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Same boat at River Valley Apt

Post by angel01 » Fri, 27 Jul 2007 1:59 pm

Unfortunately, I'm also a victim of landlord's unreasonable actions. I've been living at a walk up apt along River Valley road (opp valley point) I believe the whole building is owned by a company.
I recieved a shocking notice that the landlord wants to repossess my apt and demanded that I move out the next day. They accused me of paying rental late when it is a complete lie! I've never owed them any rent and have always placed the check in their letterbox on time. When they clear the letterbox I don't know.
Anyway since it's their word against mine, I immediately offered a very reasonable solution: I will GIRO all future payments. This way, there will be no more dispute about timeliness right? To my surprise, the landlord chose to reject my solution and insisted on evicting me!
I had no choice but to engage a lawyer as I was not sure if the landlord has the right to simply just reposses my apt as and when they fancy. Obviously I also feared for all my belongings.
My lawyer was of the view that the landlord was trying to get out of the contract by trying to catch me on it and hope that i'll be frightened n quietly yield up the apt.
Here's the interesting part, apparently this has been very common of late. Greedy Landlords who want to benefit for the higher market rent (mine was signed last yr) or want to take their apt enbloc and in order to escape their contractual obligation to their tenants they would try all means to catch you on your contract for the most silly things (eg. 1 case where tenant was threatened eviction because he placed a flower pot where he was not suppose to).
According to my lawyers, landlords have to apply for a court order if they wish to evict a tenant. They basically cannot take law into their own hands and enforcing the contract by themselves (like mine did)
Although I've been terribly distressed by the landlord's threats that I'm now considering moving out and suing the landlord for breach.
My advise to all is seek a legal opinion. Yes there are tenant's rights provided by the law. There must be a REASONABLE basis for a contract to be terminated by either parties.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 8:30 pm

angel01,

please do not spam the same basic message across multiple threads in multiple forums. I have deleted your two latest posts. Should there be any more posted in different threads I shall be forced to lock your account as we do not allow spamming here.

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Post by angel01 » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 8:59 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:angel01,

please do not spam the same basic message across multiple threads in multiple forums. I have deleted your two latest posts. Should there be any more posted in different threads I shall be forced to lock your account as we do not allow spamming here.

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All I related was my experience with my landlord and asked for advice. I didn't know where to put the post as I needed some advise from fellow forum readers. I only placed the post in General Discussion and Staying n living in Singapore. How is this considered spaming?

You also started two new threads about the same problem. You can continue it here. When you post the same message in more than one thread you just use up bandwidth unnecessarily. The same people read both threads generally so one thread is enough. Only spammers do multiple postings and we don't allow spamming. Okay?

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