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How the f*ck do you find a place to rent?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by snowberry, Sep 11, 2019.

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  1. snowberry

    snowberry Newbie

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    I need to leave my parent's house, I'm too old to still live at home, getting sick of it and it's a toxic place I can no longer tolerate. I am looking for a cheapish room to rent that isn't an outdated shithole, nor has vermin etc. I'm a cleaner so I know the types of people that live in crappy "old" places, or any place really...people are nasty). Of the online listings I replied to so far:

    - one was a too good to be true fake scam listing
    - another listing I inquired about viewing the place and then he/she stopped responding
    - one I got no response at all
    - I agreed to meet with one landlord at a public place (don't know why she wanted to do that instead of just showing me the property straight away). I had trouble figuring out which location it was cause there are hundreds of Tim Hortons around so I asked for an address, and then she's like "Sorry I went home" WTF.. refused to help

    I'm getting sick of these games and BS. I need to get out asap. I know I should continue searching but I don't know what I should do or how to respond to the ads to get selected (there are hundreds of views per ad so lots of competition)

    And I'm worried I'll get rejected by them b/c I earn a pittance each month (mostly grossing less than $1200 per month and it fluctuates). My worst month I know of was $600 in a month, thanks to my petty, passive aggressive, favouritist boss who likes me the least b/c I'm not social and don't share my personal life etc. so I get 'punished' with the least work/hours. It's a shitty cleaning company with little work available for employees b/c he's mostly working for himself with his own specialized jobs.
    And no I can't just "get a new job". It's extremely difficult/impossible for someone like me with bad social skills who's most likely somewhere on the spectrum too.
    I can't afford an apartment and have to settle for a room which would still eat up most of my income so I'm afraid every landlord will say no b/c I'm a low earner.

    Are online ads the only way to find rooms to rent? I don't know how else to find them and so far I'm having difficulty just scheduling a viewing of the properties!

    I need help please!
     
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    apr1515 Registered Member

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    Maybe Facebook Marketplace is good place to look, if your fellow countrymen do post their ads in fb.
     
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    Gumtree, Rightmove, Zoopla to name a few
     
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    Badboy Enterprise BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    At least its free to live with your parents
    live alone is expensive
    unless you share a house with +2
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

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    I can imagine this is somewhat different by country.

    Real estate agents deal with rentals too, at least where i live. There are brick and mortar offices, where you can go to. Then there are ads online on two or three bigger sites, where you can find places to rent, these sites don't deal with anything else. There are bigger apartment complexes, where there are signs, that the place is for rent. You can find these just by going down the street. And if you know someone, who have a place to rent, that's how i found both flats i rented throughout the years. I rent my own place since i'm 18 and started the uni. When you found your first place and you're a good tenant and have a healthy relationship with the landlord, often he/she can recommend you new places, if you need to go for whatever reason.
     
  6. Media Nomads

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    Maybe try an apartment with roomies, try facebook they are usually groups where people post places etc looking for roomies. I hope you find the right place soon
     
  7. theeyeinside

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    What country? The USA or somewhere else?

    Try Realtor.com. Also Zillow.com

    The cheapest way to live is to find a CHEAP lot, put in a well and septic yourself and put Chinese Container buildings on it.

    You can get 6 of them (1800 sq ft) for $12,000. Check AliBaba

    Sincerely.

    TheEye
     
  8. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Administrator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I'm not even going to lambaste you about the job thing. Everyone is getting pickier these days, especially if you don't have rental history or a stable income.

    I don't know what your extended family situation is like, but try moving out with some relatives. One of my sisters was going to do this with one of our cousins; they were going to move into a new apartment together. Or perhaps you could try moving into a grandparent's/uncle's house. I did this when I was 14 years old for a year, although keep in mind that they may not be very lenient or even worse. Other than that, you can try asking friends or family if they know of anything.

    I'm not sure what the government is like in your country (presuming you're outside of the US, from what I can see), but looking into government assistance is also an option. You might be put on a waiting list, but it would cover some or all of the costs of moving out if you really don't make much annually.

    Of course, take all of this with a pinch of salt. When that time came for me, I was in an uncommon situation where my parents were the ones who moved out of my house, rather than the other way around, so I know less about moving out with no credit/rental history than the average person.
     
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    Get a girlfriend whit a house.
     
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    Hey bro, reply PM me please
     
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    Have you tried local agencies?? I don't know about your country/location but there's usually tons of local agencies everywhere with their own webs and listing of rentals.
     
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    Agency and Facebook marketplace is also good.
     
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    Take a bike and look for To-let boards. That's how I do it.
     
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    I think it's matter of budget that you have. If you have enough money it's easy to find a room/apartment/house etc. If you don't have enough money you know...
     
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    India has lots of online sites for same olx locanto etc
     
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    Whats wrong with living with parents? Living alone sucks.
     
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    Stop complaining, take responsibility of yourself.
     
  18. snowberry

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    Honestly WTF

    I was so close to scheduling a viewing of one place (room in shared house) with someone but then once I asked what the address of the place is they stop replying. This is the second time this happened for me. Why the f*ck do they just stop answering when I want to know where the place is to come see it? This is so stupid and weird. It didn't look like a fake scam listing and I know how to spot one.

    WHY are people doing this? How am I ever going to be able to find a place if I can't get through this supposed barrier? I'm being polite in my messages, what's going on? Are they scared that someone is actually serious about renting a room in their house or what? Is it something else I'm not aware of?

    Any advice please?
     
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    I dont know where you from but try some private listings. Not on the big internetbrands.
    Another thing here in Europe is to live in a shared appartment, get some small appartment for student. It will cost you some money, its more expensive then living at home.
     
  20. HoNeYBiRD

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    Those ads might be posted by a middle man. He/she doesn't tell you the address, because that way you can deal with the landlord directly, leaving the middle man with nothing. At least that's how it works, where i live.