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Farangs in Thailand: "They break the rules but the authorities protect them"


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Pay your bills with bank transfers and keep the payment slips, that way there is no problem with cash payments and no receipt. My landlord didn't to give receipts for cash payments, so I asked for a bank account to transfer the money to when I was going to be away one month and after that I have been transferring directly his the account (at the bank), that way I have both a physical payment slip and a digital copy of the transaction available from the bank if there would ever be any problem!

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14 minutes ago, KittenKong said:

Phuket does still have an honorary consul.  So it may be that the honorary consul went, or sent someone. That's very different to the main consulate in Bangkok doing the same thing. It used to happen in Pattaya too, when we still had an honorary consul here.

Maybe honorary consul visited, but the OP clearly states British embassy.

My point was the British embassy would not have visited.

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2 hours ago, Bullie said:

To me it sounds like she is angry because farang can sometimes have the law on their side, too. It is well possible the man has mental problems, and the consulate is rightly assisting a citizen in need of help.

 

Apart from anything I have yet to meet the first farang that got his deposit back after termination of a rental agreement, so I am quite enjoying this spat....

Well, I got my deposit back on 2 occasions, the second time with some money for electric deducted that I wasn't sure was correct.

 

The one time I had paid a deposit in the UK I lost all of it, so Thailand nearly 100% better (so far!).

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6 minutes ago, Kasset Tak said:

Pay your bills with bank transfers and keep the payment slips, that way there is no problem with cash payments and no receipt. My landlord didn't to give receipts for cash payments, so I asked for a bank account to transfer the money to when I was going to be away one month and after that I have been transferring directly his the account (at the bank), that way I have both a physical payment slip and a digital copy of the transaction available from the bank if there would ever be any problem!

Maybe this landlord don't want money going through her bank account due to the fact she probably isn't paying tax on the income.i don't know one Thai who pays tax on income.

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1 minute ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Every Thai that works for me (over 50 at last count) pays a rate of income tax dependent on their earnings.

Every Thai that's worked for me has been lazy,unreliable,pissed and don't even know what tax is.

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2 hours ago, CelticBhoy said:

"We are Thais and this is our country but we can't take any action. If it was someone from Burma they wouldn't be given this protection."

 

Sums this racist chick up perfectly, these two lines.

Hope the bloke wrecks the gaff now.

nothing racist about it, except maybe for your comment with a little misogyny thrown in. i'm wonder but what you'd feel the same in your country in the same situation.  

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2 hours ago, BobbyL said:

For the amount of foreign tenants that get screwed by landlords this is complete pocket change. 

2 hours ago, Bullie said:

I have yet to meet the first farang that got his deposit back after termination of a rental agreement

For what it is worth, I have rented 2 apartments and 2 townhouses during 8 years, and in every case I have gotten back every baht of my deposit. In one case, there was damage that I felt I should have to pay for, but the owner said "Nah, we'll call it normal wear", and gave back my full deposit. Seems I am quite fortunate, given the stories to the contrary here in TVF.

 

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3 hours ago, Bullie said:

To me it sounds like she is angry because farang can sometimes have the law on their side, too. It is well possible the man has mental problems, and the consulate is rightly assisting a citizen in need of help.

 

Apart from anything I have yet to meet the first farang that got his deposit back after termination of a rental agreement, so I am quite enjoying this spat....

you  must  live in a very small  world as my Wife does this for a job, year in year out, 90+% get it  back she  must deal with hundreds of  rooms but let the myth continue.

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2 hours ago, bkkbudddy said:

Greetings, 

 

So far, I had three different Thai Condo owners and I never had a problems getting my deposit back!  As long as the condo is cleaned and we'll kept before I moved out!

There in lies the key, many people move in, never  clean and move out, seen some real shiteholes in my time here, best was a Nigerian claiming "clean" Christ it was awful, stuck to the floor  when walking  in there🤮

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3 hours ago, CelticBhoy said:

"We are Thais and this is our country but we can't take any action. If it was someone from Burma they wouldn't be given this protection."

 

Sums this racist chick up perfectly, these two lines.

Hope the bloke wrecks the gaff now.

And I hope you will not find the 800 000

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3 hours ago, colinneil said:

British embassy sent a representative !! Absolute BS womans full of it.

Hells teeth you can be on deaths door and only response from British embassy, not our problem.

Ha, yeah right. When I read about the embassy reps I almost fell off my chair. When I had a problem in a certain communist country and was only changing aeroplanes, I got just that...sorry can't get involved.

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