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    You have no contract of sorts but cant you talk to her and agree to meet in the middle. Maybe one months rent? You both lose out that way but in this situation you will both need to make a sacrifice to help each other

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    Since there is no contract, you are NOT legally bound and under NO obligation whatsoever to acquiesce to your previous housemate's demands.

    Reach a compromise with her which is FAIR to both of you and if she refuses to be reasonable with some sort of compromise, then the deal is off the table.

    Mask yourself, wear gloves, retrieve your belongings, sanitize everything, wash your hands, don't touch your face and remain at your parents' house.

    This is survival for everybody and you are NOT responsible for your ex-housemate's welfare.

    I think you are more than generous with your offer. She can take it or leave it IMHO. Remain steadfast, unwavering and absolute.

    Be tough. You can do this. <===== That's what I think!
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    Hey! So I live in Ireland too, which might help quite a bit in this case.
    Legally speaking, you are a licensee not a tenant, which means you can leave without any notice. (She can also kick you out at any time).
    Appartments are being rented every day during lockdown, we were experiencing a massive housing crisis before COVID-19 and people are moving every day.
    Housemate will not end up on the streets either. Evictions and rent increases are illegal for the next 3 months. And all people unemployed because of the pandemic are paid by the state.
    So go, pack, and leave. Don't pay another month and leave her you deposit. That's an additional month for her to find someone to replace you.

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    Also to people saying she was happy with the arrangement beforehand, Ireland was in the middle of the biggest housing crisis ever and many people were abusing the situation, so pretty sure she was paying most of the actual rent of the whole apartment for a crappy room. Housemate might be unhappy because as a result of the pandemic all the Airbnb apartments are flooding the market now and prices are going down. So definitely do not pay another month and just leave.
    You can drive there, pack and drive back. If stopped by the guards say your lease is over and you'll be out and in, that would be ok.

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    Originally Posted by Unsure82
    Hey! So I live in Ireland too, which might help quite a bit in this case.
    Legally speaking, you are a licensee not a tenant, which means you can leave without any notice. (She can also kick you out at any time).
    Appartments are being rented every day during lockdown, we were experiencing a massive housing crisis before COVID-19 and people are moving every day.
    Housemate will not end up on the streets either. Evictions and rent increases are illegal for the next 3 months. And all people unemployed because of the pandemic are paid by the state.
    So go, pack, and leave. Don't pay another month and leave her you deposit. That's an additional month for her to find someone to replace you.
    Great advice, Unsure82!

    OP has every right to make her exit, get her belongings and move back with her parents!

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    Honestly, i would pay this month's rent to be a decent person about it. It doesn't matter that the apartment is not relaxing, anxiety, depresson blah blah blah. If rent was due today, pay for this month and give your notice vs making them wonder where you are at, if you are ever coming back, etc.

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