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Old 01-09-2018, 03:18pm   #1 (permalink)
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Years after her passing, the family of Madame De Florian discovered that she had been paying rent on the same Paris apartment that she fled when she was much younger. When someone was sent to inspect the property, they found something that shook them to their core:

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I saw this a while back. Very fascinating.
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Cool....and the paintings sold for millions at auction.
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That was interesting but I wonder why the Germans didn't go in that apartment.
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That was interesting but I wonder why the Germans didn't go in that apartment.
The only reason I can think of is that the apartment complex is huge, and either the Germans didn't have time to search every room or they just missed searching this one.
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The only reason I can think of is that the apartment complex is huge, and either the Germans didn't have time to search every room or they just missed searching this one.
They'd have to have some reason to go in it, or at least some indication that valuables were stored there. Takes a long time to search a city.
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So she was a slob. Noted.
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Snopes says it was fake: The 1939 Paris apartment















Just kidding. The link is for an article on the apartment.

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SO somehow that RENT was paid for SEVENTY YEARS?? and somehow in those SEVEN DECADES nothing ever happened that the owner/landlord NEVER had to get into the apt??? SEVEN DECADES?? windows? plumbing?? maybe even electric?? OTHER residents?? someone not break in?? people next door get curious??


BULLSHIT!!!! HOW was that rent paid?? what bank/financial setup???

obviously tons of MONEY, but ????


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Only rwo questions:

Never a rent increase?

Mail collection?

Hmmmm...
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Only rwo questions:

Never a rent increase?

Mail collection?

Hmmmm...
I would think that the apartment building would have sent the lessee any notice of a rent increase, and obviously she paid it. Mail collection: I assume you mean the lessee's collection of her mail. Probably, if not surely, she changed her address with the post office (or whatever it's called in France).

This would have been no surprise to me: Landlords are interested only if they get paid the rent on time or if you're a noise maker/trouble maker. Remember that there has always been rich people, and it's not unusual for them to have second, third, fourth homes, etc. that they visit only occasionally.
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SO somehow that RENT was paid for SEVENTY YEARS?? and somehow in those SEVEN DECADES nothing ever happened that the owner/landlord NEVER had to get into the apt??? SEVEN DECADES?? windows? plumbing?? maybe even electric?? OTHER residents?? someone not break in?? people next door get curious??


BULLSHIT!!!! HOW was that rent paid?? what bank/financial setup???

obviously tons of MONEY, but ????


Please see my post #11. Remember that the French are laissez faire. If a tenant doesn't complain, who are they to care....
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I would think that the apartment building would have sent the lessee any notice of a rent increase, and obviously she paid it. Mail collection: I assume you mean the lessee's collection of her mail. Probably, if not surely, she changed her address with the post office (or whatever it's called in France).

This would have been no surprise to me: Landlords are interested only if they get paid the rent on time or if you're a noise maker/trouble maker. Remember that there has always been rich people, and it's not unusual for them to have second, third, fourth homes, etc. that they visit only occasionally.
Once I managed a 23 unit apartment building that I lived in. 90% of my problems came from about three tenants. The rest of them all I cared about was the rent check. I managed the place for about two years and some of the tenants I never even met. The owner called me every month on the 5th and asked one question: How much was the bank deposit?
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SO somehow that RENT was paid for SEVENTY YEARS?? and somehow in those SEVEN DECADES nothing ever happened that the owner/landlord NEVER had to get into the apt??? SEVEN DECADES?? windows? plumbing?? maybe even electric?? OTHER residents?? someone not break in?? people next door get curious??


BULLSHIT!!!! HOW was that rent paid?? what bank/financial setup???

obviously tons of MONEY, but ????


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Never a rent increase?

Mail collection?

Hmmmm...
Her family owns the building, thus no rent. She was eccentric. And not poor.....

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I call BS. That place and everything in it would have been covered with dust/dirt. No one ever checked in 70 years? Sure.
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