I've been looking through your forum and you guys look like the people that just might be able to help me. I have a slight problem, but first I'd have to describe the situation, so I hope you bare with me for a moment or two.
Anyway, I've moved here to Malta about 6 months ago and I have to say, I love it! But I've stumbled across a problem. I've rented an apartment, and I'm very pleased with the rent, the landlord and the apartment as a whole, but must move. You see, I have a small dog and a cat, which have stayed in my native country with my mother until we settle. I had a deal with my mother that she'd keep them for a year until my lease expires and I would be able to find an apartment that would allow pets, because our current one does not. We were very sad to leave them behind for a while, but it was the lesser of two evils, since we didn't know how we'd settle and we didn't want them going through that. So, to return to my point, now my mother is having troubles of her own and decided that she would send us the pets next month. I tried asking the landlord, but he doesn't want pets. Which is perfectly understandable, since we didn't agree on them before signing the lease. I am well aware I will be breaking my contract, so the deposit will stay with the landlord. But this couldn't have come at a worse time, since for now we aren't even sure how we'll afford the move. So, my question is this: Can any of you offer me any advice on finding a flat or maisonette or whatever that would allow pets, but maybe be able to wait for the deposit about one month in already living there. Or allow us to pay half at once and half one month in? We are looking for a two bedroom apartment (maisonette/whatever), since there's three of us (me, my husband and my younger sister will be staying until at least June). So, does anyone know anybody that rents out or maybe can offer me some advice on how to handle this situation? I really hate to leave my current apartment, but sadly I have to
I also wanted to tell you our budget, which is up to 300€ rent. And I also would like to say we both have jobs here in Bugibba (where we'd preferably like to live or close by, because you know how the buses are) so we have a steady income.
Thank you so very much in advance and any kind of advice would be appreciated