [more inside]
posted by rlef98 on Apr 2, 2008 - 9 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

My roommate almost never leaves the house!

How do I get my roommate out of the house?? [more inside]
posted by bondgirl53001 on Mar 3, 2008 - 29 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

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

We adore our cat and we're good parents to her. Do we have to give her up?

Our former roommate had a cat, which he was babysitting for his ex. He lived with us for 6 months and barely acknowledged this wonderful, personable animal - they hadn't bothered to give her a name - and my girlfriend and I became close with her and kept her for 2 months after the roommate moved out. Now he has reappeared and wants to take her back to a lonely, neglected existence. We want to say no. How can we do this? [more inside]
posted by empty commercial spaces on Jan 11, 2008 - 94 answers

Do I have to pay for my roommate's HD-TV add-ons for the cable bill?

Do I have to pay for my roommate's HD-TV add-ons for the cable bill? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Dec 27, 2007 - 57 answers

Would my roommate's boyfriend's surprise appearance be unwanted?

My roommate's long-distance boyfriend asked me to help him surprise her. But I'm afraid he might be the one who gets surprised, if she's sleeping with someone else (I'm not sure). What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2007 - 30 answers

My roommate is stalking my sister.

My roommate is stalking my sister. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2007 - 31 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

The Case of the Mysterious Headache Mystery House: Or, Why does everyone have headaches?

Why do we all have headaches? Or The Case of the Mysterious Headache Mystery House. [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo on Nov 6, 2007 - 27 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

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

My roommates are driving me nuts. How do I make them stop?

What can I do about my roommates that f**k with me? Is there some legal way to deal with this? Is there some sort of Jedi mind trick I can put on them to make them stop? It is really getting bad and it may turn violent. Please help find a way to deal with this. [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Oct 23, 2007 - 60 answers

Roommate Troubled

How do I be a good roommate to a gal with severe Asberger's? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Work your Excel Wizardry

Calling Excel wizards: Splitting groceries in Excel between 3 people [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Aug 27, 2007 - 7 answers

How can we be randomly assigned to bedrooms?

My future flatmates and I would like to be randomly assigned to the bedrooms in our apartment. There are three of us, but one of us is currently overseas until we move in. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Jun 22, 2007 - 24 answers

How to make first year living easier

Are there any faux-pas to watch out for when looking for accomodations for University? Snag: I'm going into first year Undergrad, the year most people either spend at home or in University provided residence. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jun 7, 2007 - 21 answers

Roommate is an addict, how do I deal with this?

I'm pretty sure my roommate is an addict, how do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by debu on Jun 5, 2007 - 48 answers

Sign lease or move?

Sign lease or move? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 27, 2007 - 7 answers

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