Users' questions

Why does my roommate never leave?

Why does my roommate never leave?

Maybe your roommate has other behaviors from the problem that causes them never to leave the room, such as if they’re depressed. If your roommate is so anti-social, such as becoming smelly, get the dorm or housing director to come into the room, so they can see what it’s really like.

What to do if you have a toxic roommate?

5 Ways to Deal with a Toxic Roommate (When Your Lease Isn’t Up for Another 10 Months)

  1. Invest in a Good Pair of Headphones. Yes, this is a total Band-Aid solution, but it also works.
  2. Stop Negative Talk in Its Tracks.
  3. Pick Up a New, Out-of-the-House Hobby.
  4. Don’t Take on Extra Housework.
  5. Try to Have Empathy.

What should you do if your roommate loses their job?

You need to make sure your housemates can actually afford the rent. If your roommate loses their job or their income dips and they don’t have an emergency fund, you could get stuck with the rent and utility bills. See the “joint and several liability” clause in your lease agreement.

Is it good to collect money from roommates?

Collecting money from your housemates and paying each bill on time is a thankless job — and one that can haunt you if your housemates question you later about the actual bill costs and payments. To make for a happy household, watch out for these common pitfalls. 1. Don’t Split the Cost of Furniture

What should I do if my roommates split the cost?

If you do split the cost, be prepared to leave it behind, trash it, or deal with selling it on Craigslist. To keep things fair, discuss who’s going to buy what furniture ahead of time, and make sure everyone contributes beyond their bedroom. For example, my old roommate and I completely furnished our two-bedroom house by dividing up the rooms.

Is there a problem with my college roommate?

Determine If There Is a Problem If you think you’re having roommate problems, one of two things is possible: Your roommate knows it, too, or your roommate is completely clueless.

Why do I have so many problems with my roommate?

Each of us comes in to a roommate relationship with our own expectations for how clean we like our home to be. Unfortunately, often those expectations don’t align, and one roommate can end up feeling like the other doesn’t put in their fair share of the work when it comes to keeping a neat home.

What can I do if my roommate is not paying rent?

You can try to collect rent from the nonpaying roommate. If friendly measures don’t work, consider suing your roommate in small claims court. You Can’t Evict!

How much money can I Sue my roommate for?

You can sue for the amount you’re owed up to the state limit for small claims court, which usually ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. (If the amount of money your roommate owes you is more than your small claims court’s limit, though, you might want to contact a local landlord-tenant attorney to discuss your options.)

What kind of proof do I need to sue my roommate?

One of the most important pieces of evidence you’ll need in court (if you decide to sue) is proof that your roommate or cotenant was in fact responsible for paying a share of the rent. Usually, you’ll have one of the following: Lease. If you and your roommate both signed a lease with the landlord, you are considered cotenants.