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Can I reduce the rental fee-big construction, serviced apart

Post by chrissi » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 8:19 pm

Hi,
we just came back to Singapore after a few years "abroad".

I booked a Serviced Apartment via Internet. Not the typical one (like Great World, Fraser etc).

A regular apartment in a condo is just converted into a serviced apartment.

Problem: We are stuck in the middle of big constructions on the left and right side.

Working starts at 8 am in the morning, the entire day noise like hell and it is now (8.30pm) still ongoing. Also weekends.

Do I have any chance to reduce the rental fee? We booked for one month and already had to pay the full amount plus deposit.

Does anybody know the rules here in SG or can recommend some www pages where I can find out something.

Thanks for any help
chris

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Post by durain » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 9:10 pm

have you contacted the Service Apartment agent? :roll:

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Post by chrissi » Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:18 am

Hello,

yes, of course I did.

He said, he cant do anything against the noise.....

Typical Singaporean, haha.

Did anybody so far reduce the rent for rental apartments due to construction noise? Any laws that I can tell him?

chrissi

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Post by sillingw » Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:51 pm

Well, you can ask, but I wouldn't hold my breath. It is very unlikely that the building construction company are breaking any laws, simply because the laws Are very much in their favour. I checked up on this because of a similar problem and found out that very few complaints about noise from construction are upheld. I assume that the construction was already underway when you agreed to rent and moved in to the apartment so it's not as if the status has suddenly changed. Don't get me wrong, I am very sympathetic, ongoing construction noise has been the blight of my life here as well, it's just I doubt you will be able to get a reduction on the rent that you have already paid - I do understand your frustration, especially at 8:30 at night.

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Post by sillingw » Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:58 pm

and as far as where to go for info, The government agency is National Environement agency: http://app.nea.gov.sg/


and for noise details, goto:
http://web4.internet.gov.sg/scripts/nea ... tion+noise

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