Dealing with Songkran electricity bill shock

Dealing with Songkran electricity bill shock

Summertime in Bangkok means bill shock. Every year around April/May the mercury pushes past 35° – and 1D Property gets calls from regular clients about their electricity bill, which in some cases has doubled or worse. No, your supplier isn’t taking...
What’s a “diplomatic clause” and can you get one?

What’s a “diplomatic clause” and can you get one?

By Wandee (Lekky) Iamyoung In Thailand it’s common practice for tenants to lose their entire deposit if they terminate their lease early. Landlords rarely make an exception just because a tenant has found a better home elsewhere, although there are circumstances...

Guide to Bangkok’s 9 popular expat neighbourhoods

By Wandee (Lekky) Iamyoung A map of Bangkok’s a confusing thing. Street addresses don’t make sense, suburb names are arbitrary, and good luck finding the definitive official English spelling of anything. I’ve spent dinners arguing about...
The ABC of accommodation in Bangkok

The ABC of accommodation in Bangkok

By Wandee (Lekky) Iamyoung, owner, 1D Property. In Bangkok you can easily find a home of similar quality – or better – than the one you’re leaving behind. The city has modernized quickly in the last decade and many properties are just as comfortable and well-appointed...