Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Changing Roommates

Changing roommates is really starting to wear on me. My old roommate (C) is officially moved out of our place and with some of my stuff. Almost everyday I have to call or text message her about belongings of mine that she has taken to her new home. I am sure that it was not intentional (or she claims that it is not), but it is still frustrating. I didn't realize that I should have stayed in town this weekend instead of visiting my family to make sure that she only took out what was hers. And the worst part, she probably has more stuff of mine that I just don't use as frequently and realize that she has taken.

The other problem is bills. She signed a lease until August 31, 2008. I found another friend of mine that would be willing to sub-lease from her until the lease expires and she can sign a new lease, but truthfully that friend is really helping her out. We got a cable bill in yesterday which covers the month of May and C has asked that R (the soon-to-be new roommate) pay the bill since she will technically be in the house for the month of May. This is really frustrating to me because I cannot afford the bills by myself, but I don't feel that I should ask R to pay the cable bill until next month. Plus, I refuse to pay more than my portion when I am upholding my lease obligations until it expires.

What is the best way to approach C?

I don't want to ruin our friendship, but this is really starting to stress me out. I live on a very strict budget. Also, I don't think that I should be the go-through person. I believe that C should contact R and they can come to some kind of agreement about the rent/bills etc.

1 comment:

nklsmom said...

It might be a good idea to tell C that you want to make sure nothing comes in the way of your friendship and have the newbie contact her. That way the two of them can decide what is "fair" as far as bills are concerned. It IS NOT your job considering you aren't the one that changed the original contract. Good Luck!