Talk to Chris about sharing responsibilities around the apartment
Even though he is never home, it is still his responsibility
Take turns getting the rent together
Stock up on stamps and envelopes for the apartment and split the cost
Talk to the landlords and ask if they can take the fee away for this month because you didn't realize they did that. If the rent is late again, they can charge you then.
Talk to Chris and come up with a solution about reminding him when rent is due
I except Chris to be on the defensive saying he never got reminders for the rent and that I never reminded him. He will probably say that he will not pay the late fee because it isn’t his fault.
I am hoping that the landlords are more understanding and understand that they are dealing with college kids and this kind of thing happens.
I expect Chris to be very childish about his behavior that night when he walked into my room and interrupted my sleep.
He won’t like what I have to say.
I want to come up with a way for Chris to be reminded to pay for his part of the rent.
I want to ask the Landlords that if they can forgive the late charge for this one time.
I want to talk to Chris about his responsibilities in this apartment.
If Chris doesn't realize what he has done wrong, I want to see if I can sublet the apartment to someone else and find a new place to leave or break the lease and leave permanently because Chris and I don’t belong being roommates.