Perhaps Boothy is just happy to make a bit out of renting his lovely apartment and is happy to have a small ammount or income to put towards community fees /bills and just meets the rest himself, you know when you buy your going to have bills etc. So renting or not they have to be paid.
Hes happy with his lot , has his apartment being used , its not standing empty and getting neglected when he is not there. Does it have to be solely an investment could it not be just a nice holiday home. We all would like to see our homes stay or go up in value but if you were happy with what you paid for it originally and are enjoying using it , whats the problem.
He had a smooth purchase and Im pleased for him. Just enjoy your place Boothy make the most of it (lifes short enough)