18-Year-Old Kicked Out By Mom Over Rent, Now Lives in Bare Apartment

An empty apartment.
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Living paycheck to paycheck is a common struggle for many young adults. However, one 18-year-old was forced to live in a bare apartment with plastic cutlery and one lightbulb after being kicked out by her mom over rent. The mom charged her 'market rate' rent since she was 16 and tried to increase it even further when the teen got a raise.

After refusing to pay more and getting kicked out, the teen is now struggling to make ends meet. When the mom came over and complained about the living conditions, the teen told her it was her fault.

Is the teen an a**hole for back chatting? Read the full story to find out.

Exploitative rent by mom leaves 18y/o in bare apartment 😢

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Kicked out over rent by mom, now back on feet 💪

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Starting from scratch: An 18-year-old's journey to independence 🏠

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Starting from scratch: 18-yr-old's bare apartment struggles 😔🏠

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Struggling 18-year-old's mom complains about his bare apartment 🙄

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Plastic forks cause a major meltdown in bare apartment 🍴

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Struggling 18-year-old defends himself against mom's criticism. AITA?

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Living alone saves me money, but at what cost? 💸

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🚶‍♀️Kicked out by mom over rent, now living in bare apartment🏠

An 18-year-old girl has been kicked out by her mother after refusing to pay even more rent. The girl was charged “market rate” rent since she started working at 16 and was left with just travel money and food. She got a pay rise recently, and her mother tried to up her rent even further. When she refused, she got kicked out. Recently, she moved into an apartment, and because it was furnished, she has a slight bit of wiggle room to start buying the essentials. However, she still hasn't gotten around to buying real plates or cutlery because she hasn't been able to. She also has only one lightbulb, which she takes from room to room. Her mother recently visited her and complained about how bare and dark the apartment was. The girl told her that if she wasn't charging her more than what she's paying now, she would have savings that didn't all go on an emergency deposit, and maybe then she'd have lightbulbs and stainless steel forks. What's your opinion on this situation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Encouraging and wholesome comment section for an NTA who left an abusive mother

UsefulCauliflower3 | UsefulCauliflower3

Illegal rent? Sue your mom! NTA 👏

KalSmeg | KalSmeg

Charging market-rate rent to a minor is not cool 😑

Adventurous_Coat | Adventurous_Coat

Resourceful tips for living on a budget 👍🏽💰

PrincessBuzzkill | PrincessBuzzkill

Commenter and reply agree: Mom's behavior is abusive 😡

bigfattiddiesbaby | bigfattiddiesbaby

Keep your success to yourself to avoid greedy landlords 🤐

Nelliemade | Nelliemade

Charging market rate rent to a 16-year-old? NTA is right! 😱

Loktan425 | Loktan425

Making a new home on a budget 🏠💰

Known-Programmer1799 | Known-Programmer1799

Commenter finds humor in NTA's apartment lighting situation 😂

AsuraRathalos | AsuraRathalos

Standing up to financial abuse 👊💸

laughingsbetter | laughingsbetter

Commenter applauds OP's restraint after being kicked out by mom.

Crafty-Addition9105 | Crafty-Addition9105

Standing up for yourself against toxic behavior is not backtalk 💪

NotTheBeesAHHHH | NotTheBeesAHHHH

Young adult stands up to financially manipulative parent who kicked them out.

Whitestaunton | Whitestaunton

Stand up for yourself! 💪🏼 File your own taxes. 📝

Dontdrinkthecoffee | Dontdrinkthecoffee

Living in a bare apartment because of mom's actions. #NTA 🤔

SlayzorHunter | SlayzorHunter

Mom charged market rent, complained about her own problem. NTA 👏

minahmyu | minahmyu

You're in charge of your own life 🙌 #NTA

BeepBlipBlapBloop | BeepBlipBlapBloop

Charging rent to a 16-year-old child is ridiculous! 🤦‍♀️ #NotTheAsshole

type1error | type1error

Standing up for oneself and paying rent at 18, NTA 💪

genericreddituser147 | genericreddituser147

Kind stranger offers free dishes to struggling 18-year-old 🙏

TraditionalAd7252 | TraditionalAd7252

Don't let your abusive mother in, cut her out. NTA.

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Redditors are curious if the one lightbulb author is back 🤔

jabertsohn | jabertsohn

Cutting toxic family ties. 🙅‍♂️

Facu-Nahu | Facu-Nahu

Proud of you! Don't let anyone hold you back 💪🏽👏🏽

Annalirra | Annalirra

Mom kicked out 18yo, but now can't visit. NTA 👏

wind-river7 | wind-river7

Find justice with a lawyer 💼⚖️ and sue your horrible mom 🤬

moondoggie1960 | moondoggie1960

Standing up to financial and emotional abuse 💪👊

NeeliSilverleaf | NeeliSilverleaf

Starting slow and accumulating things as you can afford them 👍

captainblue | captainblue

Mom illegally charged rent, now 18 y/o has bare apartment. NTA

TA122278 | TA122278

Starting young: Moving out and learning to be independent. 🚶‍♀️

steelvandal719 | steelvandal719

Light up your life with affordable LED bulbs! 👌

fakepostchecker | fakepostchecker

Commenters agree, mom's behavior is unacceptable! 😠

Nipseydanger | Nipseydanger

Comment and replies question authenticity of apartment story 🤔

kabbydabby | kabbydabby

Commenter sympathizes with 18-year-old kicked out by mom.

AgnosticAsh | AgnosticAsh

Skeptical commenter calls out fake sob story with sass 😒🤔

Dull_Midnight8049 | Dull_Midnight8049

Teen is not the a**hole for getting kicked out over rent

Ju5tc411m3A | Ju5tc411m3A

Supportive comment for teen kicked out by mom 💪

aaliceb | aaliceb

Mom charged rent to a minor? NTA, get that money!

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Take legal action! 💼 Get your rent back! 💰

mcnuggetfondler | mcnuggetfondler

Celebrate your independence! 🎉 Your mom is the a-hole here.

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Clever revenge plan for mom's eviction, 🤣😏😎

Fire-Tigeris | Fire-Tigeris

Mom tries to overcharge then criticizes bare apartment. NTA. 🤦‍♀️

TonnieSue | TonnieSue

Commenter sympathizes with OP and condemns parent's behavior 👍

ShadyBookDealer | ShadyBookDealer

Commenter supports OP, questions legality, and suggests no contact.

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Standing on their own, NTA receives support from community ❤️

runebones | runebones

Empowering response to eviction and resourceful tip. 🙌🏼

icecreampenis | icecreampenis

Child charged rent by mom, now kicked out. NTA, take legal action. 💪

Ardara | Ardara

Celebrate your new place with a housewarming party 🎉

Maximum-Company2719 | Maximum-Company2719

Encouraging communication with children leads to better relationships 👍

Glittercorn111 | Glittercorn111

Resourceful tips for furnishing a new apartment on a budget ✨

tessafer55 | tessafer55

Support for 18-year-old kicked out over rent and bare apartment 💪🏼💰

owlsnarks | owlsnarks

Mother charges rent, forbids kids to touch anything. NTA.

Odd_Fondant_9155 | Odd_Fondant_9155

Stop inviting her over, she's an AH 🤷

dodo_273 | dodo_273

Generous commenter offers kitchen supplies to struggling renter 🍴

FinanceGuyHere | FinanceGuyHere