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Should I Pay Rent When My Boyfriend Owns the House?

The Cut

January 18, 2018

The Cut - Dear Charlotte, My boyfriend and I have a strong relationship and we’ve been discussing moving in together. The catch is, he already owns a house.

Dear Realistic,

Treat housing expenses as though your boyfriend is your landlord. "Approaching this arrangement from a landlord/tenant perspective may seem cold, but it is objective, straightforward, and meets the interests of both parties," says Sarah Asebedo, the president of the Financial Therapy Association and a professor at Texas Tech University.

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