x9200 wrote:Ecureilx, it is a bit like you would go to a very fancy, good looking place, with a lot of nice people and expect that they are going to abuse you. This for the reason of plain greed or low mores and despite them being filthy rich and you paying premium prices. Where is a common sense in that?
well, seriously, many foreigners I met have no clue on how to do things .. as probably this is their first stop out of their comfort zone
Including a guy, who was viewing an apartment, loudly said "3000 ? well, I am sure this is worth more than the 5000 apartment we saw .. " and in a while the agents says "oh, landlord is undecided, as he has better offer. can you stretch your budget? "
or the other, who negotiated, signed and then asked "is use of aircondition included ? the other place said we have to pay more for use of A/C" and the agent goes "oh, 200 $ more for use of Aircon .. "
Me facepalm ..
Another, I was there when rental came for renewal, and agents said 'LL said increase by 500 $' and I was like "why ? outside market is slow you know ?" and the tenant goes "we have been paying an increment every year, should be normal right ?? "
Me facepalm ..
And more and more ..
it takes two hands to clap, and it also helps when more than a few gullible 'expats' don't bother to do their basic research and then complain they been ripped.
In the business of property
agents, when the income is not fixed, you can't always pin the blame on the agents, for taking a bold step to 'help' expats .. with DEALS !!!