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Looking for a flatmate - Reading

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kemik, 16 May 2010.

  1. Kemik


    Joined: 7 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,946

    Location: Widnes


    Not 100% if this is allowed (or should be put in members market?) but thought I'd give it a shot.

    I'm looking for a flatmate in the Reading area. I'm hoping to rent a two bed, two bathroom, modern flat. Rent will be split 50/50 (max £500 per person per month, bills not included). Deposit and admin fee will be dependant on the flat I end up going with.

    I'm basically just looking for interest at the moment. I'm moving to Reading from the end of June so looking for people who will need a flat from around then onwards.

    Email in trust or reply here.

    About me
    21 year old professional who will be working in Theale 9-5, 5 days a week
    Non-smoker with no pets
    My 22 year old girlfriend will also be living with me. We'll both have the master bedroom with en-suite while the flatmate has their own bathroom.

    Like I say, I haven't found a flat yet. I'm flying down to view 4 this saturday. The total rent ranges from £875/mo to £1000 and you'd be paying half of it.

    Last edited: 17 May 2010
  2. HaX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,080

    Location: Berkshire

    I was in Reading a few weeks ago. While it seemed like a reasonable place, I was astounded at how much it costs to rent or buy.

    I saw adverts for terraced housing (which appeared to be in a deprived area) going for £1000 per month. Absolutely insane!

    Do people who work down there get a London weighting on their wages?
  3. bigsharn


    Joined: 25 Oct 2009

    Posts: 576

    Location: York

    I don't see why it wouldn't be allowed, but I suppose it's up to the admins :p

    Any photos? I know someone who *might* be interested.
  4. Sukh


    Joined: 29 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,583

    Location: Chelsea

    What work are you going to be in?
  5. Throrik

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2009

    Posts: 1,856

    Location: Manchester

    Might want to give some information about yourself, for all we know you could be a furry.
  6. Gooner14


    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,134

    Location: In a state of Flux

    Not sure where you saw that pricing? I was paying less than that for a 3 bed, 3 storey town house around 5 miles from Reading town center in Arborfield earlier this year. 2 bed flats can be rented in Reading for slightly less than that (£800).

    I know in teaching Reading isn't in the London weighting area, but Bracknell is.
  7. D.Roberts


    Joined: 3 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,319

    Location: not sure

    Im IN if ya get me ;)
  8. Converge


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,683

    Try and avoid the Oxford Road if you can.
  9. ntg


    Joined: 24 Nov 2008

    Posts: 2,502

    Last edited: 26 May 2010
  10. sorn21


    Joined: 12 Nov 2008

    Posts: 3,378

    Location: T.O.

    Hi there, following on from This thread

    I would like to be your room mate;

    Paranoid: Very High
    Schizoid: High
    Antisocial: High
    Borderline: Moderate
    Histrionic: Moderate
    Avoidant: Low
    Dependent: Low
    Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate

  11. kiteloopy


    Joined: 13 Apr 2008

    Posts: 2,696

    Location: Notts / Reading

    Im moving down to reading in Aug, starting a new job in early sept.

    email in trust if you like.
  12. mac1st3


    Joined: 14 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,170

    Location: Southampton

    Used to live in Bracknell, We got a location allowance for being near to london, of an extra 50p per hour >.<

    Reading is actually cheaper to rent etc than Bracknell, which was surprising, had a 2 bed house in b'nell for £710 (between us) and it was pretty crappy and small, but also the cheapest we could find :/
  13. D.Roberts


    Joined: 3 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,319

    Location: not sure

    n1blo you took the test to I see hehehehehe.
  14. Kemik


    Joined: 7 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,946

    Location: Widnes

    I'm working in the people services department at a big four accounting firm. Basically doing a temporary move from corporate tax for 6 months to see how I like Reading. If I can get a space and enjoy it I'm hoping to make the move permanent.

    Sent :)

    I don't have a flat yet. Viewing four this Saturday. It was to get ideas of if anyone was interested so I could email them once I confirm. I'd be happy to send links to the flats I'm viewing.
  15. Cold Fusion


    Joined: 30 Jan 2007

    Posts: 895

    Did a part time course at UoR for two years and it seems like a reasonible place.

    Having said that it does appear ALOT on Road Wars on Sky Three :D
  16. Eriedor

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,868

    Location: Reading

    As said before stay away from west reading and whitley. RG1 RG6 (student area) woodley and earley are good, caversham is ok aswell. I currently pay £1000 for a very spacious flat in RG1. Theres a few good blocks of flats around for "professionals" (q1, q2, meridian, lucinia view etc) which are fitted very nice but found them to be quite small.

    I also suggest you re-evaluate the rent split, it is unfair splitting it 50/50 when you're demanding the master bedroom, ensuite and living with your gf which would mean in effect the flat mate paying a part of her living costs. Same with bills, they should be split 1/3's not 50% flat mate 50% you and your gf.
  17. Conrad11


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,362

    Exactly what I thought.
  18. Mad old tory


    Joined: 25 May 2003

    Posts: 9,361

    Location: Limehouse

    Whoop PS buddy!!

    You're lucky though, I'm surprised they haven't given you an eight month secondment to nab you for the whole of busy season!

    Enjoy getting used to our quirky software!
  19. Strife212


    Joined: 15 Dec 2007

    Posts: 16,574

    The rent split is a gyp
  20. Madgeordie2004


    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 637

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Yes, should'nt it be split 3 ways?