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Hello there ,

I am planning on coming back to Spain to find a job teaching English, maybe in Madrid this Summer or Fall.
I would need some help finding a place to live. I am looking at shared flats on a website. There are many. But of course, I don't speak well enough to talk to the Renters,
Could Anyone help me out? Or could you suggest some relocation type service for assistance in negotiating a rental? I just need someone fluent in Spanish for a few hours to procure a shared flat space.
I hope that you will reply. I would greatly appreciate it.

Best regards,
David Curtin.
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Returning to Madrid
Hello there ,

I am planning on coming back to Spain to find a job teaching English, maybe in Madrid this Summer or Fall.
I would need some help finding a place to live. I am looking at shared flats on a website. There are many. But of course, I don't speak well enough to talk to the Renters,
Could Anyone help me out? Or could you suggest some relocation type service for assistance in negotiating a rental? I just need someone fluent in Spanish for a few hours to procure a shared flat space.
I hope that you will reply. I would greatly appreciate it.

Best regards,
David Curtin.
U.S.A.
Have you tried rental agencies?? The will do all the negotiation and paperwork and help with ot5her issues too??

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Have you tried rental agencies?? The will do all the negotiation and paperwork and help with ot5her issues too??

Jo xxx
A rental agency's a good idea, but I can't give you a recommendation...
Or try looking at place which have ads in English, presumably aimed at English speakers coming to Madrid. For example...

LingoBongo - private classes, language exchanges, teaching jobs, cv sender and social events in Madrid - Clases y intercambios de idiomas en Madrid has ads for English teaching jobs and flats /rooms

InMadrid, Madrid's No.1 English Publication has ads for English teaching jobs and flats /rooms. The newspaper itself is better than the classified on the web page, I find.
 

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I am planning on coming back to Spain to find a job teaching English, maybe in Madrid this Summer or Fall.

I would need some help finding a place to live. I am looking at shared flats on a website. There are many. But of course, I don't speak well enough to talk to the Renters,

Could Anyone help me out? Or could you suggest some relocation type service for assistance in negotiating a rental? I just need someone fluent in Spanish for a few hours to procure a shared flat space.

I hope that you will reply. I would greatly appreciate it.

Best regards,
David Curtin.
U.S.A.
David - Which web site?. Where in Madrid? - Budget?

If your Spanish is limited - I'd look seriously at the WORK situation first. Would you work for a school or work solo. If solo and without Spanish I doubt you'll find much.

I'm not really part of the ex-pat scene in Madrid and live about 50 clicks out. But I can try and find somebody. I know an Aussie journo who's a nice helpful sort of bloke.

Madrid empties in summer btw.
 

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A rental agency's a good idea, but I can't give you a recommendation...
Or try looking at place which have ads in English, presumably aimed at English speakers coming to Madrid. For example...

LingoBongo - private classes, language exchanges, teaching jobs, cv sender and social events in Madrid - Clases y intercambios de idiomas en Madrid has ads for English teaching jobs and flats /rooms

InMadrid, Madrid's No.1 English Publication has ads for English teaching jobs and flats /rooms. The newspaper itself is better than the classified on the web page, I find.
Thanks much for your reply. The sites surely will be helpful.

Another question if you might find the time to answer.
I have contacted a Spanish acquaintance living in Madrid and she advises against sharing a flat with Spanish National Student. No Explanation was given.
Do you have any opinions on this type of living arrangement. I am well past the age of students, but am good company.
thanks again,
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Thanks much for your reply. The sites surely will be helpful.

Another question if you might find the time to answer.
I have contacted a Spanish acquaintance living in Madrid and she advises against sharing a flat with Spanish National Student. No Explanation was given.
Do you have any opinions on this type of living arrangement. I am well past the age of students, but am good company.
thanks again,
D.Seattle
Sorry, got wrapped up in other things...
No, I don't have any opinions about living with students except for the obvious, great when you're in your early twenties, but probably not so great when you're "past the age of students"!! But I mean students in Madrid don't have a name for being particulary wild or anything.

I did like your comment about "but I am good company" :) I'm sure you are !!

Just a personal opinion to finish with. I wouldn't put myself up for helping you for two reasons. I don't really know much about renting and if smth went wrong you'd be on your own cos there'd be no official come back on your part.
Also although my Spanish is fluent, I still have an accent. Many Spaniards don't want to rent to foreigners, or at least they didn't used to, so it wouldn't be a help in that way. Therefore I think you'd be better going with an agency or contacting peple directly through the ads in English.

Hope things work out :tongue1:
 
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