We’re still waiting to hear about the flat that we found on Saturday. We took another walk through it last night and made a list for the landlord: new paint; replace the refrigerator, stovetop, water filtration unit and mattresses; and add a clothes dryer. From here the agent talks to the owner of the flat, who decides if he’s willing to spend the money on our requests and then comes up with an amount for rent. We’ll then try to get his price down, yada yada. The whole process reminds me of buying a car in the U.S…”What? You want heat and keys with this vehicle? Let me go talk to my manager and I’ll see what I can do.”
Anyhoo, that’s where we’re at. In the meantime, here are a bunch of pictures of what will be our home for the next 2-3 years, and if it’s not to be it will give you an idea of what we’ve been looking at.Here is the hall (aka Living Room). The entrance into the flat is to your right.
…and again showing the staircase leading down.
One of the things we really like about this particular flat is the terrace. It’s large and fairly private. Please note the drying racks. When I told the agent I wanted a clothes dryer he pointed out that there were already two outside…and that, my friends, is India.
…and bathroom in it.
…and the bathroom just outside it.
…and the master bath.
**Note: Paul just received an email.
Rent: 1.1 Lakh ($2,480.00) Deposit: 12 months rent.
Ah, the negotiations begin…or more than likely our search.