Wiggynut wrote: »
lol, unfortunately, I would not do this... I'm too !!!!!!! thoughtful! (but that's not a swear word?????)
(plus I did hear that she once put a friend in the boot of her car and leave her in the middle of nowhere over a tiny fight... !!?!??!?!?!?)
asbokid wrote: »
for god's sake move out!
it's not like you're an 18 year old fresher, in a foreign town, far from home, and in need of step-by-step guidance on doing your first spagbol!(I don't have any family or family home anyway from the age of 15 well, nor before that but that's a different story!!!) I've certainly never had step by step guidance on anything either... but I obviously have a crap judgment on things so need advice from others (for a change).
it sounds like you are asking for advice over the breakdown in this relationship rather than a financial matter..
walk away.. if you're not shown on the tenancy agreement... ahem.. forget about it...
kelloggs36 wrote: »
Originally Posted by milkybars I think you need to pay your university accomodation services a visit... most universities have these but sometimes under a different name and you may have to do some chasing to find their office. Once there you need to discuss two things with them:
Emergency accommodation - explain you have been asked to leave. Take your tennancy agreement with you and any other documents relating to your current accommodation. Have they formally asked you to leave, verbally or have they asked you in writing? The accommodation services may be able to provide a room in halls for you if one is vacant and you can prove your position.don't have an agreement - they kept saying they would get the landlord to sort it but never did (apparently the landlord had refused to add any more people to it but my 'friends' have only told me this recently!!! I've been here for 2.5 years!!)
Issue of bills - explain that they are asking you to pay more and more but won't show you the bills. Do you have a record of what you've paid? Did you pay my cheque or cash? Have you seen any of the bills - I think you need to ask to see these. When you moved in, did you take a meter reading?they are my best friends!!! Well I would hate to know who your enemies are then! These are no friends if they are treating you like this - honestly you are being taken for a fool. Get out, and pay nothing, they can't make you as there appears to be no contract and they can't prove you owe anything. I paid into their bank account but due to their debts they then asked for cash which I kept trying to say no to but then that means I'm not paying rent. and it was only suppose to be for a month or two... it's now 8 months! they will not show me any bills because they are trying to rip you off - the electric one has been paid (I've seen the letter they left behind saying paid in full )but they are saying it's still outstanding!
In the mean time, try not to wind your flatmates up. Explain that you are seeking some advice regarding the bills since you understood that they were included in the tennancy. they know it was included in my rent but they have now decided I should have paid more - despite me giving and offering to pay more rent as the room I changed too was bigger! they want to back date it all - way over the top too... £300 a month on top of the £350per month I was paying - the room is tiny so I wouldn't pay that much... no one would!Keep calm in front of them but make sure that they know you are seeking advice, if they're conning you out of money they may think twice. Ask for a copy of all the bills they claim you owe for, or ask them to itemise what they think you have paid and what they think you owe.they are now saying I've been paying rent in arrears but I pay in front (have done for 18 years.. I would never pay in arrears!!) I paid a months rent the following day of moving in and paid every month since so I can't be in arrears!
they keep changing things and then denying what was said before.. there's two of them (boyfriend takes her side automatically- regardless of facts!?!)
Don't worry, it'll sort itself out. Life's a learning curve!
Get out now whilst you have still got your sanity. Don't look back and be assured they are NOT your friends. Sorry, but they aren't.
brettcta wrote: »
you can get a lease on a house over the summer.
type in 'student house needed over summer in 'insert your area here' and it should bring up a miriad of results
Wiggynut wrote: »
I'm just moaning about the breakdown of the relationship (I have no other outlet so to speak!) not wanting advice on that! but it's more about advice on housing for students... ie: other students might have experience of student housing and I'm sure there are others who have been in awkward situations and would like advice from others (I rely on myself but clearly not working well so going elsewhere for others opinion might help clarify things for me).
it's hard to walk away when needing to find new housing quickly - landlords want references, checks etc which takes time, finding van, packing etc... still takes more than a week realistically - I'm not 18 so I have more than a suitcase and some books or have the option of family to store stuff with in the meantime!
Fire_Fox wrote: »
Why don't you start listing some of your belongings on eBay? I think it's good to have a cull every year or two, just keeping the stuff you use regularly or absolutely adore. This will bring in a little extra cash and broaden your options for suitable accomodation.
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