facebookMy son is 30, and still staying with us. Recently he has been spending a lot more unnecessary money (eg when he doesn't like our cooking, he will order food). Should I start charging him rent instead? - Seedly

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07 Jun 2019

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My son is 30, and still staying with us. Recently he has been spending a lot more unnecessary money (eg when he doesn't like our cooking, he will order food). Should I start charging him rent instead?

He pays us for utilities, and gives us some money. We don't need extra money, but Just want to encourage him to live out on his own. He has a GF but they'll only get married in about 2 years time. He has a good job too

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What are your thoughts?

I have encoutered a similar scenario, except that the troublemaker is my brother - not helping for houseworks, play games till mid night and shouting occassionally, etc.

I send him few warnings and eventually asked him to move out - it is not a pleasant experience and I was blamed by my parents for doing so, however it turns out to be a good decision.

My relationship with my brother becomes much better now after he moved out - probably he has more freedom outside and doesn't need to bear my nag anymore...

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Why is he not giving you household income? (:

Anyway gently prod him. Guys sometimes mature when they take on responsibilities. Paying rent, being forced to budget, plan for future HDB purchase with gf, etc.

If charging him rent, will turn the whole family relationship sour, I reckon you should not charge h...

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