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by teck21
Fri, 04 May 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gold (actually any colour) Flex
Replies: 6
Views: 3850

You could try the Balestier area, a million lighting shops around there. Mostly terrible rip-offs. In the absence of better suggestions, you could try Chan Huat there. They have been operating in this stretch for over 20 years and have several shopfronts, some of which I regularly see their staff do...
by teck21
Fri, 04 May 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Downward pressure on condo rentals?
Replies: 99
Views: 48469

I understand it depends on the market , but I see SO many empty rentals in one condo and wonder how they can stay empty for that long! As JR put it, counting the number of vacant units is irrelevant. When mortgage rates hover at around 1%, and property prices don't take a big tumble, they can stay ...
by teck21
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Fingerprint Certificate
Replies: 9
Views: 16662

You can contact the Certificate of Clearance Office at Tel: (65) 64358275 or (65) 64358277. It is issued to citizens only, but it's likely that whoever picks up the phone can assist you if you're not a citizen. At the very least, it's the right number to call. Getting required assistance, sometimes ...
by teck21
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: "The Landlord wants to double your rental"
Replies: 40
Views: 17144

yvonneera98765432 wrote:it depends, do u have a clause of Option to Renew? if yes, u may each ask a valuator to value the rental of the house and will take the averge of it - that is if u insist on staying there.. :) The landlord cant just say i want to double your rent like that.. :mad:
What?
by teck21
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singapore has world's lowest birth rate
Replies: 56
Views: 21900

Singaporeans, especially educated Singaporean Chinese are way too stressed out to have many kids, if any at all. They get stressed out over things like their bosses being unhappy with their work, whether they can get their children into this school or that school, whether they can find enough expens...
by teck21
Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Suggested Ammendment to Rental contracts
Replies: 11
Views: 8742

Re: Suggested Ammendment to Rental contracts

I would suggest if you are looking at renting a property you might consider crossing out the clause that basically allows them to come and go and show as many people as they want, and insert a clause that says reasonable access will be arranged but there will be a fee. Does not resolve the issue of...
by teck21
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Help needed for accommodation
Replies: 31
Views: 11505

Next to my place in D12 is one that has 2 units per level each served by its own lift, a side gate. It does however have a half-day security guard, and is pretty small (not many units there as well). The pool's on level 12 or something.

Not much space for your dog to run around unfortunately.
by teck21
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Help needed for accommodation
Replies: 31
Views: 11505

What kind of business are you planning to run in said condo? :shock:
by teck21
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenancy Agreement with Anchor Tenant
Replies: 11
Views: 5670

Re: Tenancy Agreement with Anchor Tenant

Because the entire unit is cheap, he's really wanting to take the risk of going ahead with the tenancy agreement with the anchor tenant. N.B. there is a clause, he's found out recently, in the anchor tenant's tenancy agreement with the landlord, that the landlord's tenancy agreement with the anchor...
by teck21
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Need to break my lease...HELP
Replies: 17
Views: 14460

The issue of the replacement tenant is the big IF to me. You might have a right to find one and nominate him, but the landlord is under no obligation to accept him, and until when/if he does the original tenant is still fully on the hook . How many times could a landlord reject a ‘reasonable’ repla...
by teck21
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Singapore Dollar Fixed Deposit/Time Deposit
Replies: 70
Views: 43773

The A$ did crash to 1:1 during the GFC, and has recovered and then some. So whoever bought into the Aussie before the GFC certainly have come out unscathed. However, buying into it at $1.30 before the GFC and enjoying yields of 6% and marginal capital appreciation means very little considering one c...
by teck21
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Need to break my lease...HELP
Replies: 17
Views: 14460

That's interesting teck. So If you can demonstrate ready willingness to make reasonable compensation for terminating the lease, that should in theory go a long way in court. Paying the remainder not always being reasonable depending on the market and remainder of the term . If the rates are "up", a...
by teck21
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Need to break my lease...HELP
Replies: 17
Views: 14460

What enshrines these 'rights' which you suggest exist? The TA is a contract, and a contract that leaves the issues of penalties for breaches unsaid. This has been used as a stick to beat tenants for ages with legally unenforceable threats. Whatever penalties may arise will be subject to COntract la...
by teck21
Sat, 03 Mar 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Need to break my lease...HELP
Replies: 17
Views: 14460

Re: Need to break my lease...HELP

He is demanding that I pay him the entire years rent even though I wont be in SIngapore as there is no diplomatic clause in my contract. Can anyone guide me on how to go about dealing with this issue? He is throwing legalities in my face. Is there any law in Singapore that protects the tenent? Than...
by teck21
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: PR (not Sing citizen) leaving - and NS situation
Replies: 7
Views: 15207

Re: PR (not Sing citizen) leaving - and NS situation

3. Final question, if (as a PR) you perform your original NS obligation but then are living overseas full time (still keeping your PR if you can) are you required to return to Singapore on a yearly or bi yearly basis to perform your additional training? I think MS may have misunderstood this part. ...

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