If someone previously died in your Room Rental/Apartment rental.

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If someone previously died in your Room Rental/Apartment rental.

Post by RickyBobby » Wed May 08, 2019 3:14 am

We've all seen the photos of the deceased in their rooms, sometimes undiscovered for several days and it can be ghastly to say the least.

With all the foreigner deaths reported, I often wonder how many, if any, have died where I am staying. One would never really know.

Makes me think it would be a good idea to ask the neighbors about that apartment before I take it. Or maybe it wouldn't bother you?

I don't believe in ghosts or anything. I recently stayed in the room my father died in, but I refused to sleep in the same bed. We switched it out. But that's different.

Anyhow, I think it would be a good idea to keep a registry of known rooms where people have died. If nothing else, we could use it to negotiate a sweet deal.
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Post by hburns » Wed May 08, 2019 3:33 am

I think the saying "what you don't know can't hurt you" applies here but I wonder about this too, especially as some people are not found for quiet sometime after they have passed. How long before a body releases fluids? And if this has happened do guesthouses throw the mattress away or just give it a wipe and turn it over?
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Post by RickyBobby » Wed May 08, 2019 3:42 am

hburns wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:33 am
I think the saying "what you don't know can't hurt you" applies here but I wonder about this too, especially as some people are not found for quiet sometime after they have passed. How long before a body releases fluids? And if this has happened do guesthouses throw the mattress away or just give it a wipe and turn it over?
Right? I rented a small apartment once, and then learned later an 'acquaintance' in the same block had died only to be found 3 days later. People talked about the 'usual ooze' that occurs ...

Some unsuspecting bloke will have rented that room later, and may not ever know. May not care either, bit the practical things like the chair he died in or the mattress, sure.
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Post by RickyBobby » Wed May 08, 2019 3:43 am

A lot of the beds have sides that go to the floor. No legs. You lift the mattress and there are lift up wood slats, and once I read about a guy who murdered his GF and put her under there. Makes me want to look, every time. haha.
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Post by samrong01 » Wed May 08, 2019 3:47 am

My mother was dying in an apartment in Siem Reap. The landlady called the police to get her out of the apartment. I would not agree to move her out and the police refused to do anything. My friendship with the chief of the immigration police did no harm either. I did agree however to have monks come to bless the apartment after my mother died. The landlady was satisfied with this.

Death is a natural process that can occur anywhere. Somebody at sometime has probably died everywhere in any urban area. So I can see no need to get upset about a location where somebody has died.
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Post by RickyBobby » Wed May 08, 2019 4:25 am

samrong01 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:47 am
My mother was dying in an apartment in Siem Reap. The landlady called the police to get her out of the apartment. I would not agree to move her out and the police refused to do anything. My friendship with the chief of the immigration police did no harm either. I did agree however to have monks come to bless the apartment after my mother died. The landlady was satisfied with this.

Death is a natural process that can occur anywhere. Somebody at sometime has probably died everywhere in any urban area. So I can see no need to get upset about a location where somebody has died.
There are houses in the west that are notorious for murders or other ghastly deaths. Even a suicide hanging can make it harder to sell or rent. Some places have to be demolished.
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Post by RickyBobby » Wed May 08, 2019 4:37 am

samrong01 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:47 am
My mother was dying in an apartment in Siem Reap. The landlady called the police to get her out of the apartment. I would not agree to move her out and the police refused to do anything. My friendship with the chief of the immigration police did no harm either. I did agree however to have monks come to bless the apartment after my mother died. The landlady was satisfied with this.

Death is a natural process that can occur anywhere. Somebody at sometime has probably died everywhere in any urban area. So I can see no need to get upset about a location where somebody has died.
Sorry about your mom, but I can also see why the LL doesn't want someone to die in there.
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Post by BklynBoy » Wed May 08, 2019 4:58 am

2 summers ago -- had a friend come thru and hang a few times .. i told him at first the area i was staying in and then when he stopped by it turns out his friend stayed in same apartment that i was in... crazy coincidence... told me the dude snuck out in the middle of the nite... No wonder why when i signed the lease, the landlord was concerned-- cause of past experience.

Anyway i was cleaning up one day.. moved some drawers out and found an ID... i spoke w/ my friend and turns out it was his!!... the dude already left PP but gave it to my friend..

Nobody died as far as I know but I am positive recreational things were going on
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Post by timmydownawell » Wed May 08, 2019 11:23 am

A friend of mine who worked as a nurse in a cardiology ward once commented 'there's not a patient in my ward who's lying on a bed that someone hasn't died on'.

At least in hospital they get removed before their body juices start seeping into the mattress etc.
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Post by mouytiet » Wed May 08, 2019 11:58 am

I know for a fact ive stayed in rooms where people have died, guesthouses around Riverside youd be lucky not to, I rarely get under under the covers anywhere, preferring to keep a barrier between me and mattress. I used to be in the car salvage business in Oz, we used to get cars recoverd from out in the middle of nowhere where people had gone outback and topped themselves and not been discovered for long time, there was nothing you could do to get the odour out of the vehicles, seen $50k vehicles go for cple of grand.
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