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To feel treated like a second class citizen?

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malificent7 Mon 10-Apr-17 12:44:20

As im a single mum on a low income who is renting.

Mostly the renting tbh. Ive had comments ained at me about renting such as tenants don't look after the house.
I find the inspections invasive and have ben told off for cobwebs ( very few) and im worried about calling anyone out to do repairs as i odten get charged.

I work ft in a low paid job ( trying to change this) and im just getting by.JUST.

I gave a lovely dp but our relationship is young and we are not ready to move in together.

Just gaving a moan. Id love to moan more about my rental situation but i dont want to out myself . Lets just say im a bit overwhelmed and feel trapped.

malificent7 Mon 10-Apr-17 12:45:24

Also im practically doing the house up for them as they want it returned to exactly the same state as when i moved in 6 years ago.

brexitstolemyfuture Mon 10-Apr-17 12:47:35

You're supposed to feel like scum, that's how the system is "working" at the moment.

On mn borrowing a shit load of money to speculate on houses is virtually seen as charity work as all here let it out for under the market rate grin

UppityHumpty Mon 10-Apr-17 12:59:30

Generally in my experience as a landlord tenants don't tend to look after a house as if it's their own. That's why I rent unfurnished even though it gives me less rent. After every tenant I have to spent 2-3k to re-do the house in time for the next week - repainting, in many cases replacing skirting boards because of spiders and dust caked into them, deep cleaning. I bet if it was your house you wouldn't have let the cobwebs build up!

malificent7 Mon 10-Apr-17 13:01:50

The thing is.... there are hardly any cobwebs! Anyway! I replanted the garden out of my own pocket a few years ago ( loved doing it though) Have just repainted and bought a new cooker etc. The furniture is mine.... thank god!

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