My question involves a roommate in the State of: Arizona
I have a roommate that does nothing but spend his money on crap and smokes pot ALL day. I can't even enter the apartment that I have paid for fully (both rent and bills) two months in a row without it smelling like weed.
He has lost three jobs in 3 months and it's driving me crazy. I went to the management office and they pretty much told me without actually saying, "Since you are both on the lease, if he doesn't want to move out and can't/won't pay his part of rent...you'll just have to suck it up and deal with it till the end of contract".
I'm trying to think of ways to either make him pay or make him get the hell out.....but each idea is shot down.
I thought of moving my stuff out and also taking some of his stuff and hold it for ransom till he pays me back....but was told he could call the police for me stealing.
I thought of calling the police about him constantly smoking pot....but could get arrested myself via "guilty by association".
I'm gonna go up tomorrow and see if I can get the locks changed and they not give him a key till he pays me back in full...but doubt they will.
I'm also thinking of getting the local media involved with a story of a growing trend of people signing a contract stating they will pay rent but then completely dump it on the other people on the lease.
There has to be SOMETHING I can do....I mean he can't possibly go "No I won't pay and I won't get out cause I'm getting to live here for free." and I have to be just sit there and take it.
I don't think that's fair that I pay for everything while he does absolutely NOTHING in return and yet gets everything his way.
Please please PLEASE someone give me something I can use. If not...I'll going to have to do the same myself someday cause I'm tired of the honest people getting screwed and the dishonest people "Living the dream".