Sunday, November 16, 2008

Visiting apartments

I was looking at apartments in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire today. I did not put down a deposit for any of them. I might stay in a trailer park temporarily, or in a Bed and Breakfast if I have to start the job soon.

All of the apartments were vacant. I was not asked by the estate agent to remove my shoes in any of them. Unsurprising, because some of them were not very clean. No doubt the floors and carpets of some of them would be cleaner if the landlords requried the estate agent to ask for shoes-off.

2 comments:

Bob said...

Actually, the landlord should invest a few pounds and have the floors and carpets cleaned. In my experience a clean apartment/home will rent/sell quicker and for a higher price than a dirty one. Once that is done, there is reason for asking for shoe removal because who would feel comfortable removing their shoes to trod on a filthy floor. I think we agree, if one is going to impose a no shoes rule in their home they have an obligation to keep the floors/carperting pristine

Celestial Fundie said...

Quite so.