So today me and Jorg had our first flat viewing which was really exciting!! (Okay for Jorg not so much - but for me it was my first flat viewing ever!)
The flat had 3 rooms, a kitchen and bathroom and we both found it a small and cute flat. I found some of the rooms a little boxy with only one window in each but I suppose with actual furniture and decorated it could look good!
We've decided we aren't going to take/apply for the flat. The main problem was the windows - the flat was "newly" renovated but sadly the windows were badly done - cheap wood surrounded the windows and you could hear from the street outside that they weren't doing their job properly. The good part about Jorg being a carpenter is that he looks at the little details! He pointed out that using such cheap wood would mean as soon as water gets on it, it will "grow", and as I you slid my hand along it I could already feel that the wood wasn't smooth any more!
A lovely cheap flat and we don't mind taking compromises; but we don't want to move in somewhere only to find in a year or so that it's falling apart.
The estate agent was also lazy (even if he does get 2000 euros from whoever takes the flat!!) and instead of making single viewings with appointments, he told the whole world to come between 17:00 and 17:30 for a "general viewing!" (he also then just stood there and didn't really know much about the flat when we asked questions). So we're quite happy we don't want to take it and waste our money on an estate agent who doesn't even do his job properly.
The nice part was that although there were quite a few people there, the estate agent paid more attention to us! He asked us a few questions and shook our hands when we left, whereas with others he didn't ask anything. Hopefully this means that when we find our perfect flat the estate agent or person who's renting it will like us too!
Next Wednesday we have another viewing and so fingers crossed we like it!