So I’ll try to keep this short and sweet. I’m not the most sociable individual, preferring to be on my own over being in a room full of people.
My live in landlord has noticed this and made a point of it. I try to be sociable but there are times when I really just don’t jump in as I wouldn’t have much to say. This started when two new people moved in, after it was just me and said landlord for about a month, who I got on really well with.
There was a bit of an argument a few days ago (notably about two broken mugs, issues with buying stuff for house, which I do weekly, and generally about me being more withdrawn as I don’t like group conversations), and it feels this created a rift in the group, with the landlord seeming fairly happy. The saddest bit is that I’ve overheard them twice talking at great lengths about me.
I think I overheard them talking about finding someone new or raising up the rent, but what struck me most is that I feel I overheard one of them saying to make stuff up so that the landlord can get more money back from me out of the deposit.
This of course has caused quite a lot of paranoia for me as I’ve heard them twice, either laughing behind my back or talking about making up stuff. Of course I can’t wholly know for sure they were saying these things but I do know theyre talking about me.
The mood since the argument has been perfectly fine, with everyone happy, and nothing overly odd, so it’s quite difficult for me to know what to do next.
There was no inventory when I moved in though I don’t know if he, the landlord, also made an itinerary, so could they lie about some things?
My contract ends at the end of this year so they can’t do much until then (they might put up rent at the end of contract if I stay and renew), but is there anything I should be doing to cover myself from him once it does get to the end. Is there anything I can do in the mean time so protect myself?
This is the second time I’ve lived with people but it felt quite hurtful to hear them laughing about me behind my back. Am I just being too paranoid?
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.