I know this topic is a bit unconventional as to my previous topics in the Yak room, however I am wondering about seomthing that is bothering me.
My question is paying for 40 dollars more for a room that is the same width, but two feet longer in length is fair? The new lease is comming up with a price increase and I am thinkin of readjusting the pice to make it fairer for me. right now, the rent is 984 but is divided in three ways: I play 368 per month for having the lagest room, my roommate(let's call him roommate A) is paying 328, and roommate B has the living room for 288 per month.
At the end of august, the rent will now be 1035.
Other things you should take in consideration before making a judgement are:
roommate a is not here for the spring quarter and summer despite paying.
I am not here during the weekends and the summer despite paying
Just that is it fair at the price of 984 per month for me to pay 40 dollars more if the room is not significantly larger? Should i readjust the price to make it 25 dollars more or 30 when the new lease comes?
The reason why it is split the way it is since my former, yet horrible roommate from the 2005 school year said that I should do a multiple of 40 when I do such a split. However, my former roommate was known to cut corners to save money for himself; it wasn't a 40:40+:40+ when I lived with him and anothe rperson last year. I paid 8 dollars more last time even though the rent didn't increase back then.
As for me thinking about it, I was talking to a friend in one of my classes about how much I pay more for the place I have when compared to roommate Aand he said it isn't fair unless there is a significant different between the two room. He said he had a place where a guy paid 40 extra, but had a larger room, as well as his personal bathroom. I don't have that.
So I am asking what is fair in adjusting price. Should I do the 40 40 increase, where I pay at least 80 dollars more than roommate c and 40 more than roommate b or adjust the price to make it a bit fairer for me?