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Re: New Home Owner, 25 Living with Long Time Friend wh
on July 11, 2012 @16:15
The property owner should determine what the end result should be
The property owner (you), if able to manage the mortgage and expenses independent of the co-tenant roommate, should seek to remedy the awkward situation by setting a move-out date within the next three to six months. Do not pull the Its my house routine. or Im doing you a favor because
routine. (which will seem superior), if you are not able to afford the mortgage and expenses independent of the co-tenant roommate.)
Approach the matter politely by making the move-out the co-tenant roommates own idea. Suggest to the co-tenant roommate that this may be in his own best interest, in order to provide more independence and privacy to manage his personal adult life.
In the interim, maintain the relationship now and preserve the relationship for the future
The co-tenant roommate is really a friend/brother figure which does not require a written lease agreement.The co-tenant roommate rent should be increased due to the increased wear and tear, and utility use by the girlfriend -- more electric, water, etc. -- if the co-tenant roommate decides to remain.
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