Rental headaches.

Dear Clover,5 years ago

I am currently renting a room from an openly gay guy who can be somewhat emotional. I lost my job a month ago and am currently owing him rent. For a time he was fine with the fact that I was actively looking for a job. Due to his own financial troubles now he has been randomly telling me he wants me to move out if I don't pay him. Then the next day he tells me he was just in a bad mood. How do I deal with this situation?

Frustrated roomer

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Dear Frustrated roomer,5 years ago

The fact that your first sentence describes your landlord as "an openly gay guy" troubles me for some reason. The same point could have been made simply by saying you are renting a room from a very emotional person. I wonder if that makes you think it's okay to owe him rent and if you place some blame on him and his "own financial troubles" for asking you to move out.

This really isn't a situation, it's a case of owing back rent and being responsible. It doesn't matter who and what your landlord is, you are lucky he has let you stay there this long rent free.
The right thing to do is to get a job, pay him what you owe and move out. Good luck finding a job, I sincerely hope you are successful in your quest.


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