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SCT - Deposit dispute

Post by Reyna » Tue, 02 Feb 2021 12:00 am

I have dispute with LL agent where they hold partial amount of my deposit for something they claims "damage" e.g rusty hinges, slight stain on kitchen top or some loose part...

I have file case with SCT. My case a bit complicated where landlord are: A & B, they gave power of attorney to C for signed the rental agreement. All the renting process however deal with their agent (called it D).

A, B and C all overseas. We only liaise with D (agent) and all the "damages" were also raised by D.

Submit SCT, I have file against these 4 person due to I do not have contact details for the A,B,C. Registrar mentioned I have file against wrongly or file too many people in this case. What can I do when I do not have their contact?

1) I have sent registered post of the consultation notice to the unit I have rented before since that is their property. It seems with this I can't proof they area aware of this SCT. I have email address of C and did sent soft copy of the respondent copy to him, but I never receive any reply.

2) I have signed 2 years contract initially and extended the stay by signed again another 2 years contract. Under SCT jurisdiction, max tenancy is just 2 years. D claims that my case not under jurisdiction of SCT due to 4 years stay. I have seek legal clinic for lawyer advice, lawyer mentioned it is fresh 2 years agreement. However, I'm not sure does court/judger review the same?

May I know any expert here or anyone have similar experience with me could share some thought with me, if my case is fall under jurisdiction for SCT? If it is not, anything else I can do?

Thanks!

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Re: SCT - Deposit dispute

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 02 Feb 2021 9:14 am

1. Unfortunately you do have to identify the beneficiary owner to successfully file in SCT. This is how some owners are hiding from SCT.

2. Don't take legal advice from your opposition (D).
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Re: SCT - Deposit dispute

Post by Reyna » Tue, 02 Feb 2021 11:02 am

@PNGMK

Thanks for your reply.

I have seek free legal advise from lawyer, according to lawyer, i should file only to C (where LL (A+B) has given power of attorney to C. Since i have already file the SCT, anyway i could amend it? I only have email address of C, do not has their contact number as D mentioned with PDPA, he is unable to give me their contact. :-(

May i know anything wrong if i send the notice consultation to the address where i rented before which is deem to be their registered property in Singapore.

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Re: SCT - Deposit dispute

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 02 Feb 2021 3:10 pm

You could try that.
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Re: SCT - Deposit dispute

Post by Reyna » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:46 am

SCT had issued a discontinued order to my case with reason my case doesn't fall within jurisdiction of SCT.

My total stayed was 4 years at the address, but my contact is 2 years each. Legal advice from lawyer is fresh 2 years agreement and fulfill the jurisdiction but registrar mentioned lawyer advice is from civil perspective which is different from SCT. 😒

Anyone has any recommendations on what I can do next especially when the landlord not in Singapore?

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