My apartment building is undergoing a renovation no one asked for in 3 months time, And just like magic our rents will rise $400
Rise $400 that is a extreme ! What did they do, replace the brick walls with 24k gold bars ?
Unfortunately for some building owners comes time where they must do repairs, it's not always by choice, some buildings get old and age and require important repairs, much like a house, though if they are replacing porcelain toilet bowls for 24k gold ones, nobody asked for that for sure, it won't make people's sh***ing experience more pleasant. But usually you hear about rents going up a few bucks maybe $50, maybe more, but $400, bloody hell - are you renting a mansion ?
Maybe if we are real lucky we can be slaves for rich businessmen/women, Maybe we should reinstate slavery.
In this country some people are unfortunately slaves to the government both provincial and federal, as here if you are one of the lucky ones to earn a decent salary, you will be "donating" 6 months of your hard earnings to the government so they can finance their lavish lifestyles and watch them burn your money.
It's completely insane, The building don't need renovation and the only purpose is to make more money.
Maybe you heard about venture capital firms like Blackstone?, It's not Blackstone but another firm called Heimstaden A/S.
They are only interested in making as much money as possible, Their slogan is something like: Buy, Renovate and sell.
I'm in a bit of a pickle as i simply cannot find any apartments in Copenhagen i can afford , So i guess it's goodbye Copenhagen.
Finding an apartment with a rent of just $1200 - $1500 is close to impossible unless you have the right connections, If i could afford $2000-$3000 it wouldn't be that big of a problem (It's insane).
Copenhagen, Big city , like Sydney or Melborne here , let see prices
Sydney , nothing under 600.00 per week , yes per week
Melbourne , nothing under 500 per week
Tasmania , garbage place at the end of the world , shithole , only500 000 people , nothing under 300.00 per week
Come to Australia , still few places free under the bridge
Still places under the bridge???, Don't you have to sign up for that?
When i'm talking about rents in Copenhagen ranging from $1200-1500, We are talking about small apartments no bigger tha 50 squaremetres. If you want 80-120 squaremetres we are talking everything from $2500-4000 a month.
If there wer'e just alternatives, But No!! Cpenhagen is filled up and everything new being build are luxorious apartments which a normal wage can't afford.
You can sign up for apartments through common apartment organisations with somehow decent rents, Only problem is that so many signed up that it will take close to 20 years before anything is available (40 years are not uncommon either). And then they recently added a new rule in which you need to be working at least 36 hours a week to be signed up on the internal waiting list???, Yes that's right "INTERNAL", If you don't qualify for these terms you will be placed on the"EXTERNAL" waiting list which means that even if you wait 40 years another can sign up tomorrow and overtake you on the list, They call it "FLEXIBLE" criteries (Flexible my a..)
I actually don't have anything against people who work hard and makes a lot of money, But what i don't like is when politicians are adding certain rules that divides people and effectively prevents them the same basic rights, But of course politicians would never agree that that's is exactly why these rules are being made.
Sorry, I'm very frustrated at the moment.