So I've been searching for a place to move in my university town over the summer. There are a lot of students subletting their flats/homes over the summer while they go home and I've been messaging with a few people. There have been quite a few (but standard) issues where the place is farther than stated in the advert, or there are other undesirable issues (it's an illegal sublet, there will be a lot of housemates, far from public transport etc.) but this one took the cake and I wanted to see what others thought.
We will definitely not live in this place because of the condition the guy mentioned that was omitted from the original advert. In the original ad it said a flat with one housemate and it is really centrally located. The person subletting the room is the guy I emailed with, after I asked a few standard questions he emailed back answers but also added this:
" I will be living mostly in [bigger city] during this time, but there'd be a few nights I may crash in the living room after work, just to forewarn you. I'm not going to be there a lot, just when I have extra shifts at work and can't get back to [bigger city]. If this all sounds okay to you, would you like to figure out a time to come to see the room?"
What does ehell think about this? I found it really weird. We don't know this person at all. And it's not a super cheap deal or anything, pretty standard, but to have the room tenant basically say that they have an open-invite to come and go as they please? Has anyone else heard of anything like this?