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Mari-Louise | 10 Jun 2016, 06:10 PM Agree 0
Good Day

I just want to find out I rent a room in a house with 3 other men. We all pay rent per room. I asked the landlord if my girlfriend can move in as she is a student.

They now expect my girlfriend to pay the same rent as we do per room where she is in fact staying in my room and doesn't have her own room. Does she need to pay this and not having a room but in fact sharing my room.

I can understand that she needs to pay her share of electricity and water but I don't see that she need to pay rent and not have her own room.

Thank you
  • Mary | 18 Jan 2017, 12:19 AM Agree 0
    My personal opinion: yes, your girlfriend has to pay rent, as she lives in property. However, I don’t think that she has to pay for the separate room. Offer your landlord to split a rent by square footage. Rent per square foot is calculated by dividing the rent amount by the number of square feet rented.
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