"Can we bring someone round who might rent your flat?"
"Well you can, but if I were you I'd wait till the gardeners have been and mown the grounds because it doesn't give a good impression of your company."
"Ah, but you are responsible for the spot of lawn outside your flat!"
"Oh yes, and you will see that our garden is neat, as is the next-door neighbour's, but be careful in the common areas, which are your responsibility. They haven't been mown for weeks."
"Oh well, the gardeners are scheduled to come on Friday, but this person wants to come and see it on Wednesday."
So it was that on Wednesday afternoon a young chap came to see the flat and on Thursday morning in the heavy rain a gardener came to mow the lawns and trim the hedges.