Renting an Apartment

 
 

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Good afternoon. I'm interested in your apartment. Is it still available for rent?
Yes, the apartment is still available.
 
Great. Could you tell me a little bit about it?
It's a two bedroom, partially furnished apartment with one parking space.
 
How much is the rent and does it include utilities?
It's $740 a month including gas and water. Electricity is separate. The security deposit is $1480.
 
Are pets allowed? I have two small cats.
Cats and smaller pets are allowed, but there is an extra security deposit of $400 in case of damage.
 
That is no problem. Does the apartment have a balcony?
Yes, it has one east facing balcony and it's on the second floor.
 
This all sounds great. Could I come by and look at it today? Maybe around 5pm?
Of course. May I have your name, please?
 
It's Ashlee Jones.
Alright Ashlee, I will see you at 5pm.
 
 

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  •  Good afternoon. I'm interested in your apartment. Is it  
      available for rent?
     
 
 
 
  •  Yes, the apartment is still  
     .
     
 
 
 
 
  •  Great. Could you tell me a little bit  
      it?
     
 
 
 
  •  It's a two bedroom, partially furnished apartment  
      one parking space.
     
 
 
 
 
 

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Does the apartment come with a covered parking spot?
Does the rent include utilities?
Is there a kitchen in the apartment?
Am I allowed to redecorate the rooms?
How long is the lease?
When would I be able to move in?
The apartment is fully furnished.
Is it possible to rent the apartment with roommates?
Does the apartment come with a covered parking spot?
 
Does the rent include utilities?
 
Is there a kitchen in the apartment?
 
Am I allowed to redecorate the rooms?
 
How long is the lease?
 
When would I be able to move in?
 
The apartment is fully furnished.
 
Is it possible to rent the apartment with roommates?
 
 
 

Cultural Notes

In North America a lease or rental contract often has time constraints, meaning you might have to renew your lease every six month.
 

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Good afternoon. I'm interested in your apartment. Is it still available for rent?
Yes, the apartment is still available.
 
Great. Could you tell me a little bit about it?
It's a two bedroom, partially furnished apartment with one parking space.
 
How much is the rent and does it include utilities?
It's $740 a month including gas and water. Electricity is separate. The security deposit is $1480.
 
Are pets allowed? I have two small cats.
Cats and smaller pets are allowed, but there is an extra security deposit of $400 in case of damage.
 
That is no problem. Does the apartment have a balcony?
Yes, it has one east facing balcony and it's on the second floor.
 
This all sounds great. Could I come by and look at it today? Maybe around 5pm?
Of course. May I have your name, please?
 
It's Ashlee Jones.
Alright Ashlee, I will see you at 5pm.
 
 
Good afternoon. I'm interested in your apartment. Is it still available for rent?
Yes, the apartment is still available.
 
Great. Could you tell me a little bit about it?
It's a two bedroom, partially furnished apartment with one parking space.
 
How much is the rent and does it include utilities?
It's $740 a month including gas and water. Electricity is separate. The security deposit is $1480.
 
Are pets allowed? I have two small cats.
Cats and smaller pets are allowed, but there is an extra security deposit of $400 in case of damage.
 
That is no problem. Does the apartment have a balcony?
Yes, it has one east facing balcony and it's on the second floor.
 
This all sounds great. Could I come by and look at it today? Maybe around 5pm?
Of course. May I have your name, please?
 
It's Ashlee Jones.
Alright Ashlee, I will see you at 5pm.
 
 
 
 

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