How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man's guide

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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby StroppyChops » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:39 am

UKJ wrote:What's a slush bucket, and why is it better than a fridge?
I don't know what the UK calls them, but these are eskies in Australia and chillybins in NZ (?) and SA. I don't know why they're better.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby Sohi » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:54 am

StroppyChops wrote:
UKJ wrote:What's a slush bucket, and why is it better than a fridge?
I don't know what the UK calls them, but these are eskies in Australia and chillybins in NZ (?) and SA. I don't know why they're better.
Any bucket filled with ice and water does the job, it's better as it can chill beers much faster and to a colder temp then an electric fridge
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby beaker » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:07 am

much colder if you use salt too
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby GMJS-CEO » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:21 am

I had mostly shit luck driving around taking numbers down. Many vastly overpriced.

Used a couple agents and found a place which annoyed me as we just missed out on this street when driving without the agent. Of course the landlord privately said to my misses "you should have come without the agent and saved some money." I dislike the games you get with agents and one was sending nonsense to us "the apartment is gone soon" "The air is so fresh" "the price is lower because i lowered my commission for you."

Found 2 places I liked and made offers which were initially rejected. Thats when the misses starts believing the nonsense and pressuring me to take the asking price. I didn't and both landlords/agents came with lower offers 2 days later at the amount i expected (middle of my offer and their initial asking). Took one and it thankfully not the agent spewing nonsense.

I would say agents are a viable option however agree that driving around is the most likely to get you the best deal and it would have benefited me if I went over 2 more damned blocks!
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby StroppyChops » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:43 pm

Sohi wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
UKJ wrote:What's a slush bucket, and why is it better than a fridge?
I don't know what the UK calls them, but these are eskies in Australia and chillybins in NZ (?) and SA. I don't know why they're better.
Any bucket filled with ice and water does the job, it's better as it can chill beers much faster and to a colder temp then an electric fridge
Ah yes, direct transference... here's a thing for those that don't know it. Want to chill wine or beer much faster than you can in the freezer? Wet some paper towel (use a dish cloth if you don't have paper towel) and wrap it around the bottle/can - chuck it in the freezer, check it 10 minutes later.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby ExPenhMan » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:12 pm

vladimir wrote:Click on the green Karma + button under my avatar, I think that's how it works

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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby vladimir » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:38 pm

GMJS, from your post, it sounds like you are speaking direct to these people.Mistake. get a Khmer to do it, and at no time show your face until a Khmer has seen it and confirmed the rental price.

Agents? NO!NO!NO!

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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby The Add Jay » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:42 am

I used agents...I had no problem. They showed me some fantastic places that even with me driving around I would have never been able to find. Just told him my price range and the area....called me back 2 or 3 days later. Had 3-5 to show me. It was a good experience.

The place I'm in now is on a dead end 1 block over from russian market. The apartment brand new cause I'm the first tenant. My landlord takes good care of me. Whats not to like? No option to buy which would have been nice.


question though
Many times the people hustling your electricity and water are the owners, be aware of this.

What is the fair price? I paid 1,200 riel per KW in all my places.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby frank lee bent » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:04 pm

"chillybins in NZ"

pronounced "chullybun"
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:38 pm

frank lee bent wrote:"chillybins in NZ"

pronounced "chullybun"
I believe that's "chullybuns'bro" or "chullybuns'aye" depending on which island you're on.
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