Yes, I did ask. I told the staff that I only have the POBOX address and the rental property address and queried whether they can look up the LL address from their internal database based on the NRIC? I was told clearly it was my responsibility to provide the residential address and they will only go by the address that I provide.x9200 wrote:This is getting more ridiculous with every next step.
Sure you asked the SCT person how you are supposed to provide it and what was the response? I understand you have some ID number (NRIC) of the LL and it was mentioned in the claim filling?
It was a condo that I rented and I was only shown the proof of ownership, it did not have the owner's residential address on it.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, if you are going to rent a property, at least an HDB anyway, you should require a copy of the LLs NRIC just to be able to ascertain that they are the legal owner of the flat and have permission to let out a room / the unit. So, the NRIC has to have the residential address of the owner. Problem with that is it will probably be the unit you are renting if the owner is out of the country working.
Thanks all for the pointers and encouragement. I have finally reached closure (almost) today. Thought I will give this forum a summary of what I went through in case it is useful for future tenants.Beeroclock wrote:If you still have the will to fight.... I would also send a letter to the PO Box requesting landlord to inform you the residential address as you have an official correspondence pursuant to the TA and must be sent to a residential address, not PO Box. Send the same letter via post/email to agent, requesting agent to convey it to the landlord. Allow them a reasonable time to respond e.g. 2-3 weeks. Don't expect a constructive reply, but keep all these records and accumulate the evidence for your case that landlord is acting in bad faith and evasively. You can also try adding your costs/disbursements (within reason) to the SCT claim and while I think it's unlikely, you at least stand a better chance if the referee deems the landlord has acted in bad faith.
It seems the system is really against you, so really need to decide if you're willing to bear the ongoing time/effort/frustration ! Let it go or keep fighting the good fight on behalf of all the aggrieved tenants out there
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