a friend of mine moved in last christmas, then he lost his job around february and pretty much every month rent has been late, each month he will just disappear around rent day for a few weeks then he will turn up and say sorry, I paid it for him in january which he still owes. The lateness it was one of the factors that the landlord served us notice, we were going to move anyway but it was a really struggle to not get kicked out around the time of my masters deadline. I havent seen my housemate for 6 weeks now, he has missed 2 more rent days i've had to pay them because the tenancy is in my name and guaranteed by my dad and after things got so fraught with the landlord it was heavily implied he would take action if the rent was late again (weve been charged extortionate amounts for late rent in the past because our landlord does everything through his lawyer).
The whole situation has really stressed me out, ive spent atleast half of verymonth worrying about rent, im down £600, I dont have a job, I have ridiculous loan payments coming up, I literally cant afford this at the moment. Everytime I contact him he says he is sorry and will sort it out, but he said sorry in the previous months and I think if someone is sorry they take steps to not let it happen again, £200 is literally the cheapest rent in town. we also have months of bills to sort out. He could have signed on, got a loan, god forbid get a job but instead he has done nothing and just let it become my problem. Am at the point of adding him to my 'dead to me' list, phoning his parents and asking for the money or would that make me a complete dick?