A man offered to let his friend live in his new house, but now he has second thoughts.
The man took to Reddit’s “Friendship” forum to discuss the situation and ask fellow Redditors for some words of wisdom.
The 23-year-old man sets the scene by explaining that until recently he lived with his mother. He also has a girlfriend, who is 24 years old. Recently, the man’s friend approached him and asked him to co-sign a home loan for him. The man was hesitant but said he would think about it.
After seeking professional advice, the man decided not to co-sign his friend’s home loan. Instead, he decided to buy his own house to live with his girlfriend.
“I bought a fixer rod but everything worked,” the man wrote. “There is a lot of work to do.”
When the man’s friend found out, he asked if he could live in the man’s new house. The man told his friend he could stay, provided he paid $400 a month in rent and helped with home renovations.
The friend accepted the deal and the author told him he could move in once the renovations were complete. “I [hadn’t] even opened the door to the house and he and his girlfriend were packed and ready to go,” the man recalled.
However, things started to go wrong almost immediately. Although the friend helped with a few projects initially, he soon began refusing to help with renovations.
“All my friend and his girlfriend did was help us move the previous owner’s stuff into the garage and rip up the carpet,” the man explained. “I painted the ceiling myself, shunned the walls, hauled all the trash to the landfill, bought all the materials, and I still have a lot of work to do on the subfloor.”
Not only that, but the friend started complaining about how long the renovations are taking. The man is so frustrated with his friend’s behavior that he is now considering uninviting him to move into his house.
“I don’t want him to live with me because he really showed me his true colors last month,” the man explained. “As for his situation, I don’t know what to tell him.”
Reddit sided with the author and advised him not to let his friend move in.
“Don’t let him move in because he won’t pay you when the time comes,” wrote one Redditor. “He only wants the room, so you’ll have to go through getting him kicked out, which could take months.”
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