The hunt for the perfect flat(mate) II

No it wasn’t going to be that easy. I had forgotten how you should not believe too much of what people tell you about the rooms they have available. As they are all “great” “spacious” “modern” etc.
The room in Fulham was all that in the ad, in real it was smaller than a shoebox, and about half the size of my current room. Now I don’t need a lot of space but I need: a single bed, a desk and chair so I can write behind my desk, and a small table/drawer for my small tv. The Fulham room had a single bed and no space for any of the other things. I got an instant claustrophobic attack and realised that my current room is quite funky.

(Why do I want to move you wonder? Well because the landlord is a bit of an ass, he just wants the rent but does not give us a contract nor does he pay for repairs to his house. Not a big issue until now – but the boiler is acting weird lately and I refuse to sponsor him with a new boiler.)

But I also met a potential new flatmate for my current flat, and she was actually a really nice person. She seemed to like the room, and I think we would get along fine. So if she says yes and moves in, maybe I should put my flat hunting on hold for a while and see what happens.

If that does not works out I always have the following offer:

HELLO
I HAVE A ROOM IN NORTH LONDON
I AM NON SMOKER AND MALE
IF YOU WISH WE CAN SHARE THIS ROOM
YOU WILL BE GUARENTEED ABOUT SAFETY
YOUR RENT WILL BE 35 POUND FOR A WEEK

35 pound per week to share a room(! not a flat mind you!!) with a man. So cheap. Tempting.

4 Comments

  1. Allen · 04-03-2009

    Try buddist centres for flatmates. Seriously. Nice people. Some of my best friends are buddists :-)

  2. Pedro · 04-03-2009

    So cheap? Do you mean the man or the room?

  3. grigorisgirl · 04-03-2009

    Bit worried about the safety guarantee (which he can’t spell!)I’ve never had to rent a flat or room but I remember my workmates coming back clutching their Evening Standards with various horror tales.

  4. thegirlinthecafe · 04-03-2009

    @Pedro: I leave that one up to you !

    @grigorisgirl: I am not sure what safety guarantee he is talking about – but it surely sounds dodgy!

    @Allen: I trust that they are nice people :)