Let's Talk on Buzz

This online forum is dedicated to honest and sincere posting on properties in Malaysia. You can read through the links without registering with us. Posting a comment requires registration and you need to provide an email address to register. If you are not sure on how to go about, you may want to have a look at Help & FAQs.

Utility deposits Total: 2 Posts | 1 Replies | 313 Views

December 13, 2016 04:00 PM
#0
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
#1
  • OfflineCTG

  • *
  • Join Date:Dec 2016
  • Posts: 10
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.

 

Short term rent - tenancy agreement?

Started by ander383Forum Renting Property

Replies: 0
Views: 160
December 13, 2016, 03:55:52 PM
by ander383
Which are the best places to stay?

Started by mr_wolf919Forum Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)

Replies: 7
Views: 282
January 05, 2017, 03:48:21 PM
by kiat137
Buying land in Langkawi

Started by rudi99Forum Buying Land

Replies: 5
Views: 351
December 27, 2016, 11:13:07 AM
by rudi99
Each state has different minimum purchase price?

Started by janis03Forum Property Issues Related to Foreigners

Replies: 1
Views: 277
January 06, 2017, 03:24:58 PM
by bluemoon
Any difference buying properties in different states especially Sabah and Sara

Started by Alex LohForum Buying Property

Replies: 0
Views: 304
December 13, 2016, 10:45:53 AM
by Alex Loh