I’ve always used Airbnb for renting places in Taiwan, and it’s worked out well. That pink cushion of protection is nice to have.
I recently searched the forum for information about renting, and again and again I found complaints about landlords overreaching and generally acting in ways towards their tenants that would be just plain illegal in the west.
As I gather from the responses to those posts, a lot of those things are still illegal here, but “good luck getting it enforced as a foreigner”.
I’m currently looking at my first off-Airbnb rental, which, albeit short-term, needs a deposit, utilities, a contract, etc - all the normal fixins.
The only thing is, reading through Forumosa on the matter has gotten me spooked, so I’d like to ask if there’s anything I should look out for when it comes to the contract, or the process in general, that could end up screwing me.