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Disclosure Law (Rentals)

Post by razer67 » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 6:50 am

Is there no disclosure law in Singapore for tenants. I've just sighed a tenancy agreement for two years on a four bed apartment which I was very happy with until the first day when I read a residents letter advising that the swimming pool is to close for five months for renovation, this was due to start in November this year but has been postponed until February next year. The apartment I've chosen is on the second floor looking right out onto the swimming pool.

Is there any way I can get out of the agreement? The owner is pleading ignorance on the grounds they didn't know about the renovation work which I find very unlikely.

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Post by Flyjet1 » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 3:23 pm

a)Does the agreement permits "cooling off" period where you can cancel within certain time frame?

b)Ignorance is highly not possible because the management must inform residents through written letters and pass through the committee to approve the works. In most common cases, notices would also be put up at prominent areas.

c)Find an alternative to sublet it out if your agreement permits, as in getting someone to take over the lease.

If you intend to pursue (b), do sound off the leaser first and see how they respond.
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