Roommate Charges Me Extra Rent For Utilities, AITA For Moving Out?

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Living with a roommate can be challenging, especially when financial disagreements are involved. One Reddit user shared her story of living with a messy roommate who charged her extra rent and utilities. The situation escalated when the roommate asked for even more money, making the Reddit user feel like a freeloader. After being offered a better living situation, the user decided to move out, causing financial stress for the roommate. But was the Reddit user in the wrong for putting her own needs first? Read on to find out and weigh in with your own opinion.

Sharing a house with unfair rent, AITA for leaving? 🤔

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Unequal rent and garage usage, fair for roommates? 🤔

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Living with a messy roommate, struggling with mental health

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Living with a messy and demanding roommate with pets 🐶🐱

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Unfair rent distribution, OP moves out 🚪

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Roommate charging extra for utilities, AITA for moving out? 🤔

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Roommate charges extra for utilities and more, AITA for leaving? 💸

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

🤑 Roommate wants me to pay extra for utilities, AITA?

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Making an exit, moving in with a friend 🚚

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Feeling unwelcome in my own home, moving out 🚚

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Leaving a stressful roommate, AITA? 🤔

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Roommate demands extra rent for utilities, AITA for moving out? 🤔

Living with roommates can be difficult, especially regarding finances and responsibilities. In this case, the poster has been charged extra rent for utilities and feels like a freeloader. On top of that, she has to take care of her messy roommate's animals and clean up after her. To make matters worse, her tiny room barely fits her bed, while her roommate has a bedroom and a spare room for herself. After her roommate demanded even more money for utilities, the poster decided to move out and was wondering if she was in the wrong. It's understandable why she would want to leave a stressful situation and live with a friend who offers cheaper rent and emotional support. But is it fair for her to put more financial burden on her roommate? What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

👍 NTA. Don't feel guilty, move out if it's a better deal.

scoobydidoob | scoobydidoob

NTA - Roommate financially abuses OP, expects free cleaning and is angry they're leaving 🚪💰

tuttkraftverk | tuttkraftverk

Financially exploited? 🚪Get out and move on, NTA.

NaNaNaNaNatman | NaNaNaNaNatman

Importance of written rental agreements, NTA for moving out 📝

apryzzle | apryzzle

Moving out to reduce financial burden, NTA! 👏

FL1ghtlesswaterfowl | FL1ghtlesswaterfowl

Broken agreements? Move out stress-free! 🏠

UTCapn5 | UTCapn5

Putting your health first is NTA. Good for you! ❤

AbbyBirb | AbbyBirb

No lease, no problem. NTA for moving out. 🏠

dwells2301 | dwells2301

You deserve better! 🙌 Glad you're moving on. #NTA

HPNerd44 | HPNerd44

Setting boundaries is important, NTA for moving out 🚪👋

lemonbalmm | lemonbalmm

Moving out to save cash 💰: NTA

WhosMimi | WhosMimi

Moving out was the right call! 🚚💨 Cheaper and better roommate 🤝

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Don't be a freeloader in your own space! 🙅‍♀️

imsorryilosturpotato | imsorryilosturpotato

Prioritize your wellbeing, NTA for moving out 🚪💸

Izankaleli | Izankaleli

Don't feel guilty, you're NTA for moving out 🚚

TrustedTriangle | TrustedTriangle

Breaking agreements and charging extra rent? Good call on moving out 👍

stephanielb29 | stephanielb29

👍 Good call, prioritize your well-being and leave toxic roommate situation.

Busy-Party1600 | Busy-Party1600

Unfair roommate charges extra rent, NTA for moving out 😡

Astroboyblue | Astroboyblue

Don't let roommates take advantage of you! NTA 👏

Gr0uchPotato | Gr0uchPotato

Leaving was the right choice. Boundaries are key 🙌

MindDeep2823 | MindDeep2823

Don't be guilt-tripped! Move out and save money 💰

yankeerebel62 | yankeerebel62

Good riddance to bad roommates 🙌 Enjoy the new place!

literalgarbageyo | literalgarbageyo

Moving on up! 🚚 NTA found a better situation and gave notice.

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

It's your life, your rules 🤘🏼. J can find someone else 🤷🏻‍♀️.

panic_bread | panic_bread

Moving out? NTA! 🚚

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Not the a**hole! 🔥 Short and sweet judgement.

