Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 37 of 37

Thread: Renting a house in Santo Domingo...bizzare & frustrating..

  1. #31
    Silver
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,939
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DRDone View Post
    To the OP Mason3000.
    So you've just experienced the DR culture and how business is done.
    Can I ask why you are moving to the DR?
    I have to say I agree with the landlord, you don't want to rent to Dominicans as that is always a problem, and you wouldn't want to rent to any foreigners with the poor judgment to move to the DR.
    You said you came from another Latin American country, well buddy, you are in a new world. This should be the time when they are buttering you up and convincing you how great it is to do business with them, when they are trying to get your money. Imagine what it will be like when you need something from them that was agreed upon - it is just a piece of paper.
    What you should be searching for is a good lawyer, and/or a plane ticket elsewhere and just cut your losses.
    Really 2 choices in living here, get screwed, or turn into the culture, and still get screwed, but try to make sure the other side gets even more screwed.
    It's a game here of screwing over the other side, there is no business done in the DR - unless it is baseball related, and then it is just taking some resources out of the DR.
    Mason was a friend. He and the family moved to USA back in 2010. He is American

  2. #32
    Regular
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    247
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    This thread was started 7 years ago and the OP has not been on DR1 for over 2 years.....
    Better late than never .

  3. #33
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    16,572
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    this thread should merge with the 'Rent or Buy' thread............

    Renting can be problematic too..... as can buying

    pick your poison

  4. #34
    Silver
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,939
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    this thread should merge with the 'Rent or Buy' thread............

    Renting can be problematic too..... as can buying

    pick your poison
    For me renting was a nightmare. They never pay the maintenance fees so you get the heat from management and water shutoff etc. They dont do the upkeep as things fall apart, if something breaks they blame you and dont fix. I could go on and on!

  5. #35
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    16,572
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The rent advocates will never admit that....

    easy peasy, that renting.... not so
    nothing gets attended to....

    I prefer to drive my own bus........

  6. #36
    Silver
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,939
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    The rent advocates will never admit that....

    easy peasy, that renting.... not so
    nothing gets attended to....

    I prefer to drive my own bus........
    Worse landlords ever in the DR. Its like applying for a loan as need a guarantor....They will guarantee 24/7 electricity hot water etc etc. What they mean to say is, you can have all these 3rd world luxuries but you will have to pay for the equipment to make it happen. If the invertor|batteries | or air cond wears out or breaks, your on the hook or in for the most frustrating, ignorant back n forth ever. Remember everything will be your fault Dominicans are never at fault. Its their thing!

  7. #37
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    17,656
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Expat13 View Post
    Mason was a friend. He and the family moved to USA back in 2010. He is American
    At least he didn't have a place to sell, this is why everyone should rent for awhile to be sure DR is the place for them.




    Super Moderator
    DR1.com

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO