What are my best options?
I live in an apartment with three other girls. We are all 18 and up and all on the lease.
One of the girls has decided that she wants to have a hangout with her friends tomorrow .. which involves alcohol.
All the other house-mates have expressed our concerns but she refuses to accept and is saying she is going to do whatever she wants.
I want to know what my best options are. Should I tell my landlord? Or leave it be?
1 attorney answer
You just discovered the most common problem associated with sharing space. Disagreements about guests and activity. I would not recommend contacting the landlord unless there have been problems in the past, and you and your roommates have received lease notice violations.
What you need is a room share agreement, though it is hard to do after everyone moves in. A mediation with your roommates conducted by a leasing expert would also be a good idea. You can contact a private attorney mediator through Avvo. Another resource that help you is the San Francisco Bar Association's Conflict Intervention Service, which offers very affordable consultation, coaching, and mediation on these issues. If you call their helpline, you will get a return within 24 hours, including the holiday. Find them at sfbar.org/cis.