Well I’ve been meaning to make this blog post for a while but my electric went down for 3 days then the other times I was busy relaxing as I’ve been feeling rather stressed so time to look back on the hunt.
The first place I went to see was a hobbit hole. Hell Bilbo Baggins looked like he had a lot more space in his hobbit hole than this place had. The bedroom roof at its tallest was 6’0” tall and it sloped a lot. Given I’m 5’10” the estate agent should have told us not to even waste my time going in. The slope of the ceiling meant I would probably give myself a concussion going down stairs to use the bathroom every night. They were asking £93,000 for a place that was ridiculously small. I’m not sure if they want that payment in leprechaun gold as I’d need to be a leprechaun to consider that place spacious. It also had its front door in a job centre car park. So that place was an obvious no.
The second place was a flat that cost just under £85,000. Its kitchen was pretty disgusting, its bathroom had mould on the walls and there wasn’t even a light bulb in the living room so we couldn’t see it properly. It also has a parking space which you have to rent at £25 a month and a communal drying area. That was also a no.
The third place had sloped ceilings throughout and looked nice but it didn’t feel like somewhere I could ever feel comfortable living as it would never feel like my flat. That same thing was the problem with the fourth place as well. I couldn’t see myself living in either of them due to their sloped ceilings.
The fifth place smelt like old people was dirty and dark. Its not like opening the blinds would even fix this place because its right next to a street. For many its also on their walk home back from town after a night of drinking. It needed completely new flooring and a total redecoration. And at £95,000 it was really not worth that amount. It also happened to be near train track so I’m not sure whether that would make the apartment rattle or not if you were living in it. So that was a no.
The sixth property was lovely. Its only problems were that the living room and bedroom only had single glazing and that it is a shared freehold which means I have to wait and see what the contract that’s yet to be drawn up would be like. So that is not a no yet but at this rate it probably will be.
I personally didn’t go see the seventh place, my mum went by herself. All she had to say was that it was a nice place other than the fact it was disjointed. As the parking space was around the corner and the garden was a fair bit away and it had one of those high voltage electric point things next to the garden. So that is unlikely, especially since there’s only 70 years or so left on the freehold or leasehold whichever my mum said. I forgot.
The eighth place that I went to see today we couldn’t get into because the key which had been recut from the original by the look of it didn’t work. So that one will have to be rescheduled for another day since it didn’t go to plan.
So property hunting has been overall pretty depressing. As my escape chances are looking pretty low right now to be honest. I have another property viewing today so I thought I’d use this free time to vent about how difficult I’m finding property hunting at the moment. My mum is considering how easy the place would be to sell as well when I want to move on and to be honest I think everywhere I have viewed the people are struggling to sell their places because of the faults with them and I’d rather not be lumbered with them when I want to move on. So yeah here’s hoping something good comes up soon.