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Basement accommodation - disadvantages and advantages

Discussion in 'Housing' started by grouvvy, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Where is your basement located (street)? What is the monthly rent and what is included?

    Also I hope this is without contract.

    Regards,
     
  2. It really surprises me to see lot of people saying here that basements are comparatively cheaper than condos / apartments. I have worked a lot on this and found out that you can max save 150 to 200 bucks by opting a basement but on the other hand comprOmise on so many things. You can get a reasonable rental apartment for 1200 to 1300 which includes all the utilities, gives you ultimate privacy, security , independent control over heating / cooling, nearby groceries and schools (in terms of convenience i have noticed that most of the rental apartment are ideally located). A big plus is on site management, they ensure fixing any issue relating to your apartment rightaway. Would always recommend a rental apartment over a basement. Not intended to offend anyone living in basement, just my opinion.
     
  3. Ofcourse apartments are better...thats why they cost more. The bottom line is whether the 150 to 250 savings per month matter to you or not. Each one can do the maths and figure out his best option.
     
  4. Hello sir
    I have gained admission in Red river college, Notre Dame, Winnipeg and my program starts this August. I will be arriving on August 5th. I m however facing problems arranging my accomodation near Notre Dame . Do you have contact of any girls with vacancies in their apartments or anyone who could accomodate me for a few days in basements etc. till i make my friends and find a house??? I would consider it a great favour on your part
     
  5. PLZ elaborate..Do basements have separate kitchens, washrooms and most importantly separate rooms or people are clubbed into one???
     
  6. PLZ elaborate..Do basements have separate kitchens, washrooms and most importantly separate rooms or people are clubbed into one???
     
  7. PLZ elaborate..Do basements have separate kitchens, washrooms and most importantly separate rooms or people are clubbed into one???
     
  8. Do you really think that poster (who looks like living in Toronto area) could help you with your housing needs in Winnipeg? Toronto is in the province of Ontario and Winnipeg is in the province of Manitoba.

    Like I said before, you have to really view the places before you know it suits your needs or not. Some basement comes with separate entrances, kitchen, washrooms and thermo control; while others does not.

    BTW, why don't send multiple post to the college for enquiries of student housing instead?
     
  9. there are many available options for basement accomodation, you can find those which are very small (1 bedroom with a kitchen and bathroom) and spacious ones too...i.e. 2 bedroom with a bathroom and kitchen and even own entrance - through the back yard of the house.

    You can also opt for shared accomodation if you want but ofcourse in this case you'll compromise your privacy and maybe even your own "peace of mind" if your other mates are noisy.

    As you'll be going to winnipeg, my suggestion will be to book a room in some guest house for - lets say 1 week - and then try your best to find long term accomodation within that period. You have a better chance of securing accomodation when you are in the country and the landlords can "see" you and get a feel of what type of person you are...that would go a long way in them "agreeing" to sign the lease with you.

    anyway..thats just my suggestion - i do understand that you - or other members might have different opinions. Good luck..
     

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