Am I wrong in feeling this way?

  • TENNMAN07

    Posts: 18

    Sep 10, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    I lost my job back in 2010 and had to rent out my spare bedroom so I could afford the rent and utilities, and I am now working again, but the job does not pay enough for me to afford the place on my own.
    That guy that is renting the room has lived here since December 2010 and the bathroom he uses he has never cleaned it once and I kept noticing a odor coming from his room and so one day I opened the door to his room and found the floor covered in clothes, trash and dirty dishes, the bathtub in the bathroom is covered in dirt and grime, and the toilet is disgusting. Am I right in feeling that I should say something to him? When I posted the ad to rent the room I did put that the person was to keep things clean. I am not a clean freak, nor a mean person, but I am not one to live in filth.
    I have also thought of putting a ad on craigslist to find another person to rent the room, but I can't show the room to anyone with him being here and the mess the bedroom and bathroom is in. I had ask him one other time to clean the bathroom, he said he would, but he never did.
    Someone told me once that it is your home, your name is on the lease, so you can do what ever you want.
    This month has also been the second time he has told me that his college grant money was messed up and he wouldn't get it until the 3rd or 4th week of the this month, so he would not be able to pay his part of the rent or utilities until then, so I had to borrow the money from someone to pay the his part of the rent. The college messing up his grant money I know is not his fault, but he also works at Walmart, but he said his money from Walmart goes towards his car payment, gas and food.
    I make 8.50 an hour, work 40 hours a week, and I am able to come up with my share of the money plus pay my 387.00 a month car payment, and my phone bill.
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    Sep 10, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    I don't think it's wrong because you said it yourself, your name is on the lease...not his. Therefore, if the property manager comes to do an inspection, who do you think they will hold accountable for the condition of the place?
  • masculumpedes

    Posts: 5549

    Sep 10, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    NO, it's not wrong.....you gave him a nice place to stay and he should at least try to keep it that way. If possible, I would go ahead and tell him that it is just not working out and give him his notice. After he is gone and the home is presentable again, put a rental ad out again. Or you can go ahead and place an ad ahead of time with a future "rental date".

    In the past, I've had so many bad roommates that I am finally thankful to have found the great guy that I have now. On December 30th, we will have been roommates for 8 years. icon_biggrin.gif