I may end up having to take my former roommate to court to get my security deposit back. If I go this route, may I also ask for back rent for her unemployed boyfriend living there for free for 6 months??
In November of 2004, she asked if he could stay with us for two weeks. He is still there.
She has never initiated a conversation with me about his staying or going, and although several fights in the middle of the night indicated he might be moving out, he never did.
I finally got really fed up and made her pay minimal rent and 1/3 of utilities in June of 2005. He is unemployed and an habitual cocaine user, so going after him is pointless.
I realize I let this situation deteriorate and kept silent about it, but it was never my intention to let this person live in my home, let alone for free. Do I have any recourse for back rent and utilities?