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we are going to be landlords - sort of...

November 9th, 2009 at 05:20 am

Well, I guess you would call it flatmates really. Except we are getting paid rent.

After some thinking, we've decided to let DF's cousin rent a room from us. Remember this from ages ago? I posted about it. I was really not ok with it then - because I had not met him.

He has been living with DF's dads family for a few months now, so we have been able to get to know him. He is working for the family business, so DF spends a good 9 hours a day with him, or more.

He's a nice kid. He is only 19 and does not know anyone in this state, he moved two states to work for DF's dad as an apprentice. DF's dads house is a little crazy at the best of times, and there is not a lot of room there either.

I am thinking it will be fine - he is quiet, considerate and NICE and at first would not even accept our offer as he didn't want to intrude.
We'll be setting ground rules first off - isn't it amazing what a difference it can make when you actually MEET someone? I did not think I would change my mind about this, but I have.

7 Responses to “we are going to be landlords - sort of...”

  1. homebody Says:

    I hope it works out well for all of you and the little bit extra money can't hurt!

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    It sounds like a good match. It is temporary and you might build a lasting friendship.

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    Plan the exit strategy and I'd go for written rules. YMMV.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    lux: what does YMMV mean?

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    your mileage may vary - i.e. you may have a different outcome / point of view

    Good luck with the renter! Knowing someone does make it easier.

  6. whitestripe Says:

    thanks laura Smile

  7. baselle Says:

    Quiet, doesn't want to intrude, and employed ... sounds like an excellent renter.

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