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House sharing becoming difficult

  • 08-08-2021 8:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails

    So my house share is starting to become difficult.

    Iv been living in my current house share for 3 years. Have been lucky with all housemates so far in that they are respectful, mature and considerate.

    My issue is now there are 2 girls, 24, 1 living here about 10 mnts the other about 2. When they came to view the house they were told its a quiet house, we all respect each other's space and are conscious about noise etc.

    The girl that's been here 10mnts has shown a different side to her since the lockdown ended. She's had numerous friends over on a Saturday night for pre drinks... Their loud and really annoying. Thankfully they don't stay over the night. But she doesn't let us know when she's doing this. Tbh its a pain in the arsenal coming home after work and a bunch of snobbing loud young ones drinking in the kitchen with music blaring. Other times she has had friends over and take the sitting room for the evening for themselves.

    The newer girl has moved in, her bf is over 5/6 nights a week, in fairness they don't make alot of noise and usually stay in her room. The 2 girls seem to have become good friends now. I don't have anything in common with them really but there has been such tension in the house its as if the 2 have sided with themselves, against me and the other housemate.

    For instance, they don't make any conversation, when I do I feel I'm just wasting my time on making nonsense chit chat. They would enter rooms once we have left them. There's been a few times 3 of us have been I the sitting room watching telly, and didn't say a word when I was there, but as soon as left they were chatting non stop.

    Last night I out my earphones in so I wouldn't hear them come in late. At 3.30 there was numerous loud bangs on the floor above me (one of their bedrooms) I was so pissed off I stayed up reading til 5.30 this morning trying to fall asleep. I had to be up for 8.30 and just woke with an bad headache.

    I'm sick of them. I find them immature, inconsiderate and tbh disrespectful.

    I mentioned to one of the girls before that if she was having people over that I didn't mind once she let us know and didn't let noise levels rise too high.

    My other housemate is sick of them too, but she won't say anything. She actually leaves on a Saturday to avoid the carry on.

    I already feel not liked by them, as well as disrespected and see no point in me saying something, I'm wondering should I contact my landlord? I feel kind of silly cause I suppose this is what house sharing is about but the hostility and me and having my sleep disturbed every weekend, its tiring and draining.

    I am reluctant to leave as iv been so lucky with the place, location and rent. I really don't intend on moving but if some candles give their opinions on the situation I'd be grateful.



  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails

    I consider myself a good HM, I do most of the cleaning, always quiet in the mornings or any late night I come in. Take my clothes out of the washing machine, off the clothes horse for them to use. The bf parks his car in front of the house taking one of the parking spaces not a big deal but I think it's cheeky.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,869 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    These are 24 year olds, not 19 year olds, I’d be cutting them zero slack, next time, record a minute of a video, just in your room picking up the noise that you are subject to...pan to a clock so the landlord can see what time it’s happening at..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,788 ✭✭✭ ztoical

    What exactly is the Landlord meant to do about it? What are they going to do call the tenant and say be quite, they aren't their mother. Unless they are causing damage or making noise so loud the neighbors call the cops its nothing to do with them. Legally the LL can't remove them from the house as they've not broken their lease. About the only thing they might care about its the BF staying 6 nights a week as that is pretty much another person living there and there might be issues with occupancy depending on the size of the property and the LL insurance but other then that the other issues are a matter to be sorted between the house mates.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,873 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble

    Agree with this.

    Extra tenant is an issue.

    Having friends over every Saturday, not liking you - suck it up: they're allowed visitors, and not everyone is going to like you.

    You say you've been there 3 years: how old are you? If 30 something, then maybe it's time you stopped housesharing with 20-somethings.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,391 ✭✭✭ rolling boh

    The issues you are having seem to be pretty common in house shares if this forum is anything to go by .The guy staying over that much is out of order he is as good as another housemate. You will have to have a meeting with them all and see what can be worked out .You need the one who keeps out of the way with you especially .Don't know if you are all close in age but I do think that is a factor when joining a house share

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,873 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble

    The OP was presumably involved in choosing both the two recent additions to the household.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    Not sure what advice you are looking for tbh.

    If neither of you speak up and just grudgingly ignore this nothing will change, so you might as well move out.

    who cares if they will be pissed off with you. You’re not friends and you don’t have anything to lose by the sounds of it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭ 1874

    Who owns the house? are you on a lease if you arent the owner? are the new people?

