Does this sound right?
Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:55 PM
Typical rental not perfect could use a few up grades and some paint.
The two house were rented with Wi-Fi. today the got a bill for cable 50usd (for the month) and pool cleaning 45usd each house per week. In total that is three house paying 45usd per week for the pool. Once a week cleaning and not a great job at that.
From the start they knew that they would be paying the electricity bill.
With that in mind they did not use the air in the living room and kitchen and only used air in bedrooms at night and turned it off when not in the room.
Today they got a bill for 800usd for the two houses in electricity alone.
The houses are in centro colonial.
Does this sound right? What do you think?
Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:55 AM
Previous tenants running the AC could have kicked up the demand charge on the power which increases the rate.
If for two months, $200/month might be correct. (I assume you converted this to dollars from pesos. If pesos, pay it and keep quiet!)
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:18 AM
Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:03 AM
I pay $700 pesos/month to have my pool maintained. They come twice per week and keep it very nice.
What are the names of the villas? I'm just curious as I also live in centro and may be familiar with them.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:03 AM
Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:09 AM
If it is for two months like all our electric bills are they should not pay for time they where not there.
I didn't even think about that.
The usage surprised me I payed for the last two months 1500 and I use the a/c every afternoon until the morning non stop.
I guess that is my point it is not just 200usd it is 400usd each.
I would pay 200 for sure but not 400usd.
Also my question about cable is the web site said Wifi included without a phone in the house no net so the rental company use cable for net. Now they are trying to charge for cable. Just seems odd to me.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:11 AM
Also take into account the cost of running the pool pump which is not insubstantial
The pool service pricing is way out of line which kind of leads one to believe it might be same on the electric. Somebody is making some money on that pool service.
The cable? I think the way it works is its like $500/month for the basic plus 6 pay channels like HBO. Then if you add internet on top of that, I'm not sure what the additional cost is as I don't have that service. Yet. Maybe someone else can answer that question for you. But with cablemas, the tv reception and the internet are lumped into one bill.
What is the name of the property if you don't mind saying.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:14 AM
I would hate to drag someones name through the mud if it is just a misunderstanding.
Giving the name of the property could start a fight with our neighbors on the island and you know how touchy people get here.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:36 AM
I don't get why they are charging you for Wi-FI or cable??? That should be just part of rental cost, and not extra...that's nickel and dime kind of stuff.
Did I understand that each unit (3) is paying for pool service at $45 usd's per week???? That's $540 a month...YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!
By chance, do you know who the owner of the property is??? If so, you may want to check with them on these charges that the PM is stating.
When the house(s) where rented, where they informed of ALL these extra charges, and the approximate cost of these things that should be standard in a rental?
I think I would be staying at one of the high end hotel that would cost LESS money then what they are paying.
The most important thing in life is not knowing everything, it's having the phone number of somebody who does!
Posted 24 September 2011 - 01:37 PM
$800 seems plausible as it is not unusual for electric every two months to exceed a monthly rent. It sounds like a bunch of people are making money on the pool cleaning.
Regular DAC rates are plenty high, but legal, licensed, commercial rates will be even higher. As Mike said, the total electric bill seems on the low end. It could be considerably worse.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:38 PM
My choices are simple. Don't use the air and don't bring anyone down with you that can't stand the heat. Normal bills without the air were around $600 to $700 pesos for two months.
I would clean the pool myself for that price. I could have someone come in and clean the pool for $50 pesos a day. It doesn't take that long.
Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:18 PM
You have to regulate yourself at times during those hot months, but we also have a house that offers very good airflow which is a bonus in the long run. You cannot use US rates here, this is Mexico and an island!
Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:22 PM
Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:37 AM
Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:08 PM
She can read the post and won't get mad. I might be able to bring her down in the winter but she would rather stay at home with the air than do without down there in the summer. It's 53 degrees outside here right now and she just turned the air off for today.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:41 PM
I drink to forget, but I eat to remember.... so it all balances out
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:19 PM
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