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TV-broke down

Post by germangirl » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 2:04 pm

Hi all,

i rented a full/furnitures flat in a condo, including a TV... pretty old model though. Last week, from one day to the other it just won't turn on anymore... no idea what happened. One day it was fine, and the other.... so I am sitting without a TV since one week now.
I informed my landlord, and she said she take care of it.... but no reply. I cannot get her on the phone, so i keep on sending her messages (on which she usually replies) but nothing...
as the TV is included in the tenacny agreement, and it's really a pretty old one, so guess it was just time for it to break down... does she hv to buy a new one or do i hv to pay myself ?
Does anyone know about this regulation?

Thanks for your help !
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Post by germangirl » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 3:27 pm

I just learned that she is not in the country and no idea when she is back.... so what happens, if i just buy a new, reasonable TV... can I ask her for money back once she gets back to Singapore?

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Post by oku » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 6:11 pm

call the agent and demand he do something about it.

as provision of tv is included in agreement, the landlord should pay. but don't think you should get one yourself, the landlord might refuse to pay claiming it is too expensive.

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Post by germangirl » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 6:24 pm

actually, the agent adviced to buy one, coz they are cheaper right now (are they???? is there any sale???) but what you mentioned is just what i am afraid of.
but i just don't receive any answers from agent or landlord.... guess i just hv to keep on waiting.... :(
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Post by micknlea » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 9:44 pm

Be careful, the "out of the country" is a classic line for landlords not to have to do anything. I bet if it was something urgent they could contact her.

Our old landlord was always "in China, cannot contact" when we needed something.
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Post by ksl » Sat, 07 Apr 2007 11:38 pm

germangirl wrote:actually, the agent adviced to buy one, coz they are cheaper right now (are they???? is there any sale???) but what you mentioned is just what i am afraid of.
but i just don't receive any answers from agent or landlord.... guess i just hv to keep on waiting.... :(
You should ask the agent to buy the TV and let him deal with it! He is probably responsible for the management of the property anyway!

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