1/First of all, for the arrival, it had been agreed that working, I would return as soon as I received a message. My office is 10 minutes by bike from my home. Here is the exchange of emails which confirms the modalities to welcome Sergio.
Thanks for your message.
Ask your soon to send a message when he arrives at the city. The airport is not in the city. I'll at home later than 3.00. I think around 500. I work on Tuesday and I'll come back after the reception of his message.
1 sept. 2017
My son just arrived. He's trying to call you.
5 sept. 2017
2/ The description of the place was sent in English to the young man's mother.
I send you some standardised informations concerning the studio. I hope you will like it.
1/ The studio includes 2 private rooms and one individual entrance. It includes private toilet, private shower, coffee cornet kitchen with the following equipment such that you can cook basic dishes:
o A fridge and a small deep freezer.
o A microwave.
o A single electric plate.
o Daily dishes.
o A toaster, a kettle.
2/ The studio comprises a single bed. Friends are welcome but not to say overnight, unless requested in advance and under exceptional circumstances.
3/ My own cleaning lady cleans the studio every two weeks (it is included in the price), including the changes of towels and sheets. The dustbins are changes twice a week.
4/ The rental accommodation is mentioned on the website and the price is adjusted according to the rent period (days – weeks – months).
5/ Photographs are available on the website.
6/ The area has lots of public transportations and restaurants for any kind of budgets. The studio is located 10-15 minutes by foot from the University (ULB) and close to the forest, parks and sport clubs.
I use the Airbnb services in order to be covered in terms of payment as well as for safety-security-cleanliness of the place (as provided by the insurance lessor). If the requested amount is too high, the system will allow you to book the studio in one or more installments. In case this is not easy to implement, please refer yourself to the ribbon ‘’FAQ’’ or please contact Aibnb. I am receiving a great deal more than I can possibly give. So do not delay to book if you're interested.
Domiciliation is not possible for several reasons (tax, legislation on leases, ...).
10 juil. 2017
3/ The ventilation of the studio is made by an automatic moisture extractor which works in continuous circuit. The same device exists in the caveats is cut at a certain time to avoid the slight noise. For the shower cabinet, an electric extractor must be activated.
It is normal not to switch on central heating in early September. In general, the central heating of the whole house is programmed on our office schedule. This is why both the office and the room are equipped with electric auxiliary radiators. This does not mean that you have to have 25 degrees in the accommodation. I do not remember the date when the central heating is turned on again. In general, following the sweetness of autumn, I activate it at the end of September.
5/ There is also a very bad smell coming from the drain of the shower.
For the bad smell, Sergio should have told me about it. This is because my housekeeper mishandled the syphon she raises every 2 weeks to remove hair and hair.
It is normal that there are insects since the house has a garden. Moreover, if the studio had been kept tidy, my housekeeper would probably have seen the insects and eliminated them. However between 2 passages (every 15 days), Sergio could very well take care of this task.
The general description indicates textually that we come from time to time in the studio and we always knock on the door. We try, when we have to go to the basement, to go when the tenant is not there. I go sucturellement on Wednesday (ordinary trash and publle for papers), Saturday for the change of towels, a Sunday out of 2 for the change of bed sheets. The housekeeper spends 1 Friday out of 2 usually in the early afternoon.
The burglar alarm went off because Sergio wanted to open the alarm box, which triggered the siren. In this case, I receive a text message and an e-mail informing me of the thing. It takes time for me to come home ... My neighbor who has my keys came immediately to solve the problem. Sergio apologized for involuntarily activating the alarm. It is therefore curious that he makes mention of it.
As already mentioned, my housekeeper comes every 2 weeks and came before the Christmas holidays. Sergio absent, she did not have to clean the studio that he had left dirty and messy. My housekeeper is not at his disposal to tidy up, or to clean his lack of hygiene especially in the toilet (dirty bowl and toilet bezel stained with shitty stains)
10/ here is the message I left to Sergio when he returned in early January, back he did not tell me when I asked him.
"Dear Sergio, First of all I wish you a happy new year and a lot of success for your studies.
I would appreciate that the studio tidy as much possible, especially for the bad room (toilet). We think that the cleaning lady deserves respect"
11/ We were happy to see someone so cordial and who would have done better to pay for an aparthotel by assuming the financial cost. An Airbnb experience is also about conviviality and the acceptance of inconvenience menus. His appreciation does not correspond at all to the glowing comments I have received since I rented this studio. Everyone appreciates my availability, my empathy, the cleanliness and the comfort of the place.