Had a new tenant move into Project Cathedral today ready for Easter, one of the many in and outs over the next few weeks. It has been quite noticeably bonkers this last few weeks, so many people giving notice - splitting up, going travelling, losing jobs, changing jobs, moving in with family to save cash - lots of different reasons but all life changing ones. Maybe it's the credit crunch, it's weird, all these big decisions being made.
And what has been even more surprising and noticeably different are the new tenants moving in. Almost without exception, they are public sector workers: nurses, teachers, social workers, council employees. As opposed to the private sector tenants we used to get, people in sales or banking or pr or property. It seems to be a real sign of the times, that the only tenants comfortable enough to sign up new tenancies and take on the responsibility of their own apartment, work in the public sector. They feel a security in their jobs which private sector workers just do not have at the moment.
Not that I mind in the slightest, as all of the new tenants, so far, are just lovely!