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Thread: Wanted: Short-term accomodation in ChCh

  1. #1
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    Default Wanted: Short-term accomodation in ChCh

    Hi,

    I've got what I wanted the blue sticker in my passport (AAAARGGGHHHH) and my flight is booked for 17 June, however the reality of finding somewhere to live is even scarier particularly because I need somewhere of moderate cost. I remember moving to London UK endlessly phoning estate agencies, I even looked at a converted public toilet on an ex-council estate for 1000 pcm, to be honest I nearly gave up and went back to Manchester :-)

    So I'm wondering if any of you good people know of any rooms to rent/ houseshares/ caravans/ farm outbuildings for a month or so with a view with extension if the location suits my needs, to be honest it has to be of moderate cost since for the first few weeks I will be attending interviews and going on balloon trips etc. More information about me given below if you are in a position to offer this stray a home.

    Thanks for your help again.

    Mark









    Background:
    Geotechnical engineer, Ex-builder (back-up job), 35yo, male, UK, very clean and tidy although I do big cleans rather than regular messing about, not into partying prefer to eat out, many interests such as sailing, fishing, camping, eat late at night say 10pm, smoke but don't mind going outside.
    Cons:
    I don't respond well to being criticised or told when to do things- I remember my aunty chucked me out because I left the pan in the sink to soak overnight mainly because I'd over-eaten and I was adament I would not wash it til the next morning lol

  2. #2
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    Trade me is really messing me about, I have joined with 2 different email accounts and even used a NZ address and postcode !!
    Is it something to do with the IP address, is there any way around it ??.

    Thanks.

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    Hi
    Even if you use an NZ email address they detect that you are not in NZ or Oz and you will have problems. Check this thread out where Bunot contacted Trademe and explained that he was not here yet and they were most helpful so I would suggest you do the same
    http://www.enz.org/forum/showthread....572#post445572

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    Hi

    Has anybody had any experience of house shares ??

    It seems rents are quoted weekly, theres no mention of contracts or notice and nothing about deposits within adverts??. My situation is I may want to move on after a few months since I know nothing about NZ and want to tactfully enquire about the above without spooking the owner.

    Is it just a relaxed relationship where you have to give a bit of notice?

    Cheers

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