We heard last night that there are just too many legal obstacles in the way to allow us to take on the boarded up flat which we hoped to get. The owners are simply unable to let us rent the place, without first making all the repairs necessary themselves. We are disappointed at this outcome, and feel like a bit of creativity wouldnt go amiss – instead the estate is left with an unusable, boarded up property, which helps to depress the area.
Now we are back on the search for somewhere to call home, there is another flat available, not boarded up this time, currently it looks like our only option. Sadly I’m left feeling like its a very poor second best.