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  1. #21

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    ya rental are always prepaid.
    the first month was your initial deposit 1mth, that goes to your first month. ignoring the 2mth deposit you submit, subsequently at the start of each tenancy period you pay for the month.

    if its in arrears, after the initial deposit your next payment would be 2mths later. which isn't the case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justsomebody2:
    I never said I was right, was asking nicely and he'll just go off on the phone. I don't give a flying F... if you are the landlord or CEO with a stick up your arse, you don't need to be RUDE. I understand some tenant's are a**wipes but was it really necessary to call after the first month of signing agreement and talk like you are a collection agent ? (Jan 2)

    ANyways, issue has been resolved. After a long talk with the realty, she speaks in some chinese dialect that I don't understand. turns out he misunderstood everything I said over the phone. He interpreted "I'll give you another month's deposit if you will just push back the rent due date" as "take a month off the deposit and push back the rent due date".

    he misinterpreted the electrical wiring problem as I don't like where the electrical sockets are and thought I was crazy.

    He also apologized for his attitude problem to me and told me there has been some family problems recently, and apologized to the missus for any stress caused seeing she's pregnant and huge, I apologized also.

    He is now happy to take my month deposit and allow me to pay between the 1st and last day of the month,

    He asked me to look for a licensed electrician and have it fixed to my liking giving him the amount it'll cost and take it off next month's rent.

    THe garbage issue we talked to the building maintenance together but I don't think anything can be done as food and health environmental services has a case open for 2 yrs or so

    At the end of it all, it was all just a big misunderstanding and we are both very happy and shook on it and even laughed




    I think you misunderstood me, sure you can say what I think is irrelevant but I have been trying to sort things out with him as peacefully as possible, even including giving another month's deposit which he ignored - legal tenancy agreement aside, some of which was verbal.



    I would have just been happy if he took it and considered it as advance payment and I'll still keep paying the rent accordingly, it was kind of hard to talk to him when he was ranting and not even let me talk



    she was more then happy to move, she called him a d*** . Electrical wiring are all in the wall, it's one 10A line connected to outlets for 3 seperate rooms including other lights and exhaust, think daisy chain.. so there's only one pair of wires going into the circuit box. The in wall wiring is too thin to put on a 13A load switch, it'll catch on fire. He actually stopped by and looked at it and I showed him, probing the switch with a thermal sensor (48c), that's with only 1 room outlet used, the other 2 outlets I left empty for safety reasons, for comparison the breaker switch for the water boiler in shower is 34c

    based on our conversation, it sounded like he just hired some unlicensed contractor to do everything in the house.



    I meant for example I move in on 25th and ask landlord to to make due date/ rent cycle 7th instead of 1st, prorate the days + 1st month rent + 2 months deposit and that's what I'l pay,

    uh now... anyone knows of a licensed electrician to give me a quote and come help me figure out how to fix this so I don't set the house on fire ?
    Great. All's well ends well. Glad it got sorted out. I would be careful not to overtax the wiring and cause heat and a fire until you get that sorted out. Rewiring the whole place ain't gonna be cheap IMO.

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    uh now... anyone knows of a licensed electrician to give me a quote and come help me figure out how to fix this so I don't set the house on fire ?

    Last edited by justsomebody2; Today at 09:43 PM.


    For ANYONE to actively offer you an Electrician - we'd REALLY NEED to know what area you live in !!

    I have an English/Cantonese speaking plumber/electrician - but I'm damned if HE would be bothered to traipse for miles outside of Western HK Island when he is fully employed around this area !!!



  4. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsomebody2:
    I never said I was right, was asking nicely and he'll just go off on the phone. I don't give a flying F... if you are the landlord or CEO with a stick up your arse, you don't need to be RUDE. I understand some tenant's are a**wipes but was it really necessary to call after the first month of signing agreement and talk like you are a collection agent ? (Jan 2)

    ANyways, issue has been resolved. After a long talk with the realty, she speaks in some chinese dialect that I don't understand. turns out he misunderstood everything I said over the phone. He interpreted "I'll give you another month's deposit if you will just push back the rent due date" as "take a month off the deposit and push back the rent due date".

    he misinterpreted the electrical wiring problem as I don't like where the electrical sockets are and thought I was crazy.

    He also apologized for his attitude problem to me and told me there has been some family problems recently, and apologized to the missus for any stress caused seeing she's pregnant and huge, I apologized also.

    He is now happy to take my month deposit and allow me to pay between the 1st and last day of the month,

    He asked me to look for a licensed electrician and have it fixed to my liking giving him the amount it'll cost and take it off next month's rent.

    THe garbage issue we talked to the building maintenance together but I don't think anything can be done as food and health environmental services has a case open for 2 yrs or so

    At the end of it all, it was all just a big misunderstanding and we are both very happy and shook on it and even laughed




    I think you misunderstood me, sure you can say what I think is irrelevant but I have been trying to sort things out with him as peacefully as possible, even including giving another month's deposit which he ignored - legal tenancy agreement aside, some of which was verbal.



    I would have just been happy if he took it and considered it as advance payment and I'll still keep paying the rent accordingly, it was kind of hard to talk to him when he was ranting and not even let me talk



    she was more then happy to move, she called him a d*** . Electrical wiring are all in the wall, it's one 10A line connected to outlets for 3 seperate rooms including other lights and exhaust, think daisy chain.. so there's only one pair of wires going into the circuit box. The in wall wiring is too thin to put on a 13A load switch, it'll catch on fire. He actually stopped by and looked at it and I showed him, probing the switch with a thermal sensor (48c), that's with only 1 room outlet used, the other 2 outlets I left empty for safety reasons, for comparison the breaker switch for the water boiler in shower is 34c

    based on our conversation, it sounded like he just hired some unlicensed contractor to do everything in the house.



    I meant for example I move in on 25th and ask landlord to to make due date/ rent cycle 7th instead of 1st, prorate the days + 1st month rent + 2 months deposit and that's what I'l pay,

    uh now... anyone knows of a licensed electrician to give me a quote and come help me figure out how to fix this so I don't set the house on fire ?
    I hope you got a receipt for the additional deposit or something in writing or else you’re going to be on here again when you leave!

    Electrician: you need someone from here (I mean check his creds when you find someone)
    https://www.emsd.gov.hk/m/en/electri...ers/index.html

    To manage the liability issue, get a quote or two, run it by the LL and get his consent in writing (WhatsApp will do)

    Congrats on the amicable resolution!

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    Glad you got it resolved. Communication is the best solution, where possible and non violent. Lol


  6. #26

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    Has anyone ever seen a rental contract where rent is payable in arrears?

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    An English speaking electrician is likely to cost a lot more than a standard one. Our electrician is a yank, but he specialises in boats. Just installed our solar system. He's pretty good but I think he charges an arm and a leg more than the locals... I'm prepared to pay it to get something done that works and be able to understand what he does!


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