i rent one bedroom in a three bedroom home. i have two roommates. one is who i consider my landlord, although she does not own the house herself, she pays rent on it too. i make my rent check out to not her, but the woman who owns the home. the other roommate just moved in a little over a week ago. i share a bathroom and rest of the house with them.
the new roommate is SKETCHY. S-K-E-T-C-H-Y.
and she kind of scares me. she is one way when the landlord is at work all day, but another way when its just me and her. she lies constantly. i dont even have to know her to tell she is lying, her lies are so outrageous.
she is coming into my room when i am not home and using my computer (and who knows what else). i found the evidence on the internet history. i took the power cord off and hid it, but she found it anyway.
she has already started blaming negative things that she has done on me, and talks **** about me when i am not around.
i want a lock on my bedroom door. now, i can lock it only from the inside. i want a key lock, and i would plan on giving a copy of the key to my landlord - i am not worried about her, it's only the new roommate.
can i legally do this? can i just go out and buy the lock and put it on and give her a key? what should i use as proof that i can do this, if i can? i have searched, and only found documents concerning tenants issues, not roommate issues.
any help is GREATLY appreciated. thank you.What is the name of your state?