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SCAM Landlord's little games

Discussion in 'Residing in Thailand' started by Clown, 29 May 2016.

  1. Clown

    Clown Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I had moved in the middle of the month. Voila, pay again on the 1st. (Seems customary). Electricity? 8 Baht. But then no way have I used exactly 25 units. Seems 200 THB is a number the LL likes. End of story.

    I'll do some checking on the actual electricity consumption and do some basic math.

    It's no big deal - but I hate these shenanigans.

    How are things at your apartment?
     
  2. ramses

    ramses Well-Known Member

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    Electric went up from 400+ to 1400 this month.
     
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    Clown Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    My rent is 2,000 B + 100 B for water and 8 B per kw/h. With a 12" notebook, a fluorescent light and a fan, I checked and found the d a i l y energy consumption to be markedly below 1 kw/h per day.

    The landlady seems to be well off. The place has about 20 units. The spirit house is being well cared for => indicating she cares about the afterlife. But then, she would lie and cheat to make an extra 88 Baht?!? A woman near retirement age... Amazing!

    In the past, it was much worse. There was a small aircon in the enclosed bedroom inside the apartment. My own condo had a much larger unit and I had it on pretty much 24/7. While here, I would be gone to work. It was a brand new Samsung unit... In a nutshell, they claimed more than double the electricity used in my condo. Where I also had a big PC with a hungry power supply.

    When you are renting and get nice round amounts for your electricity, you might consider checking the meter now and then.
     
  4. Tonyja

    Tonyja Well-Known Member

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    I've got the usual 8 b/leccy 25b/water in my block. My water is always 100b and my leccy is usually around 1600. The meters are in the hallway so there's no scamming.
     
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    Mine too. Its because the landlord charges that as a minimum (10 units at 10b per unit). I never use anywhere near that much water.

    And if you move out in the middle of the month, your landlord will expect you to pay for the full month.
     
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    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Oh god, I'm so glad that the landlord is a wealthy lawyer, but one of the good kind.
    He lives 150 km away and the 4 K for rent is damn cheap, considering the size of the house.

    There's no cheating regarding electricity, we had our highest bill a week ago with 2,360 baht.
    The four dogs and their excremental experiences made our water usage rise from 250 baht to 580 this time.

    If the three aircons need a cleanup, we just deduct it from our rent and send less money.

    From time to time we receive some present s from him thru his friend. Couldn't have a better relationship with our landlord.

    His friend, our neighbor, also a lawyer is more than a great guy. Couldn't be better.

    But to be honest, we've lived in two of a sort of shoe box houses on the other side of our place for 10 year and it was only a few baht less.
     
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    Clown Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Wow, we have been paying for aircon-service ourselves. The other LL is a worrier. No payment by the 1st and he will call. We have started pre-paying a few months' rent at a time. And my inexpensive digs in rural Thailand, I'm just astonished how a wealthy LL can resort to cheating to make a few extra Baht. :huh:confused
     

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