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Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by Indee » Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm

I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by smoulder » Tue, 26 Oct 2021 11:15 pm

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 27 Oct 2021 2:03 am

Exactly, this is just how it is here.

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Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 27 Oct 2021 2:04 am

Indee wrote:
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?
Unfortunately many homeowners tend to prefer to rent to their own race which in a chinese majority country means this is a common preference.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by therat » Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:29 am

Indee wrote:
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?
Might be some bad experience that the owner had encounter when they rent to a particular race.

once bitten, twice shy

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by therat » Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:32 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 2:04 am
Indee wrote:
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?
Unfortunately many homeowners tend to prefer to rent to their own race which in a chinese majority country means this is a common preference.
Not all Chinese will be prefer
when there are 2 groups - Malaysian Chinese and China Chinese.
Malaysian Chinese will be easy.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by smoulder » Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:35 am

therat wrote:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:29 am
Indee wrote:
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?
Might be some bad experience that the owner had encounter when they rent to a particular race.

once bitten, twice shy
Yes, because one person represents everyone from a race or ethnicity. If that was so, then they would definitely have to reject Chinese tenants as well because from what I've heard from landlords, they've seen some lousy Chinese (Malaysian and Taiwanese) tenants.

A typical excuse I've heard is rejecting Indians from India because they are perceived to be a certain way. Problem is that, I've also heard of local Indians being rejected.

My own experience - I've been rejected even with a Malaysian Chinese wife. When I meet some of these agents face to face, I've heard things like "good profile" which I take to mean that I don't look Indian so I'm OK. I've been here long enough to know exactly what the comment means.

The same shit heads will probably be moaning about being treated poorly in places like Australia.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 28 Oct 2021 2:03 am

therat wrote:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:29 am
Indee wrote:
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?
Might be some bad experience that the owner had encounter when they rent to a particular race.

once bitten, twice shy
Still, to write off an entire race based off a one-off experience is absurd.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 28 Oct 2021 2:11 am

therat wrote:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:32 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 2:04 am
Indee wrote:
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?
Unfortunately many homeowners tend to prefer to rent to their own race which in a chinese majority country means this is a common preference.
Not all Chinese will be prefer
when there are 2 groups - Malaysian Chinese and China Chinese.
Malaysian Chinese will be easy.
True, but at the end of the day most prefer local Chinese. Its all about stereotypes.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 28 Oct 2021 2:15 am

smoulder wrote:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:35 am
therat wrote:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:29 am
Indee wrote:
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 9:47 pm
I was hunting for condo units for rent and there was one agent who openly refused my profile saying "Owner prefers only Chinese Tenants".
I felt this was quite discriminating and shamelessly mentioned so openly.
Is there any forum where these incidents on rentals can be flagged ?
Might be some bad experience that the owner had encounter when they rent to a particular race.

once bitten, twice shy
Yes, because one person represents everyone from a race or ethnicity. If that was so, then they would definitely have to reject Chinese tenants as well because from what I've heard from landlords, they've seen some lousy Chinese (Malaysian and Taiwanese) tenants.

A typical excuse I've heard is rejecting Indians from India because they are perceived to be a certain way. Problem is that, I've also heard of local Indians being rejected.

My own experience - I've been rejected even with a Malaysian Chinese wife. When I meet some of these agents face to face, I've heard things like "good profile" which I take to mean that I don't look Indian so I'm OK. I've been here long enough to know exactly what the comment means.

The same shit heads will probably be moaning about being treated poorly in places like Australia.
Right, all based off of unfair, inaccurate stereotypes.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by tiktok » Fri, 29 Oct 2021 2:03 pm

I just saw an ad on . with "Chinese Race Only". I can't believe this is legal, let alone this kind of backwards third world mindset exists. It's sickening.
I not troll/wacko/spammer.
Me no expat. Me foreigner.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by tiktok » Fri, 29 Oct 2021 2:43 pm

And f*** this site too for censoring my post to remove the one site that's probably most useful for newcomers who want to avoid being screwed by greedy and incompetent property agents. Way to go, singaporeexpats.
I not troll/wacko/spammer.
Me no expat. Me foreigner.

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by smoulder » Fri, 29 Oct 2021 2:46 pm

tiktok wrote:
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 2:43 pm
And f*** this site too for censoring my post to remove the one site that's probably most useful for newcomers who want to avoid being screwed by greedy and incompetent property agents. Way to go, singaporeexpats.
Seems to be a special filter they've created just for you :D

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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 29 Oct 2021 4:42 pm

I see our resident troll crawled out from under his rock again. You would think that after almost three years of trolling here, he would understand that this side is hosted by a real estate company and just like car dealers, the Mercedes dealer isn't going to let a Kia salesman advertise Kias in the Mercedes showroom. :roll: [-X ](*,)
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Re: Rental spaces barring certain races openly

Post by tiktok » Fri, 29 Oct 2021 5:09 pm

No I hadn't noticed. They are doing a shite job of marketing themselves, an even worse job of hosting, but trigger happy with the censorship.

And if you think I was advertising that site you are delusional.
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Me no expat. Me foreigner.

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