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Old 10-06-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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I am considering moving out of my home (wife still there) and have never rented before. What are the differences of renting a room in someones house verse just renting an apartment? If I decide to leave after a few months would that be a problem?
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Maine
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It depends on the arrangement with the owner of the house. Some would want a lease specifying the length of stay. Typically under hte law if there is no lease term per se, then it is a month-to-month arrangment and either party has to give a certain number of days notice to the other (typically 30 days.)

The biggest difference to me between renting a room from someone and a whole apt is that with my own place I'd have privacy and would not have to worry about the other person being a nutcase, to put it bluntly.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:46 AM
 
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It depends on the arrangement with the owner of the house. Some would want a lease specifying the length of stay. Typically under hte law if there is no lease term per se, then it is a month-to-month arrangment and either party has to give a certain number of days notice to the other (typically 30 days.)

The biggest difference to me between renting a room from someone and a whole apt is that with my own place I'd have privacy and would not have to worry about the other person being a nutcase, to put it bluntly.
Excellent reply!
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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I am considering moving out of my home (wife still there)
If it's your home, why doesn't she move out? Especially if she was unfaithful, I'd kick her to curb in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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If it's your home, why doesn't she move out? Especially if she was unfaithful, I'd kick her to curb in a heartbeat.
Making wild assumptions again, VAW?
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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I have done both. It is cheaper to rent a room, but know the parameters, can you use the rest of the house, or just your room? Can you have a separate lock on your door? I requested a dead bolt, and locked it when I was gone, and there. An apartment, more expensive, but you get more time to yourself. When I lived with roommates, I found myself not wanting to be home as much. I spent more time at work, at the gym, out.

too bad you can't work things out at home, just have your own room at your house. When I got divorced, my husband and I lived that way for years. He had the downstairs, I had the upstairs. We stayed away from each other.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd check in my area for SRO rentals (single room only). They are usually renovated hotels and motels that will allow you a greater measure of privacy than renting in someone else's house.

I'd consider making the house into a duplex and continue sharing the expense with the wife. It could work out if you first you put all of the ground rules in writing.

Just a thought!
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