Calling the landlord 如何与房东沟通

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Hi Nick, it's Mina. Do you have a moment?


嗨Nick,是我Mina。你现在有时间吗?


Of course, Mina! What can I do for you?
当然,Mina!我能为你做什么?


Well, I'm having a few issues at my apartment.

是这样的,我住的公寓出了些问题。


Oh, is the Wi-Fi going in and out again?
哦,是无线网又断断续续了吗?


No, the connection is ok but the water heater is broken, so only cold water comes out.

不是的,信号没问题,但热水器坏了,只出凉水出来。


Oh, are you home tomorrow? I can drop by and have a look.
好的,你明天你在家吗?我可以顺道过去看看。


Sure! Could you also look at the washing machine? It broke down and won't turn on.
没问题!你可以也顺便看一下洗衣机吗?洗衣机坏了,启动不了了。


Hmm… was there anything stuck in the machine?
嗯......洗衣机里面有什么东西堵住了吗?


No, I think it's just old. Would it be possible to have it repaired by Tuesday?
没有,我认为就是因为太旧了。有没有可能在周二前修好呢?


Sorry, I can't make any promises but I'll try my best.
抱歉,这个我保证不了,但我会尽力的。



Expansion | 知识拓展

Tips for a healthy landlord-tenant relationship

和房东搞好关系的小技巧





·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.

很少有房东会赶走那些愿意付房租但是短期内付不上的房客。付不上房租时,最糟糕的做法是默不作声。既不付钱,也不沟通,这样的房客将会而且应该受到严厉的处理。




·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.

许多情况下,房客是正确的,而房东忽视了自身责任,没能提供干净、安全的住房。然而,有时候房客提出的要求也完全不合理。




·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.

如果遇到点鸡毛蒜皮的小事,自己不能解决,那就等遇到真正亟待解决的严重问题时,顺便问一下这些小事是否可以一起解决,这样也可以让房东少跑几趟。



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