Chapter 67: One Landlord, One Less Deposit | Speaking of China

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  1. Jessica
    Jessica May 20, 2010 at 8:02 am | | Reply

    Hahaha yes. I had a batty old lady for a landlord once who would stop over at random times, who turned up at my husband (then boyfriend)’s place of work because she wanted us to return some pillowcase she’d apparently left in the apartment and who, when I moved out, actually tried to charge me (all of 10RMB, lmao) for places where the plaster on the walls was cracking a bit. This was a 1980s era danwei apartment that had never once been renovated, so of course the plaster on the walls was cracking! She was one of those typical older Chinese women who has nothing better to do than get involved in ridiculousness and so of course renting out an apartment provided the perfect opportunity for that.

    The rent was only 400RMB a month though, so it was worth it I guess.

  2. Crystal
    Crystal May 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm | | Reply

    My boyfriend told me that as a kind of precaution before moving into the previous apartments, he took a bunch of pictures with camera for all walls, windows, doors, hubs, tubs and whatever you want.
    So – I think that problems with landlords can happen anywhere.
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..Why I hate majiang =-.

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