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Readers Respond: Dealing With Difficult Roommates

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Readers tell their story about how they dealt with a difficult roommate, resolved disputes, and what they might do differently next time. Add your own!

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Unfortunately all legal questions sholud be answered by an attorney. However, my layman opinion is a landlord is able to raise the rent as much or as little as they want since there is no governmental rent control in Texas. Typically rent changes will be based on changes in demand for the apartment.
—Guest N0paUQVOAN

Breaking a lease.

My bestfriend, her boyfriend and I got an apartment together. Worse decision I ever made! We fight all the time and just don't get alont. Living together is ruining our friendship. They feel that because they are together and I am alone, they can gang up on me and try and get me out. Feel free, I want out! But I want to do so legally and without a huge penalty. Signed a year lease - it's been 2 and a half months.
—Guest Rachel Berry

Difficult Situation

My baby's father and I got an apartment together and shared it for three years. On January 1 we agreed to separate. I moved my so- best friend in and she filled out the tenant application (my mistake). Its been nine months now and things are not looking good. I've put myself between a rock and a hard place. What can I do? I want to stay here but she doesn't look like she's going anywhere either.
—Guest Kathy

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