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2015/01/04 13:35:11 (permalink)
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Quick question of sharing rent

I rent a student house with three others on an annual contract.

I am on placement in London so I will be moving back in with my dad for six weeks.

A friend of ours has said he would like to rent the room for the time I am away for 50% what I pay, which I am pretty happy with.

The others thought that the money he pays towards rent should be split evenly, but with all my bills covered by him (£50 a month).

I'm not sure what the norm is in this situation? My mum said all the money should go to me.

Thoughts?
post edited by jack5r - 2015/01/04 13:39:06

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    Ian4996
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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 13:40:50 (permalink)
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    First things first, have you got the permission of your Landlord?

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 13:47:37 (permalink)
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    if he's just paying 50% of what you would have been paying , and you are still paying the other 50% I don't see why anyone else should get anything. its not like you are making money from it

      




     
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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 13:50:51 (permalink)
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    No the landlord doesn't know. He never bothers us. I know this isn't technically legal.

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 14:09:53 (permalink)
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    He never bothers us
     
    He might start bothering you if he gets word that you've let somebody else move into his house without getting his permission! You don't own the house, so it's not for you to let whoever you like move in.

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 14:19:48 (permalink)
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    It's a risk we're happy to take. Any opinions on the rent?

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 14:34:42 (permalink)
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    Tell your mates to feck off!

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 14:39:40 (permalink)
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    My mum's thinking.. Lol.

    One issue. The other lad I live with found the tenant so I feel he should get some of the money. The others should not though?

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 14:45:58 (permalink)
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    Well he certainly has a better argument, so I guess coming to a little deal between you and him would probably be fair, although if I were him, since you're not exactly making anything I'd say you can keep it.

    Defiantly feck the others tho.

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 14:49:49 (permalink)
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    No the landlord doesn't know. He never bothers us. I know this isn't technically legal.

    So what do you think will happen if you move someone in without the others benefiting? I think i know what they will do.







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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 15:02:46 (permalink)
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    No they won't Dementia. These are civilised people and we are good friend's.

    The guy moving in is a long term friend of the other lad.

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    Re: 2015/01/04 15:06:41 (permalink)
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    This is bollocks. He's renting your room not theirs. Theyre trying it on and personally I'd laugh and tell them to do one
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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 15:19:34 (permalink)
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    Friends eh?

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 15:30:39 (permalink)
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    Two of them didn't even know he was moving in until today. And the other guy is clueless when it comes to this sort of thing so I recon he just thought it was the norm.

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 20:57:41 (permalink)
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    I'm going to go against the grain here.

    I think they have a case for getting some of the money. You chose not to live in the room you are paying for for 6 weeks. Your flat mates should be able to enjoy the benefits of having one fewer people to share the house with for that period. But instead they have someone new to share with. So it is them, not you that is inconvenienced by the new tenant. Also they are sharing the risk of subletting your room and breaking your contract with the landlord.
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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 21:38:47 (permalink)
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    Honestly I had no idea they were looking to sublet the room. This just happened. I see your point but our house is a fun social house. The more the merrier. We always have people coming round and staying. Less people = boring and quiet.

    I had a similar thought process before talking to my parents and friend's who all say they shouldn't get any money..

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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 22:11:56 (permalink)
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    Tell your mates to feck off.
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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 22:18:15 (permalink)
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    If he covers your share of the bills, then presumeably your house mates are already benefitting from the arangement, as they'll contiiinue to split the utilities 4 ways insteading of having to pay the bills between just the 3 of them? They cant reasonably ask you to pay 1/4 of the electric, heating, water etc if you're not there and not using any of those things.
     
    The 50% rent he pays just gets you some of the money back for a room that you've already paid rent on but wont be using


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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 22:23:56 (permalink)
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    Furious D
    I'm going to go against the grain here.

    I think they have a case for getting some of the money. You chose not to live in the room you are paying for for 6 weeks. Your flat mates should be able to enjoy the benefits of having one fewer people to share the house with for that period. But instead they have someone new to share with. So it is them, not you that is inconvenienced by the new tenant. Also they are sharing the risk of subletting your room and breaking your contract with the landlord.



    Why? They're already getting the benefit of what they have paid for - they've paid for a room each, they're getting a room each. In what way should they benefit from something that jack5r has paid for (his room)?
    If they really dont want a new person moving in then they've got the right to say so, and split the bills 3 ways instead of 4 - but then evreyone in the house is worse off one way or another - jack5er by paying for an empoty room, them in higher bills. If that's their choice then fine, but I dont see any kind of right to benefit from his room being empty. He's paid for it.


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    Re: Quick question of sharing rent 2015/01/04 23:04:13 (permalink)
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    I agree with the other guys above
     
    your mates should keep quiet , yes it is an inconvenience for them to be with someone new for 6 weeks but thats it, if there mates they should see your only doing it to cover yourself while your away . Its not like your sub letting on a year contract.
     
    Tell em to f off they aint getting no money. If your on an earner different story but this is just to get by for 6 weeks.



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