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20th-Oct-2008 06:04 pm
What is the most equitable solution for the remaining roomies if one is forced out for nonpayment?
20th-Oct-2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't you just recalculate the split of the rent based on n-1 people (versus n people)?  Or are there dynamics?
20th-Oct-2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Find a replacement. Calculate rent for n-1 roomies until then.
21st-Oct-2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Decide whether to replace or not. If replacing, until you find a replacement either split evenly among remainders, or else in proportion to current rents (if not paying equally), or somewhere between the two. If not replacing, determine how empty room will be used, and split its cost according to usage - if it'll be another common room, split evenly among all users; if two people are using it as an office, they two cover the whole cost and split how they decide. If the missing person is sharing a room, another option is to have the other person pay the amount in full since the others don't benefit from the missing person.
21st-Oct-2008 12:44 am (UTC)
An extra $95 per person or $114 per room does not sound good to me. I think the best situation is:

(a) He pays and continues to pay or (b) He leaves ASAP, we rent his room ASAP, and he pays want he owes.

The issue is compensating for potential vacancies. In which case I think continuing to charge him during the vacancy (unfair) or distributing the costs among all of us for a hopefully very short period of (also unfair) are the only real options.

I think we should put out a feeler on CL/elsewhere. See if anyone might be interested in the room nowish to ease the transition--unless he has a miracle play up his sleeve.
21st-Oct-2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Remember, I gave him until Friday. He might do something useful.
21st-Oct-2008 02:02 am (UTC)
What are the terms of the lease that you established amongst your tenants? Are you the only one on the main lease with the building? Or is everyone?

If everyone is, said person is responsible for their rent. If they refuse to pay it, then you and every other lessee is responsible for paying the extra money until you find a new tenant to occupy the room. If it's just you on the main building lease, then really, you're responsible for the extra rent. Hopefully everyone will be understanding until the situation is resolved.

And also, if you're on the main building lease and your roommates aren't and you don't have a lease written up by you for them, it's time to write a roommate lease. You need to protect yourself in these situations.

The situation really sucks and I hope you're able to resolve it.

21st-Oct-2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Repeated boots to the groin.
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