Monday, 5 June 2006

lodger farming

Because we've decided to move as quickly as we can, we are now snowed under with Eastern European chaps looking for lodgings over the summer.

Slovakian Lodger was supposed to be saying for six months or so. New New Polish Lodger * was staying for three weeks, until Original Polish Lodger's Friend and His Girlfriend arrived near the end of June **.

So I have arranged for Original Polish Lodger's Friend and His Girlfriend to go and stay with B's mum and dad (Kate and Vic) when they arrived. Kate and Vic are quite happy about this, because their current Australian Lorry-Driving Lodger *** is moving out in ten days. So that's a happy ending.

However, it leaves me with the guilt of making one Pole and one Slovakian homeless at the end of the month. Kate and Vic's neighbour also rents rooms, so I am going to put them in touch with him; after that, they're on their own.

Not my problem, really - but having made the commitment to Slovakian Lodger and now no longer being able to accommodate him, I feel rather a heel.

I am filing today. Oh joy.

B is still wrestling with the Belfry, but R is back from his holiday. We had an orientation meeting first thing this morning drinking tea in the sun in the garden. It was rather nice.


* New Polish Lodger left ten days ago for the bright lights of London
** I can draw a diagram of this if it will help
*** Arrived three months ago on holiday, also now looking for a job in London, they started renting a room out because they were so impressed with how we were getting on



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8 comments:

  1. I'm filing too and it's just too darned hot! (even for a musical number)

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  2. I'm filing too and it's just too darned hot! (even for a musical number)

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  3. Umm, wouldn't your home be worth more / sell just as quick as a going concern with your, um, Slovakian source of income in situ?

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  4. Umm, wouldn't your home be worth more / sell just as quick as a going concern with your, um, Slovakian source of income in situ?

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  5. Yes, it would be worth loads more; we're not going to sell, we're just remortgaging and going to rent it out. But apparently you can't rent single rooms out if you aren't resident in a property, without some kind of licence from the council - and there are big-time fines if you do that and get caught. So we need to rent it out to one person/groupo of people as an Assured Shorthold. And the lodgers we've got don't want to stay for long enough, or know each other well enough, to want to rent it on that kind of agreement.

    Which is a shame.

    *takes breath*

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  6. Yes, it would be worth loads more; we're not going to sell, we're just remortgaging and going to rent it out. But apparently you can't rent single rooms out if you aren't resident in a property, without some kind of licence from the council - and there are big-time fines if you do that and get caught. So we need to rent it out to one person/groupo of people as an Assured Shorthold. And the lodgers we've got don't want to stay for long enough, or know each other well enough, to want to rent it on that kind of agreement.

    Which is a shame.

    *takes breath*

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  7. Ooh, beware of "tenants"!

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  8. Ooh, beware of "tenants"!

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