I have a big problem on my hands. My lease ends in august and I was planning on moving out because my current roommate is a violent, alcoholic, insubordinate, rude, non paying bills on time, cat abusing, chair throwing, i can go on... Instead of moving out, i have decided, why be intimidated by this prick i've been living with, and just get a new roommate. There are 3 of us in the house, and the other has experienced and agrees with my sentiment towards the other roomie. The landlord is on my side, as I have been living in buildings of his for the past 6 years with and am on a friendly personal basis with him. And I pay him on time. The question is, how do i get this problem roommate out at the end of the lease while causing as little blowout as possible. Like i said, he is violent, and has a short fuse. Another issue is, he is in the same social circle i am in. The problem is, he only acts out while at home. Around the group hes the coooooool melllloow dude. Not the case for my daily living circumstance when he comes home at 1am after being at the bar (daily basis) and is generally an angry, aggressive individual. So im trying to keep bad blood and awkwardness to a minimum as we do see eachother in social settings often. Any ideas??? Seriously roommate from hell.