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Want to Swap out of my apt and into the ICON

Post by bostonT2 » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 7:11 am

Aloha crew,

so it's been almost 9 months since i moved SG (moved in Feb 08). Time sure flies when you are having fun. I currently live @ Burlington SQ apartments but want to move into the ICON. I have pretty decent relationship w/ the landlady but want to know if it'd be feasible to get out of the contract now

I have signed a 2 yr contract with a diplomatic clause after 12 months w/ a 2 month notice. Which means after staying in the condo for 12 months, i can give her a 2 month notice to move out (provided i'm leaving SG) and not lose my deposit. 2 moth notice after 12 months means i'm stuck at this place until end of april but i really want to live in the ICON.

This question is to the MODS or Realtor on this site: Is there any way out my lease without losing my deposit or having to stay until april? Can a realtor help me find a place @ the icon and also find a new tennant for my land-lady? In that case, would i still pay forfeit the deposit?

I know its a long-winded question but any help is much appreciated.

Best,

PS: If anyone is interested, i'm staying in a fairly good sized partially furnished studio for 3600.
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Post by Matney » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 1:18 pm

Diplomatic clause to me when I lived in Singapore meant you were leaving the country permanently due to your employer moving you on and not you wanting to moving to a different complex. You can try after living in your place for a full year, but don't be surprised if your LL charges you for the opportunity of moving to ICON.

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Post by bostonT2 » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 1:32 pm

thanks..makes sense. What kind of docs/memos do you have to furnish to prove the diplomatic clause (ie. leaving the country for good).
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 2:07 pm

bostonT2 wrote:thanks..makes sense. What kind of docs/memos do you have to furnish to prove the diplomatic clause (ie. leaving the country for good).
Cancellation of your EP and a chop showing you are on a current Social Visit Pass. Letter of termination from your Employer with corroborating dates. Or a letter of transfer back to your Employer in the foreign company (again, that corroborates the social visit pass/cancellation dates of your EP. Wanna do a short-cut? You stand the chance of being booted out of the country anyway. Which is gonna be more expensive in the long term?
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by bostonT2 » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 2:23 pm

ok.so how about i find another tenant for the land lady?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 5:29 pm

Do-able but that is not a given. You'll have to negotiate that directly with the landlord. You cannot get the tenant and then go to the landlord as (S)he will have you between a rock & a hard place as you would have already committed to the prospective sub-tenant and the Landlord could just about name their price. Best to approach the LL and negotiate, but realizing that the ball is in the LL's court and it will cost you something.......

This is especially so if you have been a very good tenant. Good tenants are sometimes hard to find as well and a LL hates to lose one and maybe get a real terror as a replacement.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by paullu » Sun, 28 Dec 2008 9:10 am

Hi, just wonder what makes you change your mind... Is Burlington no good?

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