Wednesday, August 19th, 2009


Filed under: being a landlord,Mark — alison @ 06:59

One of our tenants gave notice on the weekend and is leaving in, um, ten days.

Rightey-ho, then. Mark is going to spend September making the apartment functional, comfortable and beautiful as only as a storage-and-lighting-obsessed dutchman can, and then we’ll want someone to move in around the beginning of October.

Challenge to my devoted readers: time to bring any latent matchmaking skills into play!


  1. I’m curious: what are the particulars?

    Comment by ina — Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 @ 08:01

  2. It’s a third-floor four-and-a-half, about 600 sq ft or 60 m2. Two closed rooms with doors, and a living room and kitchen that face into eachother.

    Mark is planning to replace the bathtub with a built-in shower to make room for more bathroom storage. There are outlets for a washer and dryer in the kitchen; a front-loading washing machine and stacked dryer will probably be included. New cabinetry, new kitchen floor.

    For those used to living in the Plateau: the construction of the building is solid and the floors are level.

    The current tenant pays about $100 per month for electricity, including heating and hot water.

    It’s on a quiet street with trees, near the metro and very near a Caisse-Pop, a boulangerie artisanale, a Jean-Coutu, an IGA and a park.

    I can’t give you more details because we haven’t worked them out yet. I can’t even say what the rent will be except that it will be more than the current rent and less than a similar apartment in the Plateau or Mile End.

    Anyone wanting to know more should contact us directly!

    Comment by Alison Cummins — Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 @ 08:41

  3. Me! Me! I want it. I know it’s on the third floor and in another country but damn….

    Comment by Katinka Neuhof — Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 @ 11:09

  4. Katinka,
    If you want to move in, just say the word. We’ll put in an elevator!

    Comment by alison — Thursday, August 20th, 2009 @ 10:41

  5. Hi, I am a friend of Sophie , and would be interested by this appartment. Could you contact me ? Thanks

    Comment by EV — Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 @ 19:38

  6. Oh, and I might as well mention: it’s near Beaubien métro, on the Orange line — on the wrong (right?) side of the tracks from the Plateau.

    Comment by alison — Monday, August 24th, 2009 @ 18:50

  7. If only :) .

    Nah, I get homesick :D.

    Comment by Michel Everts — Friday, September 11th, 2009 @ 14:33

  8. Michel: If you get work that you can do from home, then next time we fix up an apartment you can move in for a year. That way you get to work on your French and English and check out a new country. Then when you get back to Holland you will be so glad to be home again but… also miss some things about Canada.

    Comment by alison — Monday, March 22nd, 2010 @ 11:19

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