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How long before you can legally expect someone who is lodging at your residence to pay rent?

One of my housemates boyfriends has stayed at my place every night for the past month almost and I would just like to know when am I legally able to expect him to start paying rent??

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It's not how long he's been there. It's what was originally agreed upon. There's no rule that after someone has been staying there for a certain amount of time rent kicks in. You should have a talk with him and tell him that if he intends to stay, he'll have to chip in his share jf all the expenses.

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You can't expect rent payments legally unless you are the owner & or get something in writing. If you are uncomfortable with this, time to discuss it & express this & set up some guidelines.

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Discuss it with the housemate, who is technically the one responsible for letting her boyfriend stay that long. I would bring it up with her first. No free-loaders please!

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I think depending on how much you trust a person, then immediately you can accept his rent whenever he pays it.

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