Getting an Apartment

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   application      be furnished      credit report      deposit      fill out      landlord      non-refundable      references      tenants      to sublet   
Toshi: Hello, I am calling because I read your ad in the Sunday Tribune. It said you were trying your one-room apartment for the next six months. Can I ask you a couple of questions?

Mr. Harris: Certainly.

Toshi: Will the apartment ?

Mr. Harris: Yes, the apartment will have a couch, a small dinner table with two chairs, a couple of bookshelves and a queen-size bed.

Toshi: Great, I just moved here and I haven't bought any furniture yet.

Mr. Harris: The facilities are very nice. And, the have access to a small fitness room, a swimming pool and a coin-operated laundry. The is excellent as well. If there are any problems at all, you can contact him and he'll take care of everything.

Toshi: It sounds perfect.

Mr. Harris: If you are interested, you need to pick up an form, complete it, and return it to me by Friday along with a check for $25.00. We will get back to you within a week and let you know our decision.

Toshi: Do I get the $25.00 back if you rent the apartment to somebody else?

Mr. Harris: No, the $25.00 fee is . We use the money to order a copy of your ; we need to find out about your history of paying bills.

Toshi: I just moved here from Japan, I don't think that will work in my case.

Mr. Harris: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize that you were new to the United States. In that case, when you the form, make sure you include three that we can contact to find out a little bit more about you.

Toshi: No problem. Oh! I forgot to ask about the rent.

Mr. Harris: The rent is $950.00 per month and there is a cleaning of $450.00 when you move in.

Toshi: Sounds good. I'll come by to pick up the form tomorrow.
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