22 Frustrating Things About Looking For A Flatshare In London

ARGH.

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1. There are so many options you don't know where to start.

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One of them is bound to have nice people and not be horrible and be in an ok place. But at the moment you have no clue.

6. You soon discover that all people are terrible.

An actual room ad: 'Absolutely No friends allowed in house. Im easygoing.[sic].'

Dave Molloy@davemolloy

An actual room ad: 'Absolutely No friends allowed in house. Im easygoing.[sic].'

02:41 PM - 6 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Really, really terrible.

Need a room to rent? I was given this upon a recent viewing. This is not a joke! #heseemedsonormal

LAURA EVELYN@lauraevelyn1

Need a room to rent? I was given this upon a recent viewing. This is not a joke! #heseemedsonormal

10:06 AM - 9 Jan 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. You get unreasonably excited when you get emails like this.

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Only to be disappointed when you find out its someone telling you the room you were interested in has already gone.

16. You get so desperate you consider moving into this former storage space.

According to the ad: ""Ideally it would suit someone less than 5’4 tall and with no history of claustrophobia." But at least its only £40 a week, and right next to Paddington!

20. Chatting with the current housemates feels like you're at a job interview.

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"No, I don't know where I want to be in five years time. Probably not here, though."

22. But then a miracle happens: Someone say yes! You (almost) have somewhere to live.

After doing a ton of paper work and handing over all of your life savings and/or overdraft to a letting agent for unspecified "fees" (you're too scared to ask questions at this point in case they change their mind).