    If not, then they are licencees unless they have asked to go on the lease, lay down the law and probably best to throw one or both of them out. Dont pussy foot around it, especially the one letting her boyfriend live there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails

    I have brought up one or two things to the other HM and I feel as though she holds a grudge with me, and can see the other doing the same if I say anything.

  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails

    Like I said in my op post, I don't mind people coming over I do mind when I'm not giving notice, having already asked to be given some....and when their being loud and inconsiderate of the other tenants.

  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails

    The two are 20s and 30s. This is my houseshare so I don't have a lot of experience with it. I'd like to have a meeting but I feel kind of ganged up by them. Like this eve they both came into the kitchen cooking dinner together and chatted amongst themselves. Not once made conversation with me. I did try with them. It feels as though calling a meeting would be pointless, that's why I'm querying about the LL weather I should or say or am I just being ott.

  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails

    Thing is I have spoken up before to one of they since have been holding a grudge against me, (they were bringing different people over during the lock down without asking if we were comfortable or ok with it... ) the other HM is too passive to say anything, she'll give out about them, but not say anything. I'm expected.

  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails


    Won't let me quote ur post for some reason.

    No, none of us are on the lease. Should I ask to be???

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,269 ✭✭✭ mrslancaster

    So did the person who signed the lease with the landlord move out and one of you took their place?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ CantGetNoSleep

    Life is too short to be coming home from work and not happy or comfortable in your own home. Just move. Might not be what you had planned but there is no other solution that will work here, assuming you can't just learn to live with the way they behave.

    You can talk to people, talk to the landlord, complain to others but some people just don't get on as house mates. Either get them out if you can or leave yourself is the only way out of this

  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ LilacNails

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭ notAMember

    That is very unpleasant and bad manners on their part. To ignore someone making conversation with you in their own kitchen is just obnoxious behaviour. It’s bullying through being ostracised.

    I don’t think calling a meeting would work, you will be ganged up on.

    I think having an individual conversation with the housemate who was there longer about the atmosphere in your home might work better. Ask her has she noticed any atmosphere with you and other housemate, and what she thinks about it. Then let her think about it (leave some silence in the conversation, that can be effective)

    She will hopefully answer with something like… she thinks you’re cramping her style, she is very social.

    you can respond with, this is my home and I need to be respected too. I have work at X time and I sleep here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,391 ✭✭✭ rolling boh

    Unfortunately it seems this situation is not going to work so either they go or you do even if possible with the one you get on with . Sometimes it's just not worth the stress and I know it's easier said than done but I would be at least look at other alternatives. The meeting I was thinking about would more than likely be a waste of time and would make atmosphere worse but things can't continue as they are .Best of luck and hope it can be resolved somehow.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,645 ✭✭✭ littlevillage

    OP, no need for a house meeting or any of that drama. Just have a chat to the Lanadlord....ask them to have a word with the new tenants. I suspect it will have the necessary outcome.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,127 ✭✭✭ cruizer101

    I doubt talking to LL will do much, its not their responsibility to police tenants having friends over.

    Whats the worst that can happen, OP threatens to leave, LL will have them replaced in a few days, its not really an issue.

    OP I feel bad for you it is not fair but the best solution is probably move out, I know a lot easier said than done in current market.

    If possible you could try rent somewhere yourself and then sublet out the rooms so you have full control of your housemates.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭ MacDanger

    How about trying to mend the relationship with your new housemates? Maybe a house night out for a few drinks to get to know each other or something; it might be easier to discuss these things amicably if you knew each other better.

    If that's not a runner, just move out I'd say.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,759 ✭✭✭ MrMusician18

    FFS, either suck it up or leave. House meetings or talking it through is not going to get you the resolution you want.

    Tbh it sounds like you've outgrown house sharing

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,294 ✭✭✭ davo2001

    And the LL response should be "You're all adults so sort it out yourselves".

    Once the LL gets paid at the end of the month and there is no damage to the property or ilegal activity going on, that's where his/her interest ends.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,964 ✭✭✭ Icsics

    It’s not worth it OP, move for your own mental well-being

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,788 ✭✭✭ ztoical

    What exactly is the LL going to tell them? The tenants are entitled to peaceful enjoyment of their home, if the LL comes in and tells them how to behave its the LL who could find themselves in trouble. They aren't breaking any rental laws by ignoring the OP and having friends over for the evening. The LL isn't their mammy. All they care about is are they getting their rent on time and is the house being looked after.

    The only thing they might care about is the BF defacto living there as there could be occupancy limits on the property and the LL insurance could be effected if someone is living there that they aren't aware of.