Friday, July 29, 2005

The lords of the land

I've been wanting to get out of my current flat for various reasons (noise being one of them), so off I trolled to various websites, looking for a nice flat. While I'm not sure whether it's the right "season" to go flat-hunting, let me tell you one thing: landlords in Zurich seem to be on drugs. To quote some doddery old dude talking to some dumb-ass farmer boy a long time ago:

"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry."

As it is, they seem to think that they can charge the world for little one-room flats, assume that anything situated in North Zurich (Oerlikon area) is "central" (it is NOT) and thus jack up the prices accordingly, or that writing "Live in the trendy part of town" gives them a licence to print money.

So, dearest landlords of Zurich: Lay off the smack, please. It's all going to come crashing down on you sooner or later. The housing market, that is. Not the houses themselves. Well maybe those, too, if you keep patching up the flats and driving the prices up although it's all crumbling behind that beautiful new stucco wall.

In any case: If anybody has a nice flat going close-ish to Zurich main station that is modern, not next to the railway lines, a main bus/tram line or in a neighbourhood filled with "Amir B."'s or, shall we say, ladies of the night, please leave a comment. Oh and in the CHF 1,500-2,000.- price range. Thank you!


Anonymous brigitte said...

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03 August, 2005 14:15  

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