and so it goes…

Frustrated today.

 Got the house. BUT! House may not be available to move into until 20th August. BUT! We have to be out of our current property by 15th August to avoid paying Aug/Sep rent. BUT! Nowhere to go for possible gap between moving out and moving in. BUT! Can’t stay the extra month because need to have kids moved and settled before school starts 4 Sep.

Get paid 15th August. Perfect. We will have the first month’s rent covered so applied for crisis loan for deposit. BUT! They don’t pay deposits, only first months rent. BUT! They won’t pay first months rent until we have paid deposit and provided them with a receipt. BUT! We can’t pay deposit until the 15th, the day we are supposed to move in. BUT! Even then we’ll still be £272 short!

Started the application for a McJob. Didn’t cry. Yet.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I know money is tight/nonexistent, but is it at all possible that a cheap hotel room or two would be less expensive than paying Aug/Sept rent for the 5 day gap? Or, might you be able to arrange a prorata rent with the current landlords for those few days? Can your inlaws help with a loan until payday? Come to think of it, are there payday loan places in the UK (will have horrible interest charges I am sure).

    Best of luck, Erin, my thoughts are with you.


  2. Posted by ering1 on July 30, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks very much for the ideas, Abigail! I’ll feel better about D approaching his parents if I know we’ll be able to pay them back within a matter of weeks, so hopefully they will be able to help.

    We probably couldn’t afford a hotel or even staying at the house at a reduced rate as we’ll need every cent of the paycheck coming in on the 15th. But maybe we’ll get lucky and we’ll be able to move in on the 15th. A little bit of luck like that would be nice in this whole nightmare!


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