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 Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:38 am

rick o'shea wrote:
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.
I had a meter at my old place and I'd use right about 4 or 5$ per month... 9-11$ for two of us.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:33 am

Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:
rick o'shea wrote:
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.
I had a meter at my old place and I'd use right about 4 or 5$ per month... 9-11$ for two of us.
Arriving in the hot season I ended up having a lot of cool showers to cope with "Oh God, is this hell?" I reckon I got the better end of the water bill by far.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby StroppyChops » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:35 am

Related, I have spent a lot of time in the tropics, but this is the first country I have experienced where you sweat, in a cold shower, at 2am. That's one more off the bucket list.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:21 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Related, I have spent a lot of time in the tropics, but this is the first country I have experienced where you sweat, in a cold shower, at 2am. That's one more off the bucket list.
It's hot at night in the jungle indeed.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:08 pm

I've back linked the shit out of this thread. Good info here.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man’s guide

Postby vladimir » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:54 pm

rick o'shea wrote: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?
How do you get that? The point is that the landlord gets what they want ito rent. If they would charge more because I am a barang, who is being sneaky?

Would you support a US /UK landlord who would charge a foreigner more, or a person of colour more?

It should never even enter into the equation.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man's guide

Postby rick_o'shea » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Yes I hear you, and agree. I presume if the landlord asked your wife where her husband was from, she'd answer honestly. And, subsequently you'd find out if your potential landlord was out to rip off barangs by his reaction. Landlords always ask how many people will be moving in. And it's not uncommon for them to have to declare if they have barangs renting to the sangkat, or fear they might be hassled by the local boys in uniform, so I'd figure it highly likely that the question of your nationality might crop up. But as I said, if answered honestly, it could be a good gauge of your landlord's future attitude towards you when they hear that you are a munt hating, biltong muncher.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man's guide

Postby StroppyChops » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:32 pm

rick_o'shea wrote:... when they hear that you are a munt hating, biltong muncher.
Still trying to decipher this... I was munted earlier in the week after too much pharmaceutical, and I do enjoy biltong. I guess this has different meaning in your household though.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man's guide

Postby rick_o'shea » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:29 am

Pronounced 'moont' in Zimbabwe.
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Re: How to rent a property in Cambodia: a wise man's guide

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:54 pm

rick_o'shea wrote:Pronounced 'moont' in Zimbabwe.
Oh, like kiwis and sheep?
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