When shopping an apartment for rent in Saigon, what to ask?
Renting an apartment may sound like a difficult task. However, it is possible for you to learn how to question to rent just a perfect one.
What to ask?
You will have with a number of different apartment for rent in Saigon, leading you to have a lot of questions, the first of which being “Which inquiries should I ask?”. Therefore, here are some suggestions:
Are utilities (electricity, gas, water) included in the monthly price?
Is there internet and cable or will I have to sign up for them myself?
Is it furnished?
How long will the lease be signed for? One year? 6 months?
Scooter parking – is it available? If so, where? Do I need to pay extra?
When do I get my deposit back?
What is the penalty if I have to cancel the contract?
You probably say No
Unfortunately, we, Housing Saigon also don’t know. However, you’re probably getting ripped off
You are charged more than two-months’ deposit
The landlord/lady can’t produce any English-written contract for you
It’s not clear how utilities will be charged
You are charged extra ridiculous fees, such as finder’s fees, furniture rental, internet installation fees, etc.