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Getting Rid of My Roommate

About 4 months ago, one of my roommates moved out to move back east and one of her co-workers (who we'd met a few times) moved in to replace her. My name is on the lease and there are two other people (total). The new person is a real problem - she's a mess - late hours, never cleans up, she's nasty and she was late with 2 rent checks and acts like she's doing me a favor when she pays.

This month, her check (late) bounced and the landlady called me and she was very upset. I want the new girl out now! But I don't know how to do it - I've asked her nicely and now not so much to leave and she just basically tells me to take a leap. We have no written agreement or anything. I'm sure I'm not the first person to experienced this - what has worked?
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Anna Lobdell
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If there is no contract, and she did not sign anything, don't get overly worried about telling them to take a hike. She's living there on your sufferance, so if she is a problem, and won't leave when you tell her too, write it out that she has a certain amount of time to vacate, talk to your landlady about it, and if all else fails call the cops, get her kicked out, and slap her with a restraining order.

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You need to get legal advice;otherwise, you could wound up doing something that could cost you monetarily whether than she paying you. It seems that your room mate may already know what her rights are legally. This is perhaps why she is not bothered by your disliking her presence. She is a tenant. It matters not that you have not signed anything. Verbal contracts are as binding. That fact that she has paid you a portion of the rent serves has a contractual agreement. If you do not handle this situation "by the book," it can cost you big.

Good Luck!

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I'd talk to the landlord about paying separately so you all don't have to share in her late fees. I doubt the landlord will help you evict the roommate though, becuase that is expensive and costly for them to do.

I can't believe you guys have talked to her about how much you dislike her living there and she isn't fazed. Sounds like a real winner. Maybe you guys should drop all subtlty and make her living situation as miserable as she makes yours. That would work for getting me the heck out of there

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