Pretend_Low_8491 | Pretend_Low_8491

Sounds like a smart move! 🏠💸 Win-win for sure.

phred_666 | phred_666

Heartbreaking potato theft leads to emotional exchange 🥔💔

krish_talesara | krish_talesara

Don't let anyone charge you extra for utilities! 💸💸

travellingdink | travellingdink

Not the a**hole for leaving over unfair rent charges 💸🚪

Moonchild1297 | Moonchild1297

Don't let her take advantage of you, move on 🚶‍♂️

carprill | carprill

Take care of yourself first! Good luck 🤞🏼

pandaphanta | pandaphanta

Protect yourself! ✍️ NTA gets written agreement.

qpitass | qpitass

Don't let anyone take advantage of you. Stand up for yourself! 🙌

ClockWeasel | ClockWeasel

Roommate's sweet deal backfires, she's upset about losing it 😏

Frosty-Examination33 | Frosty-Examination33

Escape the roommate scam! NTA, get a written agreement 📝

Bubbyscranky | Bubbyscranky

👍 NTA. Sometimes, moving out is the best option. 👋

Gloomy_Rent8248 | Gloomy_Rent8248

No need to pay for someone else's bills. 💸 NTA!

Thechellbob | Thechellbob

Standing up to unfair rent charges, NTA for moving out 💪

aabbccbb | aabbccbb

Protect yourself: always get agreements in writing! 📝

LauraPtown | LauraPtown

Don't be a doormat again! Move on to a better home 🏠

ewearehere | ewearehere

Secure your new deal in writing! 🖊️

No-End3167 | No-End3167

Leaving toxic roommate and their finances behind. ✌️

palomabarcelona | palomabarcelona

You're definitely NTA! J charging you more rent & expecting you to do everything is unfair! 😊

No-Idea-Y-Im-here | No-Idea-Y-Im-here

Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya 🚪👋

Background_Ruin_3631 | Background_Ruin_3631

Leaving toxic roommate and their mess, NTA 👍

Squigglepig52 | Squigglepig52

Document your stay and departure carefully. 📸

Admirable-Newt2533 | Admirable-Newt2533

Get out of there! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Horrible roommates are the worst.

costapespia83 | costapespia83

Standing up for yourself is the best thing you did 💪👏

DriftingWings | DriftingWings

Make sure to remove all your info and logins before leaving! 👍

NaNaNaNaNatman | NaNaNaNaNatman

Moving out after extra rent for utilities, NTA wins.

Limerase | Limerase

Just get out of there 🏃‍♂️ NTA obviously 💁‍♀️

PhantomO1 | PhantomO1

Curious cats causing chaos downstairs, but no witnesses in sight 🐱

Redd_Army_of_One | Redd_Army_of_One

Setting boundaries and having written contracts is important. NTA 👍

coatrack68 | coatrack68

Friend charges OP more rent and utilities, NTA for leaving 🏃‍♀️

JCWa50 | JCWa50

Stand your ground! NTA! 🙅‍♀️

VintageSed | VintageSed

Taking control of your own living situation 💪🏼

scarletnightingale | scarletnightingale

Leaving a roommate over extra rent charges? 💸 NTA.

Aspen9999 | Aspen9999

Illegal tenancy and a shady "landlord" - NTA for moving out 🚪

j4ckb1ng | j4ckb1ng

Don't let anyone take advantage of you! 🚫💸

TheRedQueen1323 | TheRedQueen1323

Learning to stand up for yourself, NTA for moving out 😎

[deleted] | [deleted]

Fair to leave after 2 years of extra rent charges 💰

renderedren | renderedren

Check out this book recommendation for setting boundaries 💪

BrokenDragonEgg | BrokenDragonEgg

Put yourself first! NTA 👍

Admirable-Fuel-71 | Admirable-Fuel-71

Roommate gets roasted for charging extra rent, NTA wins 👀

BadTemperedBadger | BadTemperedBadger

Roommate charged unfair rent and utilities, OP not the a**hole 💸

gsydhsbj | gsydhsbj

Escape the cramped room! 🏃‍♀️ NTA for moving out.

jklmnopqrst2023 | jklmnopqrst2023

Good for you! 🎉 Moving out is the right decision.


Don't let guilt keep you in a crummy living situation. 👏

dontchyuwannaknow | dontchyuwannaknow

Escape while you can! Moving out is the best decision. NTA 👍

greatgrandmasylvia | greatgrandmasylvia

Always get it in writing! 📝 Good advice for any agreement.

Gurkeprinsen | Gurkeprinsen

Commenter rightfully moves out, roommate responsible for finding solutions 💪

ArchyDWolf | ArchyDWolf

Don't be a maid, move out! 🚶‍♀️ NTA

jeremyfrankly | jeremyfrankly

Always prioritize yourself, NTA! 🙌

Electrical-Ad-1798 | Electrical-Ad-1798

Don't feel bad for leaving! 🙌 NTA all the way!

SammyLoops1 | SammyLoops1

Rent is a business transaction 💼 Stand up for yourself! NTA.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Find a considerate roommate and leave greedy J behind! 🏠💸

JCBashBash | JCBashBash

Escape the nightmare 😱. NTA for moving out.

Thamwoofgu | Thamwoofgu

NTA for leaving over unfair extra rent charges 💸🚶‍♀️

HRHArgyll | HRHArgyll