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I am beyond frustrated! Hubby and I decided that we were gonna take in a roommate before we knew we were pregnant. We talked with the guy and made sure he was aware it was always a possibility. He was totally ok with it. We even talked about getting a bigger place once the lease was up if that happened. We got him on our year lease, he signed it and we sent to back to the landlord.
Lo and behold, I got that BFP. We told him since he would be living with us. And now he's having second thoughts.... I'm furious! The guy already committed and signed the lease! Hubby and I were counting on that extra income ESPECIALLY since the baby is coming! Plus, my hubby is leaving for 4 months this summer and money will be tight, which is another reason we decided to take in a roommate.
Ugh! Why are people so immature? If he really backs out we have to pray our landlord will give us another lease and not kick us out. I've already had to re-do the lease like 6 times since I moved in here 2 years ago. If we get kicked out, we literally have no place to go.
I can understand him not wanting to stay once the baby is born. I mean, it will disrupt him and he didn't really sign up for that. BUT!! The baby won't be here until November, so I would tend to hold him responsible for his share until then. It's 9 months away...he has NO REASON to break the lease right now.
If he is on the lease and you ACTIVELY try to find a new roomate and cannot, I believe you can take him to small claims court for his share of the rent.
I agree with fancy pants. He should at least stay until the lease is up. If not, hold him liable for it. I know he is a friend and all, but a friend would not leave another friend after promising they would stay to help out.