Hi, thanks for the advice x9200x9200 wrote:To avoid major problems you should start with sending a formal letter to your LL where you systematically and precisely list what you mentioned above, demanding action to fix the issue and giving LL some reasonable time (2-3 weeks) to do it.PinguPingu wrote:Hi everyone, I'm here to seek for some advice in terminating my tenancy of 1+1 unit for 2 years but I'm currently staying for 7months only.
I couldn't stand staying in this place anymore. This is my first time renting a unit and I guess this is my lesson for renting a ground floor unit.
The house is full of pest since I moved in. I have to fight with roaches, lizard, centipede, worms and other insects almost everyday. And I'm very afraid of all of them ><
Then this house started to mould when I was away for holiday on Dec. I cleaned it and it mould again. And it's getting worst. The mould is on the wall and the bedroom doors.
The floor is peeling off. LL painted the floor over marble and the floor somehow grow bubble and the paint sticked on my feet and peeled off everytime I walked.
Recently, there's a hole in between my room and the toilet wall. When I shower, some of the water dipped into my room through the hole.
I've reported to agent all the issue above but no action is taken. He told me LL will send contractor down but no. There's no news afterward.
And I saw some crack on the wall and ceiling recently as well. Pieces of ceiling paint dropped on the kitchen sink.
Please advice me whether I could terminate the tenancy and take back my 2mths deposit in this condition?
Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for all the advice
Now, what you described can be very subjective so no way to determine how severe are those issues. Some mould, pests and chipping paint may or may not be good enough to terminate the contract. Also, tropical setting of Singapore makes the things you described rather common. In my first year here, when I went back to Europe for holidays in December I left my flat with all windows closed and when I came back, even the furniture were covered with mould and I mean a thick layer of it. It is critical to have your place well ventilated and possibly with light. If your windows are closed most of the time, curtains cover them limiting the light, there would be no way to prevent mould growth.
My suggestion: start with the letter first, send it via registered mail and see what happens.
As I don't have the landlord contact, I've been liaise with the landlord agent all the while. I've contacted the agent and given them a date. They finally responded to my text and said they will rectify the problem. They also said they will paint over the mouldy wall and door. Let's see how it goes.