I'm staying in beautiful charleston for a summer internship, I'm subleasing an apartment with two other girls. What I did not know is that they had planned on moving out for the rest of the summer, and I pretty much did not know this until 2 weeks ago. One girl told me she was stayin
So now I'm pretty much living in the apartment all by myself and I didn't really plan on having to pay all the utilities 100%. I plan on working something out.
I never signed a single piece of paper. It seems a bit selfish to expect them to help pay for my showers but I was never notified of them moving out until very briefly beforehand.
I feel like water can be negotiated since it's somewhat of a charge per use utility.
I don't feel like I'm on the hook for anymore than 30% of cable/internet. It's a static contract.
I feel like electricity can be negotiated a little bit, but I can exactly make the house comfortable at night(I don't use it during the day) just in my room. The AC goes to the entire house. I keep all the doors shut trying to keep costs lower. Vents are open since I assume that would just make the AC less efficient to close them.
I'm trying to find a nice balance between being my legal obligation and what's actually fair. I don't think they should have to entirely pay for my showers, but I don't think it's fair for people to leave unexpectedly which is raising my cost of living considerably under my piddly internship salary.