|******** Looking for housemate in NYC beginning 8/10 CANCELLED||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Pyrophage (pyropanix.com)|
|Date: Thu, 7 Jul 94 12:42 CDT|
Hi folks, Boy has it been a day. I'm writing to say that I jumped the gun in posting that "looking for housemate in NYC" deal yesterday. I was under the impression, from living in college towns, that dropping a person from a lease and adding a new person was simple, involving just a mere-formality call for approval to a landlord. Wrong-o... Our landlord didn't go for the idea, and didn't elaborate too much on why so it was hard to present rational arguments. We asked the realtor who originally found us the place to help us talk to him, since there is somewhat of a communication gap due to us and the landlord having different birth-languages. The realtor suggested asking the landlord if a relative could move in, since the person moving out is a relative. I pointed out that this might not be possible since we had no way of knowing if the person moving in would look like us. At that point the realtor noted apologetically that this particular landlord just was not going to accept a person of a different race, if this was what we were getting at. Since we find the idea of screening potential roommates for race rather offensive, and since the lease specifies that we can't sublet without the landlord's permission, we've pretty much got to move out ourselves now, or absorb the entire rent on the apartment ourselves. SIGH. We now seem to be looking for, rather than offering, apartment space. As is the person who has answered our ad so far. We are strongly considering the idea of looking for an apartment with this person, who so far sounds like a pretty compatible housemate. But all is up in the air, and we are really stunned and frazzled. Anyway. Thought I had better post a retraction, fast. Sorry, folks... Geri/Pyrophage and Manny, who are not yet on the 'net full-time despite what it looks like... anyone wanting to get in touch with us should use the phone, (718)204-1265. Thanks...
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