Hi Matilde, I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay due to these issues. I currently live abroad and have not seen the property myself for several months, so was unaware of the maintenance work needed. I am currently looking into organising repair work, including a new cover for the sofa. As you noted, the issues outside the flat in the communal areas are largely beyond my control, but I have contacted my building management to inform them of this and to ask them to ensure it is kept clean. I am pleased that you enjoyed the location and the view. I would love to host you again in the future, now that the maintenance work will be carried out. As you can see from my other reviews, this has not been an issue before and I want to ensure that my guests have the best possible stay. I will contact you directly for more information about some of the issues you raised. All the best, Tom.