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Leaving Singapore before end of my Tenancy agreement

Post by Thursday01 » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 5:38 pm

i have to move back due to loosing my job. I wonder what happen w/ my rental agreement? My rent still have 6 months until end of my contract. How ever I am not on EP anymore, in this case what is my choice? Am i still have to pay the rent up till end of term? What is diplomatic cause?

FYI I renewed my rent after 1 year term last July. What should i do to minimize lost?

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Post by QRM » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 7:32 pm

Check you have a diplomatic clause in your TA, if you do, then read it out loud and you will have your answer. If you dont have the clause, then better start groveling.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 7:44 pm

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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 macaroonie » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 3:40 pm

Just to clarify - if this guy has a diplomatic clause at 6 months (with 1 month's notice to find a new tenant) does it automatically mean that he would get all his deposit back if he exercises the diplomatic clause at 6 months? or would it have to be spelt out that the full deposit is to be returned if the diplomatic clause is exercised at 6 months?

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Post by QRM » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 5:18 pm

Thats my understanding but with all these wannbe lawyer/agents chopping and changing things every contract is different.

Normally the dip clause only comes into effect after a certain period of time, in my case after 12 moths have passed then it becomes active. This way the landlord can cover his initial cost of new paint, curtains, lights etc that the tenant has asked for.

Over here with these butchered contracts nothing is clear cut so if you are preparing your own TA spell it out, better yet get some one who knows what they are doing to do it.

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Post by macaroonie » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 5:31 pm

But is it clearly understood that after X amount of time - in QRM's case 1 year, that the diplomatic clause sets in and that the deposit will be returned in full (or does the contract have to specifically specify that 'the deposit will be returned in full'?)

Thanks for clarifying this

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Post by QRM » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 5:55 pm

The guys I was dealing with tried to slip in something about refunding the landlord his agents fee.

We also asked to make sure the diplomatic clause says "made redundant" as some TA states it is only effective if you are expelled or asked to leave Singapore by the Govt.

Here anything goes, so spell it out in plain English in an attached document to the original contract and get everyone to sign they understand it.

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Post by macaroonie » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 9:53 am

Sounds like even with an official diplomatic clause and full deposit (minus any damages to the property by you) will not be refunded in full necessarily and pro-rated.

Does anyone have any experience in exercising their diplomatic clause? and did anyone get their full deposit back?

QRM did landlord end up agreeing to your requests to remove the commission payment back to their agent?

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:48 am

macaroonie wrote:Sounds like even with an official diplomatic clause and full deposit (minus any damages to the property by you) will not be refunded in full necessarily and pro-rated.

Does anyone have any experience in exercising their diplomatic clause? and did anyone get their full deposit back?

QRM did landlord end up agreeing to your requests to remove the commission payment back to their agent?
How the clause on the deposit return is phrased in your TA? I would expect no troubles if this is associated with the termination itself and maybe some if with the rental period.

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