A--Agent Mr. Chen
B--Clients Mr. And Mrs.
L: Landlord Mr. Dai
A: Hello, Mr. Dai. This is Mr. and Mrs. Roberts.
L: Mr. and Mrs. Roberts. How are you?
B: Fine. Thank you. Nice to meet you, Mr Dai.
L: Nice to meet you, too.
A: I have already made up a set of three copies of the provisional Tenancy
Agreement for both parties, the landlord and the tenant. First, may I see your
identity cards and make copies? (Makes copies and returns.) Mr. and Mrs. Roberts
and Mr Dai, let me explain the terms of this tenancy agreement. Both parties
must follow the terms of this agreement after signing these copies. This
agreement is made on the first of December, 2005. Re Flat A, 18/F, Robinson
Garden. The monthly rental fee is forty-two thousand Hong Kong dollars. The
landlord is responsible for the government rates and the tenant takes care of
management fees. The security deposit is two months rent, which is eighty-four
Here is a cheque for twenty thousand dollars for the deposit.
A: The stamp duty and the legal costs will be shared equally between both of
B: I understand.
A: If Mr. Roberts cannot make the payments before the due date, he will
forfeit the deposit. On the contrary, if Mr. Dai cannot complete the agreement,
then he is responsible to pay Mr. Roberts double the deposit money. Both the
tenant and the landlord agree to ABC Properties Company half of the monthly
rental fee as a service charge. If by any chance, either party fails to complete
the agreement, then the defaulting party is obliged to pay ABC Properties
Company a one-month rental fee as a service fee. Is that
A: The landlord agrees to provide all the furniture
and appliances for the house. He also promises to let the tenant have painted
walls instead of wallpaper. Please check the details. If there is nothing to
change, please sign at the bottom. Thank you very
（改编自：英语周报 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）