How to rent your apartment

How To Rent Your Apartment

Many places offer short-term rentals look in Kijiji or craigslist there are lots of adds. When you sign a lease agreement for one year is a commitment, different companies have different penalties, so make sure you ask before signing and  find out what can be expected if you end up breaking the lease. This situation usually occurs perhaps when losing a job, relocation, divorce, families losing a loved one, brake-ups with a partner or many other reasons.  However, for most landlords this is a very time-consuming administrative process.

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from Issue #3: From ‘The Garden of Sorrows’ by John Hughes, with etchings by Marco Luccio

Contrappasso Magazine: International Writing

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Contrappasso was delighted to publish this extract from John Hughes’ new book The Garden of Sorrows in our third issue. The book is a collaboration with artist Marco Luccio. More information is available at UWA Publishing. Eighty etchings Luccio created for the project are currently exhibiting at Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, 59 Flinders Street, Surry Hills in Sydney. Until December 21.

FROM THE GARDEN OF SORROWS by JOHN HUGHES

Preface

In researching the life of the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam for one of the stories in my second book, Someone Else, I came across the name of one of his wife’s friends, Anna Ivanovna Kuznechikaya. It’s an unusual name and I wondered for a time if it was in fact real. ‘Kuznechik’ is the Russian word for grasshopper, and means, literally, ‘little smith’; grasshoppers, the language quaintly suggests, are just such tiny smiths, working away with hammer…

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Apartment Hunter

How To Rent Your Apartment

The valuable knowledge in this blog  will show future tenants how to make better decisions and explore all the best possible choices. If anyone is faced with the challenge to find a place to live, the information outlined in these chapters is very helpful to know the do and donuts of the rental process.

Find out how to stay well-informed and choose the right apartment, fill the rental application, sign the lease agreement and pick up the keys to move into your new place. We will cover important steps and information regarding the payment,  credit checks, last month’s rent deposit, apartment content insurance, rental terms, move in and move out, type of payments, sublets, 60- day notices, co-singers,  pets, amenities, parking, lockers, laundry, utilities and many other terms that play a relevant core  in the residential rental buildings.

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from Issue #8: Poetry by Luke Whitington

Contrappasso Magazine: International Writing

Photo (CC) Igor @ Flickr Photo (CC) Igor @ Flickr

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Only fig, wine and prosciutto

In the gilded mirror we sit – expectant
Yet distracted, sallow figures in the glow
Of a hotel dining room – the hush of luxury
Hovers in the background, waiters blur
Passing with a tinkling of glass and silver.

Thoughts of finished lovemaking linger
And float away, words begin to form
But trail off into softer, vaguer notions
Our limbs start to wake, stirring from recent idleness –

Dazed still we contemplate a pyramid of bruise-purple figs
All painterly perfect – some peeled to a ribbed, pale green
Some split wide open, inviting the tongue and lips to try —

And combine them with a silky slice of Parma ham
Folded in ripples of filmy redness across our plates.
Under its dark blue skin, the unpeeled fig waits
For our palate, with its pulp of honey-slow flavour –

And…

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Apartment Hunter

The valuable knowledge in this blog  will show future tenants how to make better decisions and explore all the best possible choices. If anyone is faced with the challenge to find a place to live, the information outlined in these chapters is very helpful to know the do and donuts of the rental process.

Find out how to stay well-informed and choose the right apartment, fill the rental application, sign the lease agreement and pick up the keys to move into your new place. We will cover important steps and information regarding the payment,  credit checks, last month’s rent deposit, apartment content insurance, rental terms, move in and move out, type of payments, sublets, 60- day notices, co-singers,  pets, amenities, parking, lockers, laundry, utilities and many other terms that play a relevant core  in the residential rental buildings.