Taipei Electric Bill

I’ve lived in Hualien for years and every other month (every 2 months) I get an individual electric bill from the power company.

Looking at apartments to live in Taipei now, I found a place in Nangang, but the landlord says he charges a flat rate of 7,000NTD for two months of electricity. He also says he can’t provide a bill or statement, just requires tenants to pay that flat fee. My spidey sense is tingling. Is this common practice in the bigger cities, or is he trying to take us for a ride? I’ve never paid 7k for an electric bill in Hualien, but I can accept that. However, no print out or bill/statement? Seems suspicious to me.

Listen to your spidey senses.
7,000 is way too much.
He is milking his tenants.

I live in a 50ping apartment and my highest electric bill was 12K until I upgraded my AC. Now, it’s 3.5K. So I think you are right about this. Trust your instincts as it will only get worse. The landlord should have a meter installed so you know how much electricity you are using.

Sign the contract and open an illegal coin laundry in this unit.

Air-conditioned, of course!


Im sure if the bill was over the 7K set amount, the landlord would be waving the billl in his face demanding it be paid. The set amount doesnt mean this particular landlord will uphold his end of the deal if the OP spins the meter past the 7K mark.

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What does flat rate then exactly mean?

Missed that. Thanks for pointing it out.fixed my post.

Run. Away. Now.

Or sounds like a good deal if you mine crypto currency :slight_smile:

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