Welcome to Singapore and the delight's of agents here, SMS has summed up the common tricks agents and landlord play, wouldn't be surprised if you aren't bidding against yourself! Walk away and report the agent.sundaymorningstaple wrote:You've been had by the oldest trick in the book here. Unlike your home country, their word isn't their bond. You need to give cash and ensure you get a receipt ON THE SPOT. This is a prime ploy of agents here. Get a check deposit and then wave in under the noses of other prospective renters so they start a escalating bidding war. You are the one who loses out. Until it is deposited or cashed it's nothing but a piece of disposable paper to be used to jack up the price of the flat. I would stop payment on the check and get as far away from that agent as possible. I would also report him to his agency as well.
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