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My roommate thinks he should not have to pay for internet,cable TV, utilities, and things like food and laundry soap. What do I do?

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I agree with Candybar. At this point, write down all the expenses and what it cost and show him on paper so he can see it for himself. If food is a problem, buy your food separately.This should have been done in the beggining.

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Hi Ladywood! Doing well?
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Yes, just fighting the cold weather here in the Midwest. Gonna be up to 66 in a few! My walks in the woods behind our house will be a little nicer... Hope your doing well !
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I am. Thanks. I'm in NC. Had a wicked ice storm. (Sorry, originally from Boston). People down here just shut down kinda crazy.
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well you pay half of everything and he pays the other half of everything and then say too bad you use everything too so you should pay what you used

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Thank u. I'm going to take a poll and show him that more people will probably say the same thing.
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buy your stuff only..

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He pays half or moves out. Some people just don't get it do they?

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Yeah everyone is right!! He thinks that I would be paying for that stuff anyway. OMG I told him that he uses more of the utilities and food etc.,, oh and coffee!!! He drinks WAY more than I do. Thank u for ur reply
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Yw. Good luck to you
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buy stuff only for you and tell him to that if he doesn't pay his fair share you show him the door.

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Sounds like a headache that will only get worse. Move out or get a new roommate?

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UM, get a new roommate!!!?

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Tell him that he needs to pay for half of everything. If he refuses to kick him out.

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Tell him he HAS to.

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If he / she don`t want to pay, ask him/her to pay or one of you have to leave out.

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This should have all been in writing. In a rental contract. Without your tenant understanding the lease, or signing anything...you're screwed.

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I know I was just doing a friend a favor. Well, as they say" no good deed goes unpunished". I've never had a roommate before. Plus didn't know he was going to be here this long. Time for the BOOT! Thank u for ur reply
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Candy, I really like the picture.
Your advice on this is right on. Some people assume it's okay for other people to pay their expenses. This roommate needs the boot.
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Thanks Rath. Took it 2-3 days ago because my other one got deleted. Forgot my makeup though ...
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I also did not think he'd be that stupid!!! Oh and a mooch. I guess you really don't know people until ya live with them! Well NEVER again.
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Then don't allow them to use any of those luxuries!! AT ALL!!

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Since you're pretty much doing this for poll purposes... your roommate is an irresponsible, selfish and a leaching roommate. Where exactly does your roommate believe that these things come from and are available? Should pay half

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I'm going to show him ALL of the answers I have received. ( you all say the same thing). And show him the door or give me the money. I also liked the password thing!
There is power in numbers!! LOL
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Well put a password on wifi or computer so he can't use Internet, I'd lock away anything that he hasn't payed for, as for electric and other utilities tell him straight up, either pay half or raise his rent or he's evicted.

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You have your answers, now all you need is the strength to act. Good luck ,it's not easy.


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Yes u are right. I kicked him out for the night.
Thank ALL of you for your support. I am taking all of the great advice!
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Find another roommate.

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