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

Apartments, Villas, Flats. No agencies.
User avatar
Duncan
Sir Duncan
Posts: 2974
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Karma: 107
Location: Wonder Why Central

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

Postby Duncan » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:51 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
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.
And which tribe your from.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
User avatar
rick o'shea
Expatriate
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 10:34 pm
Karma: 0

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

Postby rick o'shea » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:45 pm

good list Vlad, but I have one problem with it.

With you not showing your face until your wife has double checked everything witht the landlord, when you do finally show up and the landlord meets you, doesn't it make your wife appear a little sneaky? Like the landlord is thinking, "That cheeky bint has only got a barang hubby paying the bills.... Oh if I'd known I would have charged them 10% more on everything! I'll get my revenge, mark my words."

Then later, when you need the landlord's assistance, they might be reluctant to help out.

I've lived in probably 10 different houses and flats in Cambodia, and as yet have never had a bad landlord. Whether that is luck or good judgement, I'm not sure.
User avatar
StroppyChops
The Missionary Man
Posts: 8722
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am
Karma: 184
Australia

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

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:56 pm

Duncan wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
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.
And which tribe your from.
Yes, and that.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
walkjivefly
Expatriate
Posts: 257
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 10:22 am
Karma: 0
Location: Phnom Penh
Great Britain

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

Postby walkjivefly » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:10 pm

The Add Jay wrote: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.
I pay 1000 riel per kW and 35 cents per unit for water.
User avatar
StroppyChops
The Missionary Man
Posts: 8722
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am
Karma: 184
Australia

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

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:11 pm

We pay 1000r per kW for power and $5 per person for water.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
User avatar
rick o'shea
Expatriate
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 10:34 pm
Karma: 0

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

Postby rick o'shea » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:21 pm

StroppyChops wrote:We pay 1000r per kW for power and $5 per person for water.
I've never understood why some landlords calculate water this way. Most single occupants would never get anywhere near $5 worth of water a month, unless they washed their Lexus daily, local style, and had a huge balcony full of plants, and washed their smalls one piece at a time in a washing machine.

Maybe they just can't be arsed installing a meter.
User avatar
StroppyChops
The Missionary Man
Posts: 8722
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am
Karma: 184
Australia

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

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:35 pm

rick o'shea wrote:Maybe they just can't be arsed installing a meter.
Yep, that would be it.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
User avatar
Sir_Quality_U_Feel
Expatriate
Posts: 1322
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 8:32 am
Karma: 0

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

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:41 pm

i have been posting this in all the facebook groups. Fucking idiots paying 900 dollars USD for a 1 bedroom. Fucking A.
I'll give ya 500 Riel for it...
Freeboots
Tourist
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:10 pm
Karma: 0

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

Postby Freeboots » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:19 pm

idiots paying 900
Surely thats just newcomers with int NGO wages. They usually arrange their accommodation before they arrive, and depending on where they're coming from, what we consider stupidly high rates could seem entirely reasonable, particularly for a family. I understand the frustration, but the majority of rentals are still going for reasonable rates, especially if you're willing to get out of BKK1 or TK.
User avatar
Sir_Quality_U_Feel
Expatriate
Posts: 1322
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 8:32 am
Karma: 0

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

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:36 am

Freeboots wrote:
idiots paying 900
Surely thats just newcomers with int NGO wages. They usually arrange their accommodation before they arrive, and depending on where they're coming from, what we consider stupidly high rates could seem entirely reasonable, particularly for a family. I understand the frustration, but the majority of rentals are still going for reasonable rates, especially if you're willing to get out of BKK1 or TK.
Also, for me, it got a lot easier after my first 6 months in country. You learn the neighborhoods well like what each has and doesn't have.
I'll give ya 500 Riel for it...


  • Advertisement
Booking.com

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Housing for Rent/Sale”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 24 guests