I recently moved into a new home. I share the place with 2 other roommates. Last night close to midnight the landlord came over banging on my bedroom door. I was about to fall asleep. It turned out someone had complained of marijuana smoke and she thought it was me. Someone else "confessed" to doing it.
Marijuana was legalized a few years ago in my area. I think the concern was that someone was smoking inside the building. There's three things I'd like to make very clear to the landlord
- Don't disturb me at night.
- Communication should usually be done in writing or a phone call.
- There are no additional rules aside from what was already agreed on.
Regarding 3. I moved out of my old place because they were too controlling. I had made it clear to the landlord that I'm looking for a place that tries to keep rules to a minimum. I don't think it's her business if I smoke or what I smoke, especially if it's not at home.
I have trouble with being too indirect or too abrasive. This is my attempt but I'm concerned it doesn't hit all 3 points:
Hi Landlord. I realize someone complained yesterday but if it's after 8pm could you please wait until the next day? If you need to reach me phone calls or email work best. Thanks! :)
Is it ok to phrase this as a request even though it's really more of a demand? The more I think about it the more I can see it from the landlord's side as well. If someone was smoking inside and someone else was allergic, that's much more urgent than knowing if someone ever partakes in doing it.