Author Topic: Splitting Rent Fairly  (Read 3766 times)

Offline Nonsensei

Re: Splitting Rent Fairly
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 02:09:14 PM »
I would be very worried if I were your roommate and you suggested some sort of arrangement in which you ended up paying more than I did. I would make me feel like I had less of a stake in the apartment than you, less of a say in household decisions, and it would make me feel like I might have less standing to object if you wanted to push me out and have her take over my portion of the apartment in the future.
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Re: Splitting Rent Fairly
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 02:10:27 PM »
50/50.  My dad lives in a home where they rent out 5 rooms.  In the case where a couple moves in (childless couples of course), they pay the same rent as a single person.  You and your GF are paying for the living space, which is equal with your other roommate.

As far as utilities go, if you want to pay 2/3 that seems fair, as she will, of course, use up more of that.
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Re: Splitting Rent Fairly
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2013, 04:02:24 PM »
50/50 and only 2 votes between the payees.  You and your girl could break up tomorrow and nothing would change.  Split utilities by the number of parties, but rent is solely between the two on the lease, so 50/50.

Remember, he can get a girl, or you could lose yours.  That randomness should not effect the rent.
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Offline Mermaid

Re: Splitting Rent Fairly
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 04:32:24 PM »
Quote from: "SvZurich"
50/50 and only 2 votes between the payees.  You and your girl could break up tomorrow and nothing would change.  Split utilities by the number of parties, but rent is solely between the two on the lease, so 50/50.

Remember, he can get a girl, or you could lose yours.  That randomness should not effect the rent.
This is a good point.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Splitting Rent Fairly
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2013, 04:53:41 PM »
Quote from: "Icarus"
Quote from: "SGOS"
I don't see this a pure mathematical problem.

But, but.... Math! :P
Yeah, I know.  And it is an interesting math problem, for sure.

 

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