She Gave Her Sister-In-Law an Ultimatum: Contribute Rent and Do Chores, or She Would Evict Her Whole Family From Their Basement Apartment

A woman took to a Reddit board to see if she was in the wrong for asking her in-laws to pay for rent or else move out of her home.

Splitting the Workload

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The Original Poster (OP) serves as the primary breadwinner for her household while her husband (42) is semi-retired due to a work-related injury.

Despite this setback, he remains a great husband and takes care of all the household chores during the day. Whenever OP (38) is not working, they share their responsibilities equally.

She Offered to House Her In-Law’s Family

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After losing their home, OP recently offered their rental suite in the basement to her husband’s sister (SIL), including her husband and two teenage children. T

o ensure proper documentation and security, OP requested that they sign a lease agreement before moving in.

The rental suite was previously used as a family area but has now been occupied by their relatives in need.

Asking the SIL for Help

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OP’s husband was given the opportunity to consult at his former workplace, which he was excited about since it allowed him to socialize with his old coworkers and friends while getting out of the house.

However, due to the short notice, they had not arranged for a babysitter for their youngest child. They asked SIL to watch over their child for the day, and she agreed.

SIL Passed on the Babysitting Job

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To OP’s surprise, her sister then delegated the responsibility to her 13-year-old son and proceeded to take a nap.

She Was Napping When She Should Have Been Watching Her Niece

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OP was working when SIL’s 13-year-old son knocked on her door to ask for help changing a diaper.

The boy did not want to disturb his sleeping mother and felt uncomfortable changing his baby niece. OP asked where his mother was, he told her she was napping.

Telling Her This Wasn’t Right

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OP then woke SIL up and reminded her that she had agreed to watch over her niece and requested that she fulfill her commitment.

Coming Up With Options

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After her husband came home, OP discussed his family’s living arrangements with him.

They both agreed that they needed to take action and decided to offer their family three options: start paying the amount on the lease, vacate the rental suite, or begin helping with household chores.

Having a Frank Conversation

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OP and her husband then took all the children to their mother-in-law’s house before sitting down with the family and having a conversation about their options.

The family was given a clear understanding of what was expected of them and how they could proceed with their living situation.

They Thought She Was Being Sneaky

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OP’s family accused her of being deceitful by having them sign a lease agreement and not collecting rent in order to evict them. However, OP clarified that eviction was not the only option.

They Needed to Agree or Move Out

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She pointed out that it was SIL who delegated responsibility to her 13-year-old son, which was not appropriate or responsible.

OP reminded the family that she was the primary breadwinner and essentially supporting them, and if they were unable to contribute financially or with household chores, they needed to either pay rent or find another living arrangement.

Reddit Community Comments

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Reddit users overwhelmingly agree that OP is not wrong for requesting her sister’s family start paying rent, leave, or help with household chores.

They argue that it is reasonable for OP to set boundaries and have a lease agreement in place to protect her property.

What do you think? What should OP do now?

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