Hello, Our 2 year lease ended on the last 14th of September (which we rented for a total of 6 years) with notice to the owner, but we still had to serve a new monthly extension just to please the owner. But when the time came for us to collect our 2-month deposit, which evaluated LL the unit (which is a 16-year-old building) and saw that the part of the kitchen worktop (near the sink) has faded, he wants to calculate us to replace the entire worktop, which is currently composed only of cheap laminated panels on particleboard. He said that no Maney would be returned to us for this and that he could hire a professional cleaner. I really think that on our side, as a good tenant, it`s a good fit for 6 years, despite the fact that the cost of renting an empty and undiled unit was too high. Please tell him, because we want to prove to him that it is normal wear and tear, considering that the material they used for the kitchen work plate cannot even withstand normal wear and tear for two years. Is there a club here in SG to help us with this difficult owner? Thank you very much! Hello Jamal, Actually, I had the printed copy of the agreement, but the problem is not signed, they are stamped online, so IRAS could not retrieve the document, because they do not need to affix the agreement by e-stamp when they are online. My deposit refund agreement should not be made until 14 days, when they will move and keep the original like what I rented to them on the first day. Now the tenants refused to remove the house and told me that I had to refund them the deposit. They must pay their rent before the end of June, since the contract expires in June and the deposit cannot set the rent, which was stipulated in the agreement. I trusted them professionally, so I didn`t get a copy of their signature.
So how can I manage these prolmeotic tenants? Please advise you on how to solve my problem. Chang, it depends on the situation. Officially, the tenant signed the lease and paid the deposit. I think you should try to contact him/her and find out the reason for your absence. If the tenant has a legitimate reason and you think you are satisfied with it, you can continue. Nevertheless, if the tenant does not show up and does not warn, you can notify him of the termination of the contract after 1-2 weeks. In case the tenant does not show up, it would still be a good idea to continue. Thank you for your comment! The minimum rental period for each tenant, both in HDB residential and private properties, is 6 months. Therefore, it is advisable not to sign the lease, as this would mean that you will have to pay a monthly rent. But was there an explicit agreement that you had to reimburse in case of early exit from the apartment? Hello, I will rent an HDB unit that has not been approved by HDB due to a MOP issue, the owner will close one room and rent the rest of the unit. I am dealing with Owner`s agent, as the owner is from overseas. In this case, I request the signing of a “space rental agreement” from the brokerage company that looks like a standard format.
But I have doubts with the contract, if the hdb discovers that the owner does not stay with us and is afraid that hdb will face us to move. In order to help consumers and real estate agents navigate the rental transaction process and perform the necessary checks, the working group also defined a typical rental transaction process for both HDB housing and private residential real estate. The crack on the solid surface is not under the damage of the furniture, but under the term “wear”. Maybe you`d like to read our article here, www.99.co/blog/singapore/wear-tear-rentals/ to learn more. A lease also clarifies who is responsible for certain damages and repairs. If a tenant causes damage that goes beyond normal wear and tear, their landlord can use the deposit to cover the costs. In addition, the owner should ensure that his rented property remains in an acceptable state of residence. . . .