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by valleyman
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenant breaking contract - my options
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Tenant breaking contract - my options

Valley man, did the tenant declare that he is going to break the lease or did he request you? I am a subcontinental too and a tenant. I have rented a hdb continuously for 3 yearly renewals now and during last renewal I requested the owner for an option to break lease after 6 months, reason, my daug...
by valleyman
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenant breaking contract - my options
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Tenant breaking contract - my options

PNGMK wrote:Depending on your TA he should be liable for rent between departure and when you (or he) can get a new tenant in. This should be enforceable via the SCT. The security deposit should not be part of this equation.
Thanks PNGMK. I will consider this option, if I am within the 10K loss limit.
by valleyman
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenant breaking contract - my options
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Tenant breaking contract - my options

My tenant(sad to say another sub-continental) is breaking the 2 year lease with 11 months remaining. He is not moving out of Singapore and is ready to forfeit his 2 month deposit. There has been no acrimony between us and the property is a brand new condo unit, so he can't complain of any defects/i...
by valleyman
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenant breaking contract - my options
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Tenant breaking contract - my options

With just one side of the story, it's a bit hard to give unbiased advise. One thing I can say, however, is that a brand new property isn't by definition without any flaws. He's not leaving Singapore, so it's not a work termination issue. What did he tell is his reason for bailing out? What I have h...
by valleyman
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenant breaking contract - my options
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Tenant breaking contract - my options

My tenant(sad to say another sub-continental) is breaking the 2 year lease with 11 months remaining. He is not moving out of Singapore and is ready to forfeit his 2 month deposit. There has been no acrimony between us and the property is a brand new condo unit, so he can't complain of any defects/is...
by valleyman
Fri, 05 May 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Everyone I know is leaving or already left
Replies: 268
Views: 55590

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

How does everyone feel about Thailand as a retirement destination ? I love the beaches, food and nightlife and its close to Singapore. I have seen tons of senior expats in Phuket enjoying the golden years of their lives. Also, having lived in Cyprus for half a decade, I definetely have it on my rada...
by valleyman
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Career advice for PR's foreign spouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Career advice for PR's foreign spouse

You should try the 3 Indian schools. They have a high turnover of teachers and are always looking to hire new ones on DP. From what I have heard, the pay is not very good though.
Good Luck!
by valleyman
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Decision on Purchasing House
Replies: 38
Views: 13562

Re: Decision on Purchasing House

@OP: If you are looking for your own stay, you should buy where you can see yourself living for atleast the next 5-10 years. I was on the sidelines of buy/no-buy for the longest time, but then things were never all in place at the same time. So I took the plunge and I am quite happy for it. A house ...
by valleyman
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: I drove for Uber last night so you tards could ask me questions
Replies: 37
Views: 31052

Re: I drove for Uber last night so you tards could ask me questions

I think I am going to try this soon. Does Uber provide any training to onboard new drivers ? And do you have those "minimum number of hours" that you must be online, restrictions anymore ? I have used Uber extensively when my car was in the workshop, or when I go out for drinks. Drivers are nice and...
by valleyman
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: west coast condos...the far away ones
Replies: 12
Views: 3967

Re: west coast condos...the far away ones

Have you looked at The Interlace on Depot road. It will be only 2 bus stops from MBC. The area is very green and nice and you will also be 2 bus stops away from Anchorpoint mall/IKEA, in the other direction. Alexandra Central mall is also closeby..
by valleyman
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June
Replies: 333
Views: 38567

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

Have been following the Brexit discussions very closely. Also, the US presidential campaigns. I read an article somewhere about the parallels and how the "right wingers" are taking over. In all these debates and discussions what I find strange is how the so called "liberals" are themselves so pig-he...
by valleyman
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Middle age couple looking for housing advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Re: Middle age couple looking for housing advice

Well I have lived in one and socialised a lot in the other, but that was around 8/10 years back. I used to love it then. Never felt claustrophobic and the facilities were awesome. Dover had 4 tennis courts with two of them made of artificial turf and two hard cement surfaces. Then the Japanese bath,...
by valleyman
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Middle age couple looking for housing advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Re: Middle age couple looking for housing advice

NUHS is on the Yellow line. The closest would be Dover Parkview & Heritage View condos near the Buena Vista MRT. Although not very new(I think 1997-2000 vintage), they are both very nice full facility condos with sizeable expat population due to nearby educational institutions. Definetely check thos...
by valleyman
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Property market - your take
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Property market - your take

Thanks all for the responses. JR8 - thanks for the detailed response. I am crystal clear on my needs, budget and location and have specified that to the agents helping me out. Infact there are only 5/6 resale family condos that I am looking at, as this will be for my own stay. Don't wan't a new prop...
by valleyman
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Property market - your take
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Property market - your take

I am looking to get a private property here and have been on the lookout for good deals. Property agents and those with vested interests have advised me to commit, showing me so called "value buys". However, I am not fully convinced that the market has bottomed out yet. On the other hand if MAS come...

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