Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Well fuck it.

Our property manager just called to say our landlady is selling our house.

Does anyone have a cupboard we can come and live in?

12 Comments:

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

That sucks, sucks, sucks, sucks!

I hope you find something quickly.

twirly said...

you can live in my cupboard! you know where i live - look it up - see if you can get a job :)

any chance the new owner will rent to you?

Queen of West Procrastination said...

It must be Wednesday.

And you are most certainly welcome in my cupboard.

Consultartrix Imperatrix said...

You can live in my cupboards. I can move my office out of my spare room and you can have it if you like. There is plenty of space in my living area for my desk and stuff!

StyleyGeek said...

If you are who I think you are, Consultartrix, you may regret making that offer :) More seriously, though, if you hear of anything going in your building, we might be interested.

Twirly, I think there is a reasonable chance of an investor buying the place (maybe 50% chance). But our rent hasn't changed in the last two years, while the rest of this suburb has increased hugely. So I suspect anyone who buys will want to raise the rent.

The rent prices in the inner north (i.e this suburb and all neighbouring suburbs: anything up to 30 mins easy cycle from university) are pretty scary right now. I looked today and saw nothing advertised for anything under $50 per week more than we are paying, and most of them were around $90 more per week. That adds up pretty quickly! So the options may be: (1) move into a 1-bedroom place instead of 2, or (2) live less central.

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Well crap! You can come live with us. Bring the parrots.

Seeking Solace said...

That blows big chunks!!!

The History Enthusiast said...

You know where I live too, so if you wanna come just let me know! I'm so sorry that they are treating you this way.

liina said...

We received the same phone call a few years ago - our solution: we bought the place ourselves. It's not far from where you live - the current tenants' lease ends in January.... If you're still looking then, let me know.

StyleyGeek said...

Wow, thanks Liina! If we are looking in January, I'll bear that in mind!

And thanks to everyone for the cupboard offers. It would be a bit of a long commute, but you never know how desperate we'll get!

Weekend_Viking said...

You guys have seriously offended some ancient, one-eyed, iron helmeted germanic god of rental housing, right?

Told you you should have moved in with me and Stellar_muddle - we never have any landlord trouble because I intimidate them immediately they've let me sign the lease.

StyleyGeek said...

Yes, but if we had moved in with you, we would still be in the shit, just sooner, because you and Stellar Muddle would have buggered off to NZ, leaving us searching for random flatmates. And no one likes random flatmates. Least of all, us.