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'No Parties or Male Friends': Bengaluru Woman Looking for Flat Shares Ordeal on Twitter

By: Buzz Staff

Edited By: Shaoni Sarkar

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Last Updated: November 28, 2022, 12:03 IST

Bengaluru, India

A woman shared her ordeal finding a flat to rent in Bengaluru. (Representational photo: Reuters)

A woman shared her ordeal finding a flat to rent in Bengaluru. (Representational photo: Reuters)

A Twitter user looking to rent a flat in Bengaluru has shared how homeowners are unwilling to have unmarried people as tenants.

People looking to rent flats in any Indian city often come across the issue of homeowners giving preference to married couples. This practice, often targeted towards single women more than other demographics, is looked upon as regressive on the part of homeowners who display a mistrust of people who are not married, designating them as people somehow incapable of being “responsible". A woman looking to rent a house in Bengaluru has shared her ordeal on Twitter where it has sparked outrage.

“Every broker asks me if I’m married because married people live boring lives and so they deserve a house. From tomorrow, I will be masquerading as a married woman looking for a house in Bangalore. My husband will be a ghost. He will ensure there are no parties or male friends," wrote Ruchita, the Twitter user.

She shared a screengrab of her texts with a real estate broker whom she asked if the owner was willing to rent the house to two women. The broker asked her if she would be partying at the flat. Ruchita said she did not like the house in question and asked to be shown a different one. The broker then informed her that he could show her another flat in Richmond Town but that “parties and male friends" would not be allowed.

“Sir we don’t want landlords who are so controlling. It’s okay," Ruchita replied. “Owners will not give house on rent to bachelors who might have sex, but will happily give it to a married couple who definitely will have sex," one Twitter user quipped.

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first published:November 28, 2022, 12:03 IST
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