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    • SORN
    • By SORN 9th May 18, 2:21 PM
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    Away from home reduced rent
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    • 9th May 18, 2:21 PM
    Away from home reduced rent 9th May 18 at 2:21 PM
    Thank you for entering

    I will be abroad for a few months for work and my landloard reduced my rent from 490/month to 450/month and i did allow him to have a friend sleeping in my room

    Is this a fair deal?

    any suggestion will be very appreciative

    Thank you very much in advance for your support
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    • HampshireH
    • By HampshireH 9th May 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:26 PM
    Eh?
    Are you a lodger or a tenant?

    You have agreed for someone to stay in your room yet continue to pay for that room.

    Doesn't work for me...

    If I was still paying I would expect it to stay empty and all my stuff safe and secure
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 9th May 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:26 PM
    The only fair deal is whatever you and your landlord can mutually agree is fair.

    What anyone else thinks of a private arrangement between you and your landlord is frankly irrelevant.
    • El Torro
    • By El Torro 9th May 18, 2:28 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:28 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:28 PM
    How much rent is this "friend" going to pay? Probably a lot more than 40 a month.


    Sounds like a pretty sweet deal for your landlord, not so good for you. If it were me in that situation I'd be looking to pay 50% or less. Basically you're just paying him to store your stuff while you're away.
    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 9th May 18, 2:31 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:31 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:31 PM
    Who will be paying the household bills in your absence - you, the landlord or his friend?
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 9th May 18, 3:06 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 3:06 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 3:06 PM
    now that you told him, whether you allow or not, he might try it on as your away
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • SORN
    • By SORN 9th May 18, 5:32 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:32 PM
    Lodger with a live in Landlord
    • #7
    • 9th May 18, 5:32 PM
    Lodger with a live in Landlord
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 9th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:33 PM
    I think that as a deal it sucks....for you that is.
    • SORN
    • By SORN 9th May 18, 5:34 PM
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    • #9
    • 9th May 18, 5:34 PM
    his friend will not pay nothing of course
    • #9
    • 9th May 18, 5:34 PM
    his friend will not pay nothing of course
    • SORN
    • By SORN 9th May 18, 5:37 PM
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    the landlord his friend I won't pay nothing
    I don't think he is going to charge his friend
    • need an answer
    • By need an answer 9th May 18, 5:40 PM
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    need an answer
    I don't think he is going to charge his friend
    Originally posted by SORN
    so my guess is that you have now answered your own original question over whether it was a fair deal.

    Why charge his friend when the bulk of the rent is being paid by you.
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    • HampshireH
    • By HampshireH 9th May 18, 5:56 PM
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    As long as you are happy with someone else in your room with your things..... If anything goes missing though....

    What happens when you want to go home and the friend refuses to move out?
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 9th May 18, 6:10 PM
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    Very bad deal, you are paying for the room.
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