Have you ever rented out rooms in your house?
I have a friend's daughter that needs to get out of the house w/ her baby (and her baby's daddy) - see my question about CPS for details of the current living arrangements.
I have a spare room that is currently junked. It needs to be cleared and cannot be as yet as it is filled with things (like a toilet) that needs to be installed in other rooms that were damaged by the foundation cracking. Thus they cannot move in until September.
I have NO furniture for this room.
But what I have a question about is what rules are approparate for renters? I would like $200 a month (utilities) insist that they keep to MY level of cleanliness and chip in with the food. (they are on assistance) They must help with the yard care (shoveling snow, mowing) and walking the dog. One or both of them will HAVE to have a job or two. There will be no babysitting ( or if there is I will charge them and I will pay them -or remove the amount from the rent if they watch my daughter) and the TV and computers will be locked and the upstairs bedrooms will be off limits. No drugs, overnight visitors or parties.
They can also only stay for the duration of my husband's deployment. (1 year)
Does this seem a bit harsh? Both are just 21, do not have GEDs and cannot drive. There are some jobs in the area they can take if one is willing to work overnights & accept minimum wage.
Due to the cut in pay due to deployment in the reserves, I will be needing some monetary help, and I am looking for a job myself that will cover my DD's Pre-K (have three interviews lined up) as my business is is the process of being shut down. And I admit that it would be nice to have some adults to talk to, BUT I do not want to be taken advantage of, nor do I want to make it that they cannot save money and get an apartment in a year.
i am writing a contract out that they will notarize, but I want to make sure this isn't unfair.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:36 AM on Jul. 12, 2011
Answer by meooma at 8:36 AM on Jul. 12, 2011
Answer by meooma at 8:37 AM on Jul. 12, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 9:03 AM on Jul. 12, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 9:05 AM on Jul. 12, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 4:34 AM on Jul. 13, 2011