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DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: Sayonara Sublets

DEARSUGAR and Hasta La Vista Venus could use some advice about courtesy when it comes to leases and roommates. As you become older, this kind of thing only gets trickier. What do you think is the proper way to handle her situation?

Dear Sugar
I am the "master tenant" on a fabulous three bedroom apartment that I share with two roommates. I found the place and my name is the only name on the lease. The other roommates sublet from me.

Recently, my boyfriend and I have decided to move in together, and we want the fabulous apartment to ourselves. I am locked into my lease for another year, and I know that I can't really kick my roommates out, but I'd like to ask them, politely, to leave.

How do you think I should go about it? Should I offer to help them move? Should I offer them money to move? Should I give them a set time when I need them out? I don't want to be mean and leave them stranded, but this is my apartment after all. Hasta La Vista Venus

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