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BANGKOK 17 July 2019 19:59
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One month's rental - security deposit?

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Now the government ban is lifted, fires in the Mae Suai area are raging everywhere. Cause-effect is apparently not on Thai curriculums in schools. Morons.

I am looking at renting a condo for a month in the Jomtien area in low season next year to escape. However, I don't wish to pay a security deposit, as I have zero trust in getting it back.

Is it possible to rent without a security deposit? Or would I be better off negotiating a rate with a hotel? Looking at 10 - 12K baht for the month.

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Research the prospective landlord first.

I read great reviews about my landlord and sure enough, he was a gentleman about my deposit. 

I've heard too many stories of kept deposits to trust at random tho, as there seems to be zero recourse for the falang in such a dispute...

 

Airbnb is one way to escape deposit, long-term hotels another...

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Many landlords will want two months rent as the deposit, but never pay more than one month.  When I lived there I had mixed results on getting the deposit back.  

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Maybe I've rented eight places, with one time resulting in 50% loss of deposit because he said the room would have mold in ten years.  really was crazy.  said there was a crack in some cheap wood, and because it was a brand new room i needed to pay for everything.  only paid one month deposit, never more.  

 

an idea;  tell them you will come back soon and re-rent the room.  i've found them to be much nicer.  if they know you are never coming back, there is a chance they will try to keep more money.  this appeared to be the case three times.  if only one month, say you will be back in July and maybe stay 100000000 years.   get them excited.  i think it works.  

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Condos rented thru AirBNB don't require a security deposit.

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"Research the prospective landlord first."

   I have been here almost 20 yrs. Rented many rooms and rented out many rooms...I don't think I ever met a landlord...rented through an agent....and rented out through agents...never met a tennant?

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6 hours ago, XenZen said:

if only one month, say you will be back in July and maybe stay 100000000 years.

And then the landlord will answer: Ok, I will keep the deposit, then you do not have to pay it again in July. 😎

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can get some very good long term hotel deals in the low season 

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2 minutes ago, KneeDeep said:

 

 

Pray tell where you have gleaned such misinformation?

From the notice board of my condo.

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1 hour ago, KneeDeep said:

 

 

Pray tell where you have gleaned such misinformation?

I have read the same that Airbnb banned in Thailand

 

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