Posted by Dan on January 27, 2001 at 07:41:28:
In Reply to: Dan.Re Apartments posted by G.R. on January 27, 2001 at 01:57:01:
Actually, my e-mail address is included with evary post (I *think). All you have to do is open the message and then look at the top of the page to my name (Dan) - which should be in blue text, and click on it. That will take you to a window where you can send me a message. OR - alternatively, use this => firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a couple of things you can do to protect yourself with apartments. Number one item is to remember that the money is the leverage. If they have the money, then they have the leverage. Best to minimize the amount of leverage you give them - byt paying as you go only a few days in advance. Next, is to get records - some form of written agreement is essential. *YOU* stipulate what you want the agreement (or receipt - whatever you cal it) to say - and be certain your interpreter confirms it for you.
There are a few other ideas I outlined in another message on the board, but these are the main points.
Send an e-mail, or post another message, if you have any further questions.
: Hi Dan,
: in your response you invite me to write you but I don't have your E-mail address and wouldn't know where to begin to look for it, for obvious reasons I don't expect you to post it on the board, I also won't divulge mine
: here. For me I think the best way to avoid most trouble is to deal with reputable firms and probably a good idea to give travel dates and plans to your Consulate and confirm your arrivals with them every once in awhile.
: At the moment it looks like we have to take our chances with apartments.
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