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Real Estate Quiz: When does 1200=900? *

posted at 4:12 pm
on Sep. 10, 2005

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Susie and I thought we’d rented a place.  It’s between Burrard and Granville bridges, on 1st street.  It’s a nice place: quiet, safe, third floor with balcony. Great location. Did I say quiet?

We’ve signed the rent and given our deposit cheque.  Things were looking good.

Here’s the sudden problem: as we were renting it, we were told several times that it was 1200 square feet.  It felt smaller than that to us, but we thought, hey, what do we know and everyone exaggerates.  As we signed the papers, I asked for a floor plan.

Today, by email, the real estate agent handling the rental told us that it was in fact only 900 square feet.

For comparison, we’re told the place we’re in now is 1100 sq. ft.

I’m shocked, and I think we’re going to abort our rental.  We have too much big stuff.  And paying the amount of rent they asked for, for only 900 sq. feet makes this place feel much more expensive.

What do you think?

Update: So far, everyone I’ve asked thinks we did the right thing.  But I’m horribly sad about the whole thing.  I just want to MOVE.  Last night, we spotted ANOTHER neighboring building that’s going to start getting jackhammered within a week or so.



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