Subletting to exchange students
I just wanted to share something funny while I'm going nuts trying to get my apartment rented.
My SO and I have found a house and are moving there at the end of the month. My landlords have been really great and have told us that if we can find suitable tenants that they can take over our lease rather than making us sublet.
I think I made a mistake by listing the apartment on a subletting bulletin board because most of the people responding are summer visitors looking for furnished apartments and unfortunately, our place is going to be left completely empty.
I've been really surprised to get repsonses from about 6 different groups of Irish people looking to stay for the summer and work at a tourist venue. At this point, I'm letting people know right away that there is absolutley NO furniture in the place. But this is after I went back and forth with one young guy numerous times and I'm still not sure we have an understanding. Here's his latest email. Hello again (you'll be sick of hearing from me),
Call this stupid or an attempt at Irish charm!! I was jus inquiring into
whether there is any chance whatsoever you could get a few simple
furnishings for us before we got there? I'd only be talking 4 matresses, a
couch maybe or few chairs or the likes. Nothing major. Obviously we would
re-imburse you completely and give you extra for your help. We are bit stuck
you see, as our exams start on Monday and we would like to have accomadation
sorted before then. We are finding it very hard to get accomadation from
here you see and have been trying for nearly month now.
I fully understand you not being able to help us, but as my grandad says,
'you get nothing if you dont ask'!!!
I have to say I feel for the kid, but I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint him.