Are you thinking about changing countries? If you are, you’ll need a roof over your head!
In this episode, you’ll learn vocabulary connected to renting a property so that you won’t be left out in the cold.
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Renting or buying houses in English-speaking countries
To rent (out) a flat/apartment – be careful, it can be confusing without context:
e.g. I don’t live in my house- I rent it (out) to someone who pays me 600 dollars a month
e.g. She doesn’t own a house – she rents the place where she lives
Let (verb + noun)
Sub-let (verb + noun)
Lease (verb + noun)
To draw up a (rental) contract
Estate agent (UK) / realtor (US)
To be on the market
Flatmate/housemate (UK) / roommate (US)
(Fully) furnished or unfurnished
A one/two/three-bed apartment (US)/ flat (UK)
What to look for when renting a property
Well-connected / Good transport links
Easy access to shops and services
Lift (UK) / elevator (US)
Parking – private car park
Fixtures and fittings
Concierge (doorman / caretaker)
Who’s responsible for repairs and maintenance in your tenancy agreement?
Inventory – make a list of the contents of the property if it’s furnished.
Are pets allowed?
Is smoking allowed?
How soon can you move in?
Have you ever had a really nasty landlord / landlady?
Is there any absolute must or no-nos for you when renting a place to live?
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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