Scott Safadi is the President of CBPM (Cal Bay Property Management). Since 2005, Scott Safadi has been involved in property management and has made Silicon Valley apartment communities the primary focus of his business management expertise. Scott holds a CCRM (California Certified Resident Manager) designation.
According to Scott Safadi, there are many benefits of having a roommate. One of the most common reasons people choose to share their apartment or home with a roommate is to save money. In addition to financial benefits, roommates can become close friends, notes Scott Safadi.
With that said, Scott Safadi points out a significant disadvantage of having a roommate. Scott Safadi tells us to consider the scenario of moving in with an acquaintance with the understanding that both parties will split the rent equally each month, and then further imagine that one resident stops paying rent. In California and many other states, Scott Safadi reports if the roommate who has stopped paying rent does not willingly move out, the resident who is now paying the full rent amount does not have a right to make them leave simply because he or she has stopped paying their share.