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    Default Verbally Abusive Roommate

    My question involves a roommate in the State of: Texas

    I currently have a roommate which is very verbally abusive towards me and has major anger problems, we believe he is bipolar as well. He is a month to month tenant and I have served him with the 30 day notice to vacant. Which now has made him very furious and now constantly will verbally abuse me as I walk to the bathroom, talk to my other roommate as well he will come up to my door and just start calling me names and continue to verbally abuse me. I don't know how much I can take this. I don't feel safe in my own house. I am now stuck in my room in fear of him. I was told that I could get a protection order against him and he would be forced to leave or be arrested. Is there any truth to this?

    I will add he is not an authorized subtenant, not approved by our landlord, our lease states we are not to sublease a room.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, I fear for my life.

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    Default Re: Verbally Abusive Roommate

    ah, so you decided to break your lease by bringing in a violent subtenant.

    Your best bet after waiting out the eviction is just to tell your landlord.

    You will ALL be evicted.

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    Default Re: Verbally Abusive Roommate

    Why would I tell my landlord about this after the fact that he is gone? He's already told my other roommates he does plan to leave but not till "he makes my life a living hell"

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    Default Re: Verbally Abusive Roommate

    Quote Quoting Ralphius
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    Why would I tell my landlord about this after the fact that he is gone? He's already told my other roommates he does plan to leave but not till "he makes my life a living hell"
    That would have been my first option... "waiting out the eviction".

    I was saying you could call your landlord today and get all of you thrown out.

    Odds are, a protective order will take longer than the eviction.

    If you are being threatened, call the police to the house.

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    Default Re: Verbally Abusive Roommate

    Ah, ok I understand I plan to wait out the 30 days. I think though he might be an pain and stay and after the 30 days. To what I understand after the 30 days is when I have to file for eviction then wait for my time in court which can take up to three weeks to finally get him out by law enforcement.

    That's almost two months+ of living with this guy.

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