Whew

Nov. 20th, 2013 12:18 pm
jojomojo: (southpark)
[personal profile] jojomojo
Looks like I can move paying the deposit and first month's rent on my new place to the beginning of next month, after I get paid. Considering that's an eyewatering total of £2685 ($4329 in Leftpondian terms), that's just as well; it means I can afford to, like, have food and stuff.

It's going to be a lean couple of months til I get the deposit back on my old place...

Date: 2013-11-20 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dionysus1999.livejournal.com
Not just London and New York that are becoming impossible to find reasonable priced homes, huh?

Date: 2013-11-20 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jojomojo.livejournal.com
Nope. The southeast in general is fairly pricy; Oxford is (just) in commuting range of London, which is one reason I'm here (can't find a job locally if I get laid off? With a soulsucking two hour commute I can probably find something down there).
The main reason the sticker price is so high is the deposit though (standard is 1.5 times rent hereabouts, but this letting agent asks for 2 times for people with pets; there isn't really a culture here of a separate pet fee/monthly pet charge like I paid in Ann Arbor).

That said London specifically is absolutely bonkers at the moment by all accounts, partly because lots of overseas rich people are investing in property there.

Date: 2013-11-21 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plexq.livejournal.com
Ouch.

I've yet to see a deposit back, or at least much of one since living in the US.

Date: 2013-11-21 10:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jojomojo.livejournal.com
I didn't really have a problem with that in the US (maybe the Midwest is more chillaxed or something; I didn't even have a deposit on the place I lived in in Ann Arbor for half a decade), and I got my deposit back on my previous place here.

I'm expecting them to get a bit arsy with my current place since the cat's picked at the carpet a bit; such is life.

Date: 2013-11-24 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naiadea.livejournal.com
If it's a low-pile, berber-type carpet you can often just skim scissors over the bits that have been picked and even it out. As long as it's not a big, single area, it works pretty well.

Date: 2013-11-24 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jojomojo.livejournal.com
Ooh, I'll try that; thanks.

Profile

jojomojo: (Default)
jojomojo

July 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
234567 8
91011121314 15
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:40 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios