Keeping on a rented house while working away - any suggestions?
June 25, 2014 2:02 AM Subscribe
There is a chance of being offered a very well paid 6 month job 7 hrs away from my newish home The lack of work here makes it hard to dismiss. That said I'm newish to my home and fond of it and my community. I suffer with hideous depressions and want to keep it on/build roots. (More inside).
posted by tanktop to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have asked the landlord how they would be about me having a house sitter/friend in or of there is a way to legitimately sub-let. Although they haven't out and out said no they are clearly not keen. Telling me to sort job out first to know what I would need - I don't want to muck about a potential employer if house situation is not-sortable.
Landlord says they don't like sublets but may consider a temporary arrangement such as a friend if I could come back every weekend (not practical) but '6 months would not be considered temporary'. I'm not sure I could get someone and have a lot of trust issues with letting someone in having been fkd over badly in a living arrangement before and please throw a cat into the situation.
All I can think of now is asking very established neighbours if anything similar has been done or offering all rent upfront or doubling my deposit, none of which feel great.
I feel it's a no go but anyone worked around a similar problem?
Accomodation at job is with it (no cats allowed).
Thanks in advance.