Slidell, LA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: what does a room in a shared living space mean? the house I rent with my ex-boyfriend and its a 3-bedroom home.

I want to move to the guest bedroom instead of sharing a room with my daughter but I don't want to get into trouble with my landlord who is my ex-boyfriend's mom

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Louisiana, a room in a shared living space generally refers to an individual bedroom or living area within a larger dwelling (such as a house or apartment) that is occupied by multiple residents who share common areas like the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. When you rent a house together with others, the specific use of rooms and space allocation is usually agreed upon by all tenants and can be subject to any lease agreement terms you may have. If you're considering moving to a different bedroom within the house, such as a guest bedroom, it's important to communicate this change to all parties involved, especially if the landlord is closely related to one of the tenants, in your case, your ex-boyfriend's mom.

Given the personal relationships involved, and to avoid any potential misunderstandings or disputes, it would be wise to have a clear and open conversation with your landlord (your ex-boyfriend's mom) about your desire to move rooms. This ensures that any changes you make are in compliance with your rental agreement and respects the landlord's property rights. It's also a good opportunity to discuss any possible adjustments in the lease agreement or household rules that might need to be updated based on your new living arrangement. Clear communication is key to ensuring that your move to another room is done without causing issues or "getting into trouble" with your landlord.

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