Rent was 6 months behind, and I had ran out of excuses as to why we didn't have the money. Since the rent went up it was more than I can afford a month, at least the gas, electricity and water included. We lived a pretty run down are, you know the type, litter everywhere as was the graffiti, and the apartment block had seen better days. Luckily my husband and I lived on the top floor, of a 3 storey block with about 4 apartments on each level, our landlord lived elsewhere, somewhere nice probably... When I told the landlord he was understanding as he had 'alternative' options for paying the rent, I don't whether I was lucky or not, either way, I had a choice in front of me...