Share a 2 bedroom ?

#1 Jun 15th, 2008, 00:34
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I am moving to Chennai in a couple of weeks and would move into a rented apartment by early July.

It seems that INR 40000 - 60000 will get a pretty nice 2BR place in South Chennai or in the Nungambakkam area.

My budget is 25K - 35K and that can come down to 20K or lower if it is a 2BR rather than 1BR (which are not that plentiful anyways)

Accordingly, I would not mind sharing a 2BR place with one other person.

Please write in if interested or if you know of someone else who might be.

Help, ideas, comments are welcome!
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hmm assuming you will be new to india.... i say dont try to share the house with anyone.
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yes, have not lived there for quite some time.

Why do you advise on not sharing in Chennai? I am used to sharing apartments in Singapore and the US.

What should I look out for in terms of housemates? Presumably you have had first hand experience or heard about it.
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It may be a bit cynical, but I'm afraid I'd say that housemates invariably equal hassle --- of one kind or another!

You can get yourself a very nice place to live in Chennai for 20,000 without sharing. You can save yourself money by staying in an older appartment block, rather than somewhere very modern. Older houses in Chennai were often built in two separate parts so that the owner could rent out one part: half of an independent house can be a great place to live.
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Originally Posted by purl View Post yes, have not lived there for quite some time.

Why do you advise on not sharing in Chennai? I am used to sharing apartments in Singapore and the US.

What should I look out for in terms of housemates? Presumably you have had first hand experience or heard about it.
are you singaporean chinese?? if so i wouldnt advice you to share appartments anywhere in india.

sharing houses in singapore is a thing apart from doing so in indian cities.
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singsub, I am Indian Indian but have been outside for the last 10 years.

In any case I would prefer to share with expats or other people who have lived outside for practical reasons. It will be easier to adjust in terms of lifestyle. I think I get your point. race aside, I may face similar issues.

Notice you are in/from Singapore. Are you Singaporean Chinese by any chance?

nick, given that no one has really come out and said sharing is a good idea, it probably is not. May go for it alone unless someone posts something here
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Originally Posted by purl View Post nick, given that no one has really come out and said sharing is a good idea, it probably is not.
Wouldn't presume to know what to advise you; just that it gets asked about here, and hence obviously done, all the time, and it seems rather common for esp. (young) Indians, for a variety of obvious practical reasons indeed.

I reckon since you were asking about it, you have some idea of what you're looking for. So I wouldn't drop the idea altogether just yet

Singsub, now that you know that Purl is neither new to India nor non-Indian, would you still advise the same way? You've been mighty sharp of late on Asian immigrant prospects in India, after all.
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given that no one has really come out and said sharing is a good idea, it probably is not
I agree with Nick's post 4.

I would say sharing is not a good idea unless you know the other person reasonably well and are comfortable with them- or unless the budgetary issues are overwhelming, which doesn't seem to be the case here.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post Wouldn't presume to know what to advise you; just that it gets asked about here, and hence obviously done, all the time, and it seems rather common for esp. (young) Indians, for a variety of obvious practical reasons indeed.

I reckon since you were asking about it, you have some idea of what you're looking for. So I wouldn't drop the idea altogether just yet

Singsub, now that you know that Purl is neither new to India nor non-Indian, would you still advise the same way? You've been mighty sharp of late on Asian immigrant prospects in India, after all.
yes if he is indian then he can go ahead and share. he will only have the usual problems that come with sharing, and not those that occur when you are a (supposedly) rich and india virgin foreigner.
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Notice you are in/from Singapore. Are you Singaporean Chinese by any chance?
no i am not.
#11 Jun 23rd, 2008, 00:48
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so have you found a place yet? I don't advice sharing either, unless of course its another expat or unless you can set clear ground rules.

You can find places within your budget, but you might have to look around a bit. might be able to help you out. ping me if you need.

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