19. Security Deposit (2)

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A: This is a great apartment.

B: I'm glad you found it to your liking.

A: I knew I would, judging from the description I read.

B: Are you ready to discuss payment?

A: Yes, I think I am.

B: You will have to pay for the security deposit.

A: Security deposit? What is that for?

B: It's simply money you give to me as a kind of insurance in case you cause any damage to the apartment.

A: I understand. That makes sense.

B: So are you ready to pay the deposit?

A: How much are you asking?

B: It's at least $1,000 for the security deposit.

A: Alright, I could provide that much.

B: Perfect! I think we are ready to sign the lease.