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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 08:12
MickeyMaow

Getting over charged on electricity

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I always ask before... of course, it takes time to learn to do that... but that is how it is here... some add on to electricity others do not... so, now you know.

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21 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 

A reasonable voice... landlords have to make a living too... 

 

good perspective electriclogicalmax321

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22 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 

then no complaint good deal right

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I'm being over charged too but I know it's not worth the trouble of going to the authorities over it. I'll say I will if I don't get my deposit back though.

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The question I have is?  Did you move in knowing full well you were being charged double and now expect the law to be enforced in your situation?

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1 hour ago, mikecha said:

then no complaint good deal right

Yes, I'm staying in my Condo without a contract , that expired years ago .

No rent increases and doesnt charge me the 100 Baht day fine , if I'm late paying rent .

  He gave me my deposit back from the last condo that I rented from him and I only gave him a few days notice , when the contract stated I needed to give him a months notice and I was fully expecting him to keep the deposit , as quite a few things were damaged .

  If I started laying down the law , he may do as well and I would come out losing

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2 hours ago, sanemax said:

Yes, I'm staying in my Condo without a contract , that expired years ago .

No rent increases and doesnt charge me the 100 Baht day fine , if I'm late paying rent .

  He gave me my deposit back from the last condo that I rented from him and I only gave him a few days notice , when the contract stated I needed to give him a months notice and I was fully expecting him to keep the deposit , as quite a few things were damaged .

  If I started laying down the law , he may do as well and I would come out losing

Ditto in my case, lucky to have an excellent land lady. Of course I make sure the rent is always paid before the 5th and pay for the majority of maintenance without troubling her. Have kept a handy man who gets all of it done from the buildings engineers for a reasonable tip. His wife does the cleaning of my apartment and hence has the keys to the apartment. So I don't need to be there personally when the repairs/ maintenance is being done.  

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On 2/20/2019 at 3:46 PM, blackcab said:

That law applies to people who rent out 5 residential properties/condos/houses or more.

 

If you are being charged more than the government rate plus a small percentage then you can complain to the Office of the Consumer Protection Board.

 

http://www.ocpb.go.th/ocpb_eng/main.php?filename=index___EN

Do you or anyone know if this applies to Moo Baan's aka Housing areas/villages/developments ?

 

I know of some that charge more than standard rate on electric.

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9 minutes ago, matador007 said:

Do you or anyone know if this applies to Moo Baan's aka Housing areas/villages/developments ?

 

I know of some that charge more than standard rate on electric.

 

It does not matter where the properties are located. The individual landlord must have 5 or more residential properties that they let out.

 

That can be 5 houses in a single moo baan. It could be 2 properties in one moo baan and 3 properties in another moo baan. It could be 5 condos in Bangkok. Or 1 condo in Bangkok, 1 condo in Phuket, a house in Chiang Rai and 2 apartments in Koh Pi Pi.

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14 minutes ago, blackcab said:

 

It does not matter where the properties are located. The individual landlord must have 5 or more residential properties that they let out.

 

That can be 5 houses in a single moo baan. It could be 2 properties in one moo baan and 3 properties in another moo baan. It could be 5 condos in Bangkok. Or 1 condo in Bangkok, 1 condo in Phuket, a house in Chiang Rai and 2 apartments in Koh Pi Pi.

For example, the developer XYZ in Moo Baan ABC, charges everyone in the Moo Baan 6.5 baht/unit.  So like 30-100 houses or however many in it.

Just wondering if thats ok.  Houses are "owned" by each person(s)/Company within it.

Thanks.

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3 minutes ago, matador007 said:

For example, the developer XYZ in Moo Baan ABC, charges everyone in the Moo Baan 6.5 baht/unit.  So like 30-100 houses or however many in it.

Just wondering if thats ok.  Houses are "owned" by each person(s)/Company within it.

Thanks.

never seen a moo baan where home owners paid the developer for electricity, they all pay directly to the electric company who bills them each directly

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12 minutes ago, matador007 said:

For example, the developer XYZ in Moo Baan ABC, charges everyone in the Moo Baan 6.5 baht/unit.  So like 30-100 houses or however many in it.

Just wondering if thats ok.  Houses are "owned" by each person(s)/Company within it.

Thanks.

 

That's a grey area. The only way to find out would be to approach the OCPB.

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7 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

never seen a moo baan where home owners paid the developer for electricity, they all pay directly to the electric company who bills them each directly

 

I've seen one. The projects are normally badly thought out from the beginning and are often put together by developers still in the learning stage.

 

When the units are all sold it's not their problem any more.

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