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I'm new and need som help

Post by Oslogirl » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 5:19 am

I'm looking at some property. but I don't know what this mean:

f/furn/nr westmall/mrt/ntuc/supermkt &
furn/nr westmall/mrt/schs
f/furn/nr westmall/bt batok mrt
f/furn/nr bt batok mrt/west mall
p/furn/nr westmall/ctrl/bt batok mrt
furn/nr bt batok mrt/west mall/eateries

and fully furn, do that mean that I can't bring our stuff?
and also partly fur..
Can I rent a place that are emty? :oops:

Sorry my stupid questions..

Also Utility Room, is that were the maid lives? And do we need to buy her bed and stuff she needs?

Thanks you so much for your help.

Cheers Kristin

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Post by chixchix » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:49 am

Usually rooms here are given furnished.Very seldon you get an unfurnished room.If its partially furnished good for you, you may have space to put your things..but if fully furnished ,you may not have space depending on the room size.
If you are getting an agent,,(or maybe you can talk to the owner ) to remove the things that you dont need so that you can bring your stuff.

Utility room is not a maid's room. ..its just an extension of the falt,,but of cos its a very very small room..maybe 1 single bed ,,1 small cupboard can go in. :) of cos the rent will be cheaper then.

If you are going through an agent,,maybe you can ask him/her to find you a empty room.
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Post by Oslogirl » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 11:13 am

Thanks!

So all appartments do have furnitures? hmm...so it will be better to go true an agency or a agent.
We will bring a container from Australia and I don't think we will have room for other furnitures.
It looks like it's going to be more diificould then I hoped :(

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Post by Cubby » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 4:25 pm

f/furn/nr westmall/mrt/ntuc/supermkt –translation-fully furnished near Westmall shops/train station/and supermarket(NTUC is the name of one)


There are apartments around that are unfurnished, but most landlords will put some furniture in to boost up the rental price. p/furn or partly furnished could mean anything from just curtains and a fridge to a little bit of furniture the only way to find out is to go look. Probably best to get an agent and ask them to find you one that is unfurnished, and with what ever you request it to have, its a little bit more money to pay for an agent,but it will be easier for you. By the way the mrt stands for the railway link around town so its easier to move about if your apartment is closer to an mrt station

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Post by Oslogirl » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 4:58 pm

Thank you for the help :kiss:

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Post by Grim Reaper » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:36 am

Cubby wrote:There are apartments around that are unfurnished, but most landlords will put some furniture in to boost up the rental price.
Hence you should negotiate a lower price for the unit when you want it unfurnished. Play the game accordingly and tell the landlord to remove his stuff and lower the price.
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Post by micknlea » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 10:51 am

Partly furnished normally just means that it has a refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, curtains, and light fittings, not very often anything much more (almost all apartments come with these).
Fully furnished includes basic furniture such as beds, sofas etc. Normally not particularly good quality either.
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Post by kirstyL » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 4:18 pm

Best thing is to engage an agent...they will make sure everything is legal to start with and you can request near on anything that you want. A utility room can also mean a store room....it is not for someone to sleep but actually for storage only! If you plan on getting a maid it is your job to buy everything she needs clothing, personal items and feed her etc. she is suppose to have her own space and bed, but from personal experience i can tell you most dont like to sleep on a bed as they are not used to it. My maid refuses and sleeps on a sheet on the floor! But its what she feels comfortable with. Of course if you ask her she will say what she thinks u want (which to sinapore standards they dont ususally treat their maids that well, so they will always say they dont need anything), mostly I just get things for my maid and she always says no need buy then she will always use it(except the bed!) I hope this is helpful

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