Thursday, November 30, 2006

Getting nowhere fast!

I’m becoming more than slightly concerned because I’ve posted numerous adds on numerous websites, bulletin boards and forums, and I still cannot find a flatmate to move in in January. People either email me asking if I can lower the rent, or if they can bring a pet, and the answer to both questions is a firm, ‘no’, because it’s the land lord’s decision and not mine. I did have one prospective viewer, but I just got an email from her saying that her circumstances have changed and so she will not be coming to view the flat. I really don’t know what to do. The basic reality is, that if I can’t find a flatmate the rent will be twice the amount I’m paying now, and I simply cannot afford to pay it. I’m in the middle of my contract so don’t think I can back out until the end of June, and so I really don’t know what to do. I’ve seriously put adverts everywhere that I can think of, and the truth is that most people obviously have houses already and just aren’t looking. I don’t know what the solution is, I just have to keep hoping that I’ll get an email from some one who is really interested in moving in. I’m starting to get really stressed out about it though, and to be honest I really don’t think DL staying and us living together is a real option, it’ll ruin any hope of us ever having a friendship. I’m beginning to wish we’d never agreed to sign up for another year in the first place, it’s proving to be more hastle than it’s worth. The land lord is also a useless arse, he says it’s my responsibility to find some one to pay the other half of the rent, which isn’t really very helpful. The only other option I have is that a friend of S and M’s also happens to be looking for a place to live. The downside is that he’s male and I really didn’t want to live with a guy, but I might be forced to consider it if that’s the only option I have. Hmmmm, what to do…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just keep looking. Someone suitable will turn up eventually. I would imagine there are lots of people who have whatever kinds of contracts which will cease in December and who will be looking for new living arrangements in the New Year, so you do have that to your advantage, I think.

It will work out! Try not to stress about it. (Yes, yes! Easier said than done, I know, but stressing only gets in the way of progress!)