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Thinking about moving, when is enough, enough?

Roommate/Renting Filter: Should I stay or should I go? I've rented room in a nice neighborhood for 3 years. I'm sick of my roommate and I want to be more social. Advice/opinions needed. (long version within) [more inside]
posted by Polgara on Apr 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I ask my roommate's permission to date her friend?

Should I ask my roommate's permission to date her friend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 14 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 do we re-distribute rent to accommodate for a move-in girlfriend?

My roommate's girlfriend moved into our three bedroom apartment and we're about to re-sign the lease. I think we should take the new person into account and re-distribute the rent to accommodate for a fourth roommate, but what is the most fair way to do this? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jan 4, 2011 - 42 answers

How do I deal with my roommate?

Help me deal with my roommate in a nice, calm, rational way [more inside]
posted by duddes02 on Dec 10, 2010 - 39 answers

Should I jointly sign a lease with strangers?

DC-Lease-Filter: Should I jointly sign a lease with 2 roommates I just met, wherein each roommate is "jointly and severally responsible for each and every provision in the lease" - including the total rent for the house? [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Either he spontaneously combusted or has become allergic to money.

I have my former roommate's security deposit. I don't know his new address. How do I get him the money slash how long do I have to keep trying to contact him before I'm allowed to give up and keep it for myself? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 20, 2010 - 35 answers

Permission to paint a room?

I got a new roommate who painted her room dark gray. I wasn't home when she painted and I found out when I got home. Should she have asked permission? [more inside]
posted by duddes02 on Sep 13, 2010 - 59 answers

Lease Issues

I live with two other people in an apartment in Illinois. The lease holder of the apartment was just hospitalized for what be an extrended period and myself and the other apartment-mate are not on the lease. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 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

What is it like to live with law students?

What is it like living with law students as roommates? [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 on Aug 5, 2010 - 18 answers

How to rent a room in my awesome apartment..

I'm renting an apartment in Somerville, MA. My landlord has given me permission to have a roommate. He seems, however, resistant to the idea of putting said potential roommate on the lease (I suppose it's more work for him..?). How should I approach renting out a room in my place? [more inside]
posted by LittleKnitting on Jul 22, 2010 - 11 answers

I will call it "my cell"

I'm thinking of renting a room with no windows! Yes/No? [more inside]
posted by niccolo on Jul 13, 2010 - 40 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

Do I have bugs? How can I tell? What should I do?

Something is biting me. I think it might be bedbugs. But last time I thought I had bedbugs it turned out to be something else entirely. So, how can I figure out for sure what it is? What precautions should I take? And, perhaps more importantly, how do I notify my roommates in a timely fashion without unnecessarily freaking them out if it turns out to be a non-problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Can people with different roommate styles live together?

How do I deal with having a roommate who has never had roommates before and has different expectations about being roommates than I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 - 30 answers

How to deal with roommate who helps himself to my stuff

How to deal with roommate who helps himself to my stuff A little background: one of the roommates is the daughter of the landlord and she lives with her boyfriend on the floor above. We share a kitchen and they often use other common areas like the living room on my floor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2010 - 40 answers

Temporary dwelling, permanent love

I am renting a room in shared house, which means that, as with many roomies/housemates, the bulk of my possessions have to live in one room. Please suggest blogs or tips for organising and making the place look nice! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

One can't subsist on fat and sugar alone

My flatmate doesn't eat much, subsisting on yogurt and croissants. Advice on dealing with a anorexic roommate as a chef who cooks food all the time at home and how to get my mind around this. [more inside]
posted by camerasforeyes on Feb 9, 2010 - 38 answers

How do I keep everyone happy in a wierd relationship

I just entered a relationship with my (female) best friend of 3 years and roommate. We've previously never so much as cuddled and recently became very open about our feelings for each other and realized that we want to be together. We are extremely excited about where things are going. There's a problem though... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 - 17 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

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


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

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