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Paperwork needed for Renting

Post by Zeenit » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 7:16 pm

Can anyone please let me know what paperwork we will need to rent an apartment in SG.
ie. EP, passport etc etc and its the etc etc that I am wondering about.

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Post by durain » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 8:32 pm

paperwork (the contract) will be provided by the agent.

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Post by Zeenit » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 8:44 pm

Sorry I meant what other paperwork will they need from us before renting. Here in the UK they will need references etc.
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Post by durain » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 9:00 pm

mine didnt need any reference as i dont have any (in singapore anyway)! the last time i rented was in halls of residence.

just photocopy your passport, EP, bank details. i think that should be enuf. your agent should tell you what they need.

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Post by Zeenit » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 9:22 pm

Thanks,
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Post by cbavasi » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 7:21 am

don't forget all the checks! :D

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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 5:00 pm

What checks will be done and what do we need for the checks?

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Post by freecat » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 5:06 pm

i think cbavasi meant Cheques
lots of them , for deposit, new pub (gas, electricity) account , agent fees etc all the usual stuff

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Post by cbavasi » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:30 pm

yes, yes - sorry - the cheques/checks!

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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:10 pm

How do you get a cheque account immediately. Now the following question.
What amount do we have to transfer from the UK to open an account?
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Post by durain » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:31 pm

to open a saving account, you need S$500 minimum balance to keep it free from charges with DBS. the saving account doesnt give you a cheque book but you can do online bill payment for water, gas, broadband, telephone, etc.

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Post by Saint » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:32 pm

Zeenit wrote:How do you get a cheque account immediately. Now the following question.
What amount do we have to transfer from the UK to open an account?
I can answer this one as well as I did it a couple of weeks ago!

Most of the local banks will want a min of $1k to open an account and obviously, proof of local ID therefore EP and proof of address. Now how you provide proof of address if you've just arrived and staying a hotel I don't know :? (Luckily I already have a local address)

However, Citibank will allow you to open an account with no min initial deposit and no charges as long as you deposit your first salary cheque within 3 months. The cheque book arrived within 3 days as well.

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Post by Saint » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:37 pm

durain wrote:to open a saving account, you need S$500 minimum balance to keep it free from charges with DBS. the saving account doesnt give you a cheque book but you can do online bill payment for water, gas, broadband, telephone, etc.
POSB min is $500, DBS is $1k (Yeah I know they are the same company)

Also POSB give you a debit card on the spot rather than wait 2 weeks to come through the post!

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Post by abcb » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:39 pm

If I wanted to open an account after getting my EP, could I use a US Bank's cashier check (USD funds)? Or do banks require a Singapore Dollar based check to open an account?

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Post by durain » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:44 pm

abcb wrote:If I wanted to open an account after getting my EP, could I use a US Bank's cashier check (USD funds)? Or do banks require a Singapore Dollar based check to open an account?
i think you are better off with a singapore dollar bankers draft.

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