So, a friend and I are going to be getting a house together (rental). We have been living together since October with my STBXH and we didn't have to work because I was a full-time student and my friend just had surgery. Now, we're both just starting our jobs and getting a place with my student aid money (about $5k). I have no experience with how they are paying bills, and I want to make sure they get paid (I just found out that STBXH didn't pay rent for 5 months!)
What I was thinking of doing is paying the security deposit and two months rent. But, I want to start "paying rent" immediately so we always have a balance on the account in case an emergency happens. But we should always be a month ahead.
This part will probably work best if I do an example. Say the rent is $500. That's $250 a piece or about $60 a week. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience paying their rent in weekly installments? Would landlords do that? Because I'd rather know I'm paying rent every week than waiting until the end of the month and finding out the other person doesn't have theirs. This way, I could just go on paycheck day to roomie and say "Pay up." lol