Open Question: What's a reasonable amount of "rent" to ask for?

@metallo (265)
March 14, 2007 11:37am CST
I now know that my freeloading nephew will continue to take advantage of my family's hospitality. If you missed my previous question, he's 22, jobless, has no desire to get a real job, has "plans" on going to school full time, is eating us out of house and home, sleeps all day and doesn't contribute to any of the household chores. We had no idea that it would be this way when he moved here.My husband, myself, and our four kids are in desperate need of help. Money is extremely tight and the nephew is making it much worse. How much should I ask my nephew to pay?
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@MissMo (170)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I think it depends on where you live, how much you pay for your house/food, etc. If you live in an area where he could easily get his own apartment for under $500, it doesn't make much sense to ask him to pay you that much, if that makes sense. I think you should definitely ask for a few hundred dollars a month for rent and then maybe a hundred or so on top of that for food. Either that, or tell him to buy his own food and don't permit him to eat yours. Sounds like a bad situation...good luck!