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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 9:07 pm

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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby yul26 » Tue, 20 Sep 2016 1:41 pm

Just a update on this. The landlord agreed that we can find a new tenant and we pay the difference. We got one who offer 250 less than our rental. We agree to pay the difference for 20 months plus the agent fee. During our face to face talk he said I can use our deposit to pay part of this. Then suddenly after we got this new tenant, he changed his mind and said he will take my deposit as penalty. The difference and agent fee I have to pay extra. I got nothing to say to him. Just ask him to do whatever he wants to do.

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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby yul26 » Tue, 20 Sep 2016 1:45 pm

The deposit is 2 months' rental which will exactly cover the difference. Originally I thought I only had to pay the commission fee. Now he ask me to pay this without returning my deposit. Is this guy crazy? I have been trying very hard to find him a new tenant to make sure he does not lose a penny. He betrayed what he said to me and wanted to get more. Maybe I will also ask a lawyer to follow up.

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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 20 Sep 2016 2:53 pm

I understand that what your landlord is doing is wrong. But if you engage a lawyer and he changes his mind, is it ok for you to pay for all the 20 months? Because, as per the contract you are supposed to be there for 2 years unless you have a diplomatic clause ( which is valid only after 14 months).

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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 20 Sep 2016 3:29 pm

I read one of your earlier post where you have said the below

"Yes. Forgoing the deposit is no problem for us. We offered more than that."

Don't know how you suddenly changed.

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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby yul26 » Tue, 20 Sep 2016 3:35 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:I read one of your earlier post where you have said the below

"Yes. Forgoing the deposit is no problem for us. We offered more than that."

Don't know how you suddenly changed.


Yes, forfeit the deposit is no problem. But now I have found him the new tenant and we pay the difference. For him now there is no loss at all. Why does he still want make extra money?

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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby yul26 » Tue, 20 Sep 2016 3:48 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:I read one of your earlier post where you have said the below

"Yes. Forgoing the deposit is no problem for us. We offered more than that."

Don't know how you suddenly changed.



We use deposit to pay the difference, and we pay 1 more month for the agent fee. The LL lose nothing. What he is doing now is of course unreasonable and not from goodwill. Yes maybe he can stick to the legal contract, which is the most valuable lesson I learned from this. But, I do believe everyone will get into a similar situation. Conscientiously, he is doing wrong. Hope one day he will understand when he is trapped in a similar situation.

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Re: Early terminating 2 years contract

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Sep 2016 5:48 pm

Conscientiously, you are doing wrong in trying to use your deposit to offset the final two month rent. Legally he is in the right and you are in the wrong, and this is Singapore so the LL will screw you if he knows he is in the right. You might have a very expensive lesson learned. Welcome to the real world and not the imaginary world you seem to be looking at through rose coloured glasses.


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