I lurk here a lot, but thought I would ask a question regarding a situation that has come up recently.
My 32 year old BIL is not the most responsible man I know, but is generally a good person. He and his girlfriend are looking for a place to live but due to credit problems, they have been unable to find an apartment or lease a house. My husband and I have talked about letting them move in with us temporarily under specific guidelines. We own our own house, have a spare bedroom, BUT, we only have one bathroom.
Here are our guidelines:
~3 months maximum
~Must pay $300 rent and help out with utilities and the grocery bill.
~If they want to smoke, must do it far away from the house (we live on 1/4 acre so this shouldn't be a problem)
~No excessive drinking. A few beers or a glass of wine is fine, but we have 2 young children.
~Must help keep shared living areas neat, IE: Kitchen, bathroom, living room.
~No excessive noise: I am in school FT and need to concentrate on my studies
My question to you is: Does this sound reasonable? Is there something you would change if you were in my shoes?