Definitely. Especially when I have to sign that stupid slip that says if anything happens to them it is now no bodies problem but my own. You know that paper trail goes back to Live Nation, and they are hard enough to deal with as it is.
Post by Horned Gramma on Feb 27, 2014 7:52:28 GMT -8
Stormy and I lived in an apartment building in SE Portland for a while where if you got a package delivered, you had to buzz the mailman in so he could bring it to you except for that for as long as we lived there the landlord slumlord who owned the place couldn't be bothered to program us into the callbox on the front door, so we would end up having to drive all the way out to north Portland to pick it up from the post office there.
It was pain in the ass enough without it being entirely fucking unnecessary.
Commercial Drive area but a little more north closer to Hastings can still be decent price-wise and is closer to downtown.
I think Craigslist is still the go-to for Vancouver listings but there are a lot of scams and general shit to wade through. One good way (if you have the time) is to just go to a neighbourhood you're interested in and walk around looking for vacancy signs and copy down numbers; a lot of buildings only list on their own property management sites so unless you're specifically looking them up, you might never know they're renting.
If you can go check the place out and verify the renter is legit there shouldn't be much of a problem. I rented recently from craigslist. I was a little freaked out by it, because there wasn't very much paperwork, and my landlord said they live in Hawaii, but after some internet research stalking, I felt alright about it. Newspaper ads seem like they suck.
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2014 18:53:09 GMT -8 by Cysquatch
I've rented off craigslist before, it was fine. It is annoying when there are loads of places that seem too good to be true, then you email them and they want you to mail a cheque to them in Korea or whatever and they will mail me the keys. I pretty much ignore anything that seems awesome now, which is sucks because there's an off chance some of them might be real.