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The 27 Stages You’ll Go Through When Flat Hunting

Flat hunting is the WORST. So. Many. Emotions.

1. You start out optimistic, setting email alerts and downloading all the apps. 

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2. You check every half hour for something new

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3. Before long you’re feeling pretty exhausted

You only started an hour ago.

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4. You’ll feel degraded by some of the flats on offer

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5. And disgusted at the price of them

“£1,150 pcm for a STUDIO!?”

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6. You view something that makes you physically sick

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7. And you just want to give up entirely

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8. Then the one comes along and you fall in love / die of excitement 

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9. You imagine how it’ll look with all your things in it

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10. And how you’ll arrange the furniture

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11. You basically plan out your whole life in this new flat of yours

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12. Except it’s not yours, and before you know it someone else has taken it

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13. Then comes the rage

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14. And the bitterness

“I’m fine. I didn’t want it anyway. It had shit carpet”

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15. And the grief 

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16. Once again you feel you might as well give up because nothing will be as good as that

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17. You consider broadening your range which only makes the pain worse

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18. You find some moral support from Netflix and wine and manage to pick yourself up again

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19. You call for more viewings – an ordeal you wouldn’t wish on anyone 

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20. You even risk viewing listings with no pictures

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21. You go to a “group viewing” – also known as a BLOODBATH

So much hate in one room.

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22. Eventually you get in there before any one else and have first pick at a flat you quite like

But there’s a viewing 10 minutes after yours meaning the whole thing is filled with panic.

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23. You go for it. It’s not great but you just want it all to end

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24. Then you hear how much the deposit is

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25. And how much the agency fees are

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26. You sign your savings and your life away in a mixture of glee and anguish

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27. You think it’s finally over, then start the tenancy and credit checks…

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Just keep thinking about the house warming.

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