I saw this black girl paid 16 months rent up front to live in london. I was not surprised. I am black. I am American. I study in London. I was homeless for 3 months as a result of my school failure and the U.S. Dept of Education rules on giving me funding. I was so desperate for a place that I paid rent up 4 months. It ended up being a scammy slum house. It was a place in Peckham where the landlords were Nigerians. I was told that I should have gotten a white landlord. Then I got another place in Brixton from a slumlord called Saydul Karim. Again, I was told I should have gotten a white european landlord. Also, I’m saying Karim’s name because he was horrible. He bought two houses on coburg crescent. One was student accomodation for boys and another for girls. Everyone has to pay upfront to get a contract. I paid my rent up 4 months and left early. He never gave me my 1 month deposit either. The entire time I had a bathroom, the shower didn’t work. It was either burning hot or ice cold. The power in the entire house would go out at random, the heating was always high in the kitchen. The trash never got taken out and my roommates would stack it in the kitchen. There was never a cleaner. We were promised two fridges and netflix and all this bullshit.
How can it be that you were with someone who you thought was the perfect person for you and you were going to be together for the rest of your lives, get married, get a dog and do all the things that people do when they spend the rest of their lives together. But you break up. And you’re so happy that he broke up with you.