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 dollars a month including gas and water. Electricity is separate. The security deposit is 1480 dollars.
Are pets allowed? I have two small cats.
Cats and smaller pets are allowed, but there is an extra security deposit of 400 dollars 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 apartment. Is it still available for rent ?
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Yes, the apartment is available.
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Great. Could you tell me a little bit it?
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It's a two bedroom, partially furnished apartment one parking space.
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How much is the rent and does it utilities?
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It's 740 dollars a month including gas and . Electricity is separate. The security deposit is 1480 dollars.
w a t e r
 
 
 
Are pets allowed? I have two small .
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Cats and smaller pets are allowed, but there is an extra security of 400 dollars in case of damage.
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That is no problem. Does the apartment have a ?
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Yes, it has one east facing balcony and it's on the second .
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This all sounds . Could I come by and look at it today? Maybe around 5pm?
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Of course. May I have your , please?
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It's Ashlee Jones.
Alright Ashlee, I will you at 5pm.
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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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Ashlee
Good afternoon. I'm interested in your apartment. Is it still available for rent?
You
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 dollars a month including gas and water. Electricity is separate. The security deposit is 1480 dollars.
Are pets allowed? I have two small cats.
Cats and smaller pets are allowed, but there is an extra security deposit of 400 dollars 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.
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Good afternoon. I'm interested in your apartment. Is it still available for rent?
Landlord
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 dollars a month including gas and water. Electricity is separate. The security deposit is 1480 dollars.
Are pets allowed? I have two small cats.
Cats and smaller pets are allowed, but there is an extra security deposit of 400 dollars 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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