Manage episode 265120560 series 1587022
Hi Nick, it's Mina. Do you have a moment?
Of course, Mina! What can I do for you?
Well, I'm having a few issues at my apartment.
Oh, is the Wi-Fi going in and out again?
No, the connection is ok but the water heater is broken, so only cold water comes out.
Oh, are you home tomorrow? I can drop by and have a look.
Sure! Could you also look at the washing machine? It broke down and won't turn on.
Hmm… was there anything stuck in the machine?
No, I think it's just old. Would it be possible to have it repaired by Tuesday?
Sorry, I can't make any promises but I'll try my best.
Expansion | 知识拓展
Tips for a healthy landlord-tenant relationship
·Pay your rent on time 按时交房租
Very few landlords will want to evict a tenant who they believe honestly wants to pay but is having a short-term problem. The worst option is silence. A non-paying, non-communicating tenant will and should be dealt with harshly.
·Be reasonable with your requests 提合理的需求
There are many cases where the tenants are absolutely in the right and landlords have neglected their duty to provide clean, safe housing. However, in many other instances, the requests made by tenants are completely unreasonable.
·Save your landlord's time 节约房东的时间
If you have small issues and can't handle them on your own, then wait until a larger problem arises that truly requires service and ask if those smaller items can be addressed as well, so as to save multiple service trips.