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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 01:20
MickeyMaow

Getting over charged on electricity

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I remember talk not so long ago about a new law coming in to stop landlord over charging on electricity. Did that happen? If it did, it certainly is not being in forced. Is there anything you can do if you’re being charged more than double the government rate of electricity?

 

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20 minutes ago, MickeyMaow said:

Is there anything you can do if you’re being charged more than double the government rate of electricity?

Move !   Or cut down on your usage by 50%.    LOL

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You can report your landlord to the authorities, and they WILL follow up. This happened to my wife's building a couple months ago by a disgruntled tenant who had been evicted for drunken fighting in the middle of the night on more than one occasion. They forced her to come down to their office with lease agreements and bills etc and she had to prove she was not overcharging. A real PITA.

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1 hour ago, wgdanson said:

Move !   Or cut down on your usage by 50%.    LOL

Yeah you’re right, to be honest I’m not going to do anything about it. But just curious if someone could do something about it, I wasn’t even sure if there is a new law either.

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21 minutes ago, sanemax said:

I am getting charged 7 Baht per unit , when the going rate is 4 Baht .

I am also getting free wi-fi and free room cleansing .

If I were to complain about the electric overcharging 

They would probably charge me for wi-fi usage and not clean my room 

Nothing is FREE. You are paying for WiFI & Cleaning in your rent. 7 Baht is 175% of what it should be. Go and negotiate.

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Play the game back and get yourself a solar panel.

But unless you are in a condo or hmo just get your own bill direct from pea

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25 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Nothing is FREE. You are paying for WiFI & Cleaning in your rent. 7 Baht is 175% of what it should be. Go and negotiate.

The free wi-fi isnt stated in my rental contract and the landlord would just start charging 300 Baht for wi-fi and I would save about 150 Baht in electricity savings , leaving my 150 Baht down

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Most condos do overcharge in Chiang Mai. Can you complain all the condos to the authorities?

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3 hours ago, Khaeng Mak said:

Never rent a property unless you can pay your electricity bill direct yourself. Easy.

 

Sure, you can decide where to live based on one small component of a pretty big equation that entails all kinds of quality of life questions, competitive rental fees and what you get for your money.

 

Or you can look at the entire package of amenities vs total cost and make a smart decision. 

 

I paid a significant premium for my electricity where I lived in Asoke.  Some of my Euro co-workers paid the PEA rate for electricity in the same area.  But they paid about 5x what I paid for rent...  I still came out 70,000 baht a month cheaper than they did.  In fairness, by different employment agreements I paid my own rent and they had expat packages that simply set a budget of what the company would pay for theirs.  As expected, they found properties that bumped right up against their budgets.  I shopped around for a better deal overall.

 

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2 hours ago, impulse said:

 

Or you can look at the entire package of amenities vs total cost and make a smart decision. 

Not gonna happen with most complainers .   But kudos to you for figuring that out !

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19 hours ago, sanemax said:

I am getting charged 7 Baht per unit , when the going rate is 4 Baht .

I am also getting free wi-fi and free room cleansing .

If I were to complain about the electric overcharging 

They would probably charge me for wi-fi usage and not clean my room 

I think your on a winner with that one best not to complain wherever I have rented I used to get charged 7 baht which is a lot cheaper than the western world.

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20 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Nothing is FREE. You are paying for WiFI & Cleaning in your rent. 7 Baht is 175% of what it should be. Go and negotiate.

And if the electric  was only 4.5 baht they would stick his rent to a few grand

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