Apt NOT For Rent

I asked the landlord to check with the new owner whether their intention will be to rent (and if there will be an adjustment), so I know what their plan is. She called me back earlier this week to confirm: the new owner wants to live in here. And that means I can't. So though I was planning to take this chance to look for a new place anyhow, now there's the actual pressure of "you can't live here anymore" behind it. Mentally, feels different, because I just lost a backup alternative!

Anyway, my existing lease agreement is until the end of May; this weekend, I'll meet with the old and new landlords to re-sign the lease with the new landlord (until the end of the May still). I can move out pretty much at any time before that, though, so I've started looking for places.

The lowdown is this: my ideal place (if one even exists) will likely mean a 40% increase in rent. Basically, I've learned that I need (want) to live in a place that:

- is a studio apt, about 450sqft (some places are like dorms, or are multiple bdrms),
- is under 10 years old (rare in the areas I want),
- has a lot of closet space (rare),
- is well maintained or newly remodelled (also rare), and
- includes furniture already (very rare)!

I'm warming up a little bit to that last one, because I can just find some cheap IKEA furniture, but I don't really want to buy a bed or sofa or any of the heavy (ie. not easily movable) stuff. As a new backup, there are some units in this building for rent, and I'll be checking them out this weekend as well.

Ugh.

3 comments:

Princess Taj said...

Ugh. That sucks!!

Hope all works out!!

Love,
Taj

hougee said...

move back to vancouver :)

Momcy said...

Moved to Toronto, I'll let you stay at my place! "Again, it depends on how much" you are paying me!? hee hee!