Just wondering if you can help with the intricacies of getting a rental property without being taken for a ride.
I have been told the following and am just wondering if people could share their experiences.
Im looking at 6+ months rental in South Phuket starting low season for a 2 or 3 bed fully furnished villa/house/condo. Min 150sqm with pool (shared ok). Not too old. Budget 45k per month
1. Dont use realestate agents on the web they charge way overs and are dodgy and that tend to charge upto 50% more.
2. Dont trust realestate agents they will rip you off (apparently Thai ones are ok)
2. Book when you arrive. (Seems common sense)
3. Its easier to drive around the area you like, call the number on the gate of the house for rent and deal directly with owners and then you can barter on price and inclusions.
4. Ask at local shops and restaurants if any of the locals know of any places for rent.
So..... how accurate is this summation
How hard can you barter in general for realestate are we talking 10% 20% 50% from the asking price.
Obviously dont want to offend people by offering 30k a month for a property listed/asked at 60k for example.
Are there that many properties for rent that its a renters market (especially in low season) and are people getting desperate to get their property rented.
Should electricity and water be included in an agreement.
Thanks for reading and thanks for helping with info.