Just received notice in an email this morning to vacate the rental I've called home for the last 10 years as the owners want to 'develop' the property ie: tear it down and cram multiple units/villas on the 1/4 acre block. It's happening all along the street. My block is one of the last with only 1 dwelling on it, so I knew it was going to happen here eventually, especially since they put me on a periodical lease at the beginning of the year.
Plus, I know it's going to be very tough to find another place I can afford that's pet-friendly as there is no way in hell that I'll go somewhere I can't have Sam.
One silver lining, I guess, is that I can get rid of a lot of stuff I've accumulated over the last 10 years.
AN AMAZING UPDATE!!! STILL NOT SURE I'M NOT DREAMING!!!
Posted this earlier on FB and one of my best friends commented that she is moving end of June/early July and would I like to take over her lease?? The rent is within my pretty tight budget (only $40/week more than what I'm paying) Plus she has a dog, so we know the property and owners are pet friendly. She's in a really nice little place with a small secure yard that I know Sam is going to love. It's in a suburb a few kms further away from work (but that's no hassle) and not near the river that Sam and I love to walk along every day but we can drive there so not a hassle either. And I'm sure I'll find places to walk him and hopefully a dog exercise area pretty close too.
So am crossing fingers and toes and every other body part that I can that this move works out. My friend is moving in with her boyfriend, so am also hoping she doesn't break up with him and want to stay where she is. And even if I didn't need her place, I'm still really happy for her that she's met someone and things are moving forward for them both.
Trying not to get my hopes up as I know the place isn't mine yet. Don't know if she's given notice yet or if the agents have listed it and will want to investigate other tenant applications but this has just come at the perfect time and I really want everything to go smoothly.