Lovely double-bedroom near Chalkwell beach to rent
A little note before we start: I'm just a tenant myself. I'm not owning the place and I'm looking for someone who's equally sharing the place with me. DSS or renting to couples/families is unfortunately not an option. You'll need good references from your current landlord and a good credit check.
Hey there. :)
I’m looking for a lovely, open-minded flatmate to move into the second double bedroom of the ground floor flat I’m living in. The room is only partly furnished (wardrobe, bedside tables and an in-built cupboard) but it’s massive and has direct access to the large garden behind the house. It's beautiful. The photos don't give it justice.
The flat is quiet and clean – 2 mins walk to Chalkwell beach, approx. 12 mins walk to both Chalkwell and Westcliff station.
There is a garage that can be used for all kinds of DIY things or to keep your car safe, if you have one. That said, there’s also an extra parking space in front of the garage.
There’s a small extra bedroom that we can share as a storage space or guest room. The bathroom has a tub and the kitchen is fairly big – great for cooking dinner together every now and then. I already got a fridge, oven, washing machine and dryer, so no need for you to bring them.
As a special bonus, I can throw in some amazing neighbours. We have BBQs together and help each other out where we can. For instance, I look after an elderly neighbour and her cat, keeping her company and taking out her rubbish every week. That's the kind of house we are.
By the way, I’m Marie, 45, a freelance graphic designer and part-time carer, originally from Germany. I’m an open-minded, laid-back rock chick who likes to keep to herself and socialise in equal measure.
I’m looking for someone who’s got all the good flatmate traits: professional with a good income, so the landlord will approve, open-minded and fair, pays rent and bills on time, talks openly and fairly about things and makes compromises when necessary, does their fair share of housework and looks after the place, is friendly and works on a good atmosphere with me – just generally a responsible and friendly person. It would be great to find someone who I can be good friends with. Forward-thinking, empathetic people have a bonus. I don’t think I could live with someone who reads the Daily Mail and voted Brexit. I don't care what gender, sexuality or race you are, just be lovely and pay the rent. ;)
There will be occasional parties but nothing out of the ordinary. Most of the time I like to have my peace and quiet. I like cleaning but I’m not obsessive about it either. Everything in balance.
The rent and bills are split 50/50. Your cut would be:
Rent – £425
Council tax* – £65
Gas/energy* – £45
Water* – £35
Phone and internet* – £25
= roughly £600 a month
*These prices are based on the payments of the past couple of years. Chances are they might change. We’ll work that out together. Maybe it’s time to switch suppliers.
The deposit is a month’s rent (£425) which should be paid as soon as the landlord approves the tenancy. Please make sure you have references lined up from your current employer and landlord to keep the new landlord/estate agent happy. Unfortunately, no animals are allowed (but there are plenty of neighbourhood cats to pet and squirrels to feed in the garden).
The official move-in/contract date is 8 October 2020 but I'm sure I can be flexible about the practical side of moving in (maybe the weekend before works better for you).
If you are interested, please call me. Chances are I’m not gonna pick up emails right away.
- Flat share
- £425 pcm (double)
- Minimum term
- 12 months
- Maximum term
- Bills included?
- Disabled access
- Living room
- Broadband included
- # flatmates
- Total # rooms
- Any pets?
- music, travelling, reading, hiking, books, friends, spirituality, harry potter, rock music
New flatmate preferences
- Couples OK?
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Males or females
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