So I'm currently renting an Apartment with a good friend of mine, and his girlfriend.
The way it's currently set is I have control over my own smaller room, a guest bathroom and a small 1 1/2 feet deep closet. They have control over the living room
, the master bedroom which is close to 50% larger than my room, a walk in closet, and their private bathroom.
Currently we are splitting rent into 3 ways, and we are doing the same with utilities. So far, even though I'm getting a lot less control over the rooms, I'm okay with this. Rent total is 1600ish
Now to throw a wrench into things.
I'm currently getting rides to work to support my bills from my girlfriend, and since she lives a city away, to help save on gas I just have her stay in my room doing what ever when shes not working or at school, so she's here practically everyday.
My roommates are getting passive aggressive and hinting at forcing her to pay rent, thus making it 4 way payment. Only problem is she hardly works, as she is mainly doing school, and thus, I'd have to essentially pay her half of the rent, amounting to about 800 dollars for me, instead of the current 600.
Now, I'm %100 okay with going 4 ways on all the bills, since she does use electricity [Computer, tv] and water [Obvious stuff
But I just can't justify how they can have full control over the master bedroom, and the living room/dining area, and pay less rent just because I'm doing what ever I want with the current living space I have [IE having my girlfriend stay in there]
They are not losing out on anything. My girlfriend doesn't eat their food, doesn't use the living room, and generally avoids them %100 of the time because she doesn't like to intrude. The only person who's losing out on space [IE What the rent is paying for] is ME, because I'm sharing a room with a second person. If transportation weren't such an issue me and her both wouldn't mind her not staying here, but as of now this is my only real option.
I personally am also a super shut in. I stay %95 in my room, unless they want to watch a movie together, otherwise I'm in my room. Which is why they decided to just do what ever they wanted with the living room, which is fine by me.
I just can't tell whos in the right or wrong on this. Any shred of advice is much appreciated!