The Apartment: A Tale of Trial and Intrigue

I inquired about an apartment that I saw an ad for on Craigslist. I received quite a fascinating reply! It has a nice cadence that reminds me of a 19th century gothic, romantic novel:

Good to read from you on your interest on my apartment, which i am leasing out for rent

The apartment is still very much available for rent. Just to give you a little low down about the apartment and myself. I am a Swiss citizen, i inherited the apartment from my late father, being his only  child. He was actually residing there only, until his death. Which is why i am offering the apartment for lease.I was brought up by my mother in spain and now she is late too but right now I am residing here in west africa  with my fiance who is a spanish citizen working with Nigeria Port Authority. Who i am about getting married to in less than two months, and presently i am working in  the  Lagos University Teaching Hospital{LUTH} .

The flat is up for a total of $800 Per will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I just need someone with an open heart, love and clean to occupy the apartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment for now.

I spent less time in the city so I could not get a hold on any Realtor to handle this rent issue, although it was when I knew how long we are going to stay in Africa that I decided to rent out the house. However, the initial plan was to sale out the house. which I tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the price and it takes longer to sell i am telling you this in case if you find the apartment on  another website, that is the old advert So I need a tenant to take care of it but since  I am out of the city now and We do have a Realtor before but we had that the Realtor is not Trustworthy someone that was why we ask him to send us our keys down here because people keep calling us that the Realtor is inflating the price of the apartment at the market I have received some proposals regarding the rent because it is located in a very nice area, but I still have to make sure it is rented out to someone who can take good care of it

The apartment comprises of one bedroom. Excellent condition inside. Good sized lounge, with a sofa, DVD player, stereo, and washing machine. Can sleep a max of 4, and ideal for family, couple and friends. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils

Just to let you know, the keys are right here with me. But there wouldn’t be any problem with that. As it can be posted to you, after all necessary agreement has be reached and signed into lease. Also i will like you to know that viewing of the flat would not be possible now,but you can have an idea how the flat looks like inside with the current pictures of the interior decoration attached to this mail and also i will like you to know that the rent charges is not really an issue here , but your absolute maintenance of the apartment, because it is good to keep the property in good condition, just for the memories of my father. Who committed so much putting those facilities in place, so i wouldn’t want an violation of my property if finally rented by you.

The Apartment is situated at —— West Hollywood, CA 90069. As for the utilities, there are no outstanding bills. So you be paying the bills and starting the lease with a clean slate. The minimum lease term is 2 months, and a maximum of 4 years with a possibility of extension,so get back to me for the application form so that we can start the lease…

Kind Regards,

Oh Tatjana! I mourn for your late father who invested everything he had into the finest apartment that ever was! You are but a pale rose in need of closure before being wed to your Spanish bard, and though I am but a common man of moderate means, I will become the devoted caretaker of the DVD player, and will live my days seeing the beloved apartment dutifully maintained until you once again find yourself on these western shores! I will wire all of my money to West Africa post haste, and will wait for the postman to deliver unto me the key to your father’s apartment — nay, to his very memory!

Kind Regards,


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