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Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:46 am
by kyleincambo
So I have an electricity bill I received in my mail box. Whats the easiest way to go about paying it? Do I need to start a bank account at ABA or something or is their a place I can go to pay that's easier.

SO question number two is about paying rent. My landlord lives in Phnom Penh. The real estate agent said to pay them through a bank. Now that its coming closer to paying the second months rent I am wondering how this works. I have their ID card copy on my lease but how do I pay them at a bank if I dont have their account numbers.

I just figured Id ask hear before I started dealing with the real estate agent again.

Help ASAP would be swell. Thanks everyone.

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:51 am
by StroppyChops
Look closely around your nearest pagoda for a stand that has bundles of riel in it - big ones. Not a money-changer, but probably near them. Approach the vendor and wave your bill at them, they'll either respond by taking your bill and money, and give you a dodgy looking receipt, or point you to the right person.

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:00 pm
by kyleincambo
Are you being serious. At the big Market in Sihanoukville I have seen quite a few of those types of places. So these people will take the bill and money and give it to the electricity company then? Any other way?
StroppyChops wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:51 am
Look closely around your nearest pagoda for a stand that has bundles of riel in it - big ones. Not a money-changer, but probably near them. Approach the vendor and wave your bill at them, they'll either respond by taking your bill and money, and give you a dodgy looking receipt, or point you to the right person.

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:01 pm
by timmydownawell
Pay it at a Wing stall.
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Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:29 pm
by StroppyChops
kyleincambo wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Are you being serious. At the big Market in Sihanoukville I have seen quite a few of those types of places. So these people will take the bill and money and give it to the electricity company then? Any other way?
StroppyChops wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:51 am
Look closely around your nearest pagoda for a stand that has bundles of riel in it - big ones. Not a money-changer, but probably near them. Approach the vendor and wave your bill at them, they'll either respond by taking your bill and money, and give you a dodgy looking receipt, or point you to the right person.
Totally serious - the people at the pagoda market have a business relationship with EDC, it's how Khmer pay their bill if they're not near an EDC office. Wing is a newer option too, as someone else mentioned. The good thing about the Khmer method is they'll take payment a day or two past due date, ordinarily you'd have to go to EDC if you're late.

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:30 pm
by StroppyChops
Using an agent will cost you a little small money by the way.

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:35 pm
by timmydownawell
When I pay at Wing, sometimes they charge me 1000 riel, and sometimes not, depending on who serves me :) 25c is nothing for the convenience.

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:07 pm
by kyleincambo
Maybe I havnt been looking but where is a wing stall in Sihanoukville?

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:28 pm
by juansweetpotato
kyleincambo wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:07 pm
Maybe I havnt been looking but where is a wing stall in Sihanoukville?
In case you don't know, the EDC office is at the back of the Post Office in Daun Penh.
Afa paying your rent goes, my landlord just comes over each month to pick it up.
The banks don't do do inter transfers electronically here yet I don't think. When I worked at one of the 'universities' here, they paid my money through CPB, but the uni had to go down there with the paper records each month. Lol.

And what about the agent? Surely he will take his cut. Isn't it normal for the Tennant to pay the agent then the agent to pay the landlord?

Re: Paying Rent and Electricity bill.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:56 pm
by kyleincambo
juansweetpotato wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:28 pm
kyleincambo wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:07 pm
Maybe I havnt been looking but where is a wing stall in Sihanoukville?
In case you don't know, the EDC office is at the back of the Post Office in Daun Penh.
Afa paying your rent goes, my landlord just comes over each month to pick it up.
The banks don't do do inter transfers electronically here yet I don't think. When I worked at one of the 'universities' here, they paid my money through CPB, but the uni had to go down there with the paper records each month. Lol.

And what about the agent? Surely he will take his cut. Isn't it normal for the Tennant to pay the agent then the agent to pay the landlord?

Maybe thats what I am supposed to do. I could have sworn he said something about putting the money into the landlords account through their bank account so Im not totaly sure. I am just gonna need to talk to my agent.

THanks for the reply!