From the Forum – Roommate up to sketchy things?

by Prince Of Petworth October 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm 65 Comments

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Roommate up to sketchy things?

“So I’ve been living in my current apartment (2bd/1ba) for a few months now. It’s a great location near Dupont, and definitely below market rate for the area. Walk to work, everywhere, decent size, etc. All in all, I’m getting a pretty good deal.

My question regards my roommate. I got the apartment through Craigslist, and my lease is a month-to-month sublet agreement is with the current roommate only, not the landlord, who’s a local guy who owns the whole building.

My roommate has been fine mostly, but I’m occasionally concerned about what he does for a living. He told me when I was moving in that he was a “freelance” graphic designer or something, but I doubt that. I suspect that he may be into possibly selling drugs or being a male escort to support himself. If he is into those, I don’t think he brings it back to our place–I don’t see any random characters at our place, at least not while I’m there. I’m just sorta concerned that some s***t could go down and potentially affect me, personally or legally.

Does anyone have experience with a similar situation? Do I have any potential risks from this situation? I’m torn between wanting to get the h**l out of Dodge and minding my own business with it. He’s been a fine roommate so far, and as an entry-level 20-something with a salary to match, I don’t want to have to search for another apartment.”

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