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    Default What is appropriate in this situation?

    so, I live with DP and 2 other girls, but fortunately DP and I have just been approved for a new place so we're hopefully moving out soon!

    What's the appropriate ettiquette in the following situation though:

    - I own the fridge. The other girls don't have a fridge. I'll be taking my fridge. Do I wait for them to get a new one? Give them a few days notice? Same with the microwave.

    - Can I take anything I bought *for* the house now that I'm leaving? e.g. I bought some cheapy tables from IKEA which I want to take with to use as our TV stand temporarily until we buy a new one. Can I do that?

    I don't want to short change them, but I obviously want to take my stuff ASAP.

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    I'd let them know now to give them time to be able to organise a new fridge/tables etc. it's normal to give them a notice period as well so that they can organise new housemates if they need to.

    Don't forget to let your real estate agent know as well, so that your name can be taken off the lease

    Congrats on the new place

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    If it is your stuff, you get to take it with you.
    I would give them as much notice as you can though.

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    I would give them notice and take what is yours.
    I moved out of a house I was sharing with a friend last year. I owned the majority of the stuff and told him he keep it as he needed it.
    Fast forward a year later and DF and I are in our own place with our own things.
    Ex housemate called last week and told me to come and get my stuff because he was moving. I'm 14 weeks pregnant so poor DF had to remove the fridge and dining set and a million other things himself which we then had to get rid of because we didn't have space.

    Wishing I just took it to begin with!

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    If its yours, give them notice of when you will be taking the items.
    It's not really up to you to ensure they get themselves organised!

    Just give them a heads up!

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    I think everyone would need to be aware that you intend to remove your belongings and which items you will be taking. I think you should just give them as much notice as you can so they can make other arrangements. You shouldnt feel obligated to replace what you remove. Marie.

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    I've lived in a lot of share houses. You take the things that are yours when you go. Those who remain in the house need to replace them themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    I've lived in a lot of share houses. You take the things that are yours when you go. Those who remain in the house need to replace them themselves.
    Orrrr they'll have to find a new housemate who already has a fridge!

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    I've already told my lovely landlords who have waived the rest of our rent (lease is up in Aug) and the girls knew we were looking but I doubt they've organised anything.

    I'll let them know once we've made it official with the agent and they can do their thing!

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    I guess it's time they started getting organised then.... not up to you to do it for them, take what is yours, and they will be right to organise themselves... I'm sure they are big girls. They'll be right.


 

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