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Utility deposits Total: 2 Posts | 1 Replies | 1034 Views

December 13, 2016 04:00 PM
My rent for apartment is RM1000. The owner is asking me to pay RM500 for the utility deposit. I have not started the tenancy agreement yet. Anyone thing it is too much to ask for utility deposit that is half my rent? My agent told me it is normal but I am suspicious. There is only 1 aircond. Maybe RM300 is a reasonable amount? My budget is tight.
December 13, 2016 11:01 PM
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It is a little high as usually people will take the deposit according to roughly how much electricity will be used. The normal practice is to take half month rental but if your unit has a lot of airconds or heaters, then the owner can request one full month. However, if the unit is a low cost apartment, then taking half month from a tenant who can bare make ends meet is rather ridiculous. So, I think you can try to negotiate for RM300.


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