6 days - where are they going to sleep? etc
i dont think you are harsh at all. But you have to come to a compromise or it will end you relationship. Have a go at her for not consulting you about it, etc (shift the focus of the argument), really play on it - make her apologise and perhaps say they could stay for a few nights - but 6 is rediculous.
Ask yourself are you more friends or are you more landlord-tennant
I think you're perfectly within your rights to be a little annoyed, and she's being a bit cheeky. It's YOUR house, and you do live there - it would be different if you rented the house out and didn't actually reside there, as obviously you'd have no right to say who she could have staying over, but you do live there, and it's really out of order for her to invite family over for a prolonged stay (overnight, fair enough, but more than a week, it's not fair).
Her parents are also being seriously cheap wanting to stay for that long in somebody else's place!
Are they sleeping in her bedroom with her? Even if i was just a joint tenant in a 2 bedroom place i wouldn't be happy having someone's parents who I didn't know sleeping in the shared living room space for nearly a week.
6 days actually sounds like a long time to be staying as a guest in someone's house, especially when they don't have spare rooms.
I can really see why you're not that happy about it, but it does make sense to put up with it, but maybe with some ground rules set out like that they have to sleep & keep their stuff in her room and can't be there unless she is (can't have the keys lent to them for example) if you're worried about security.
The tenat is from overseas. She has been perfect, but now her parents are VISITING and you are getting annoyed because they will be staying one week.
How will they cause you annoyance? Do you think her benaviour will change with them around? They must be good parents to bring her up and she is a pleasure to live with, do you think they will do stuff like leave a mess?
They are here to see their daughter, will not be watching TV or doing much else but see their daughter.
Ask the person you live with what she has planned for them... in a polite way like make it conversational. You will prob find that she will be going out most evenings with them.
By the way you are not a student landlord. You own a property, have inivted someone to live with you so change the title. This thread has got nothing to do with you as a student and being a landlord.
While the concerns are valid. I find it odd that you are worrying about parents who probably own their own home and are more likely to be security conscious than your average teenage friend who started living outside.
Other than that.. 6 days is not a long time at all. I'm assuming she is probably letting her parents stay in her bedroom, with the possability of her sleeping on the floor or coach.
You make it seem as if these people are definitely on a mission to cause you problems, when the situation hasn't even begun. Isn't it a little too pessimistic?
...you have a lodger, you have to deal with these issues sharing you home which means that they can enjoy it as well as you. It is her home as well as yours.
I think you are not bordering on the side of sensible.
they are her parents, she can write instructions in her native langauge, they are not stupid so can stick by them, like they do in their own home.
Her parents can visit the city like other tourists.
Actually I have and my friends have let me have people in they do not know. Friends are different then FAMILY!!! Have you actually spoken to your housemate?
BTW if your boiler is so **** they can shower when you are at work, no doubt they will be jet lagged anyway.
The parents are here to see their daughter, she works longer hours, they just want to spent time with their daughter. What is the problem??? You think her behaviour will change when they are here?
Can you not just let them use the living room for a few hours just so the poor girl can spend time with her family??? Hope your parents dont move and your landlord says they can not stay at yours.