How to bundle amenities under "rent"..in rental contract?

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How to bundle amenities under "rent"..in rental co

Post by chiedog » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:41 pm

Hi,

I'm moving to Singapore in a couple of months. I'm single, no wife or kids so don't need more than a 2 bedroom place.. i'll be working around raffles place too. But my housing allowance will be around 6,000 SGD.... but not in cash, but maximum the landlord can bill my bank.

However, since i won't see the cash, i want to maximize the use of my benefit. Is it possible in Singapore to structure a contract where i can bundle, rent, utilities, maid service, aircon cleaning, and dare i say....even car rental in the housing contract?

i was thinking of getting something in the 4K range.. so have some change left over.. i don't know if its possible.. would like to hear some ideas so i can max out on my benefit!

Thanks alot.
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Post by irvine » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:18 am

I should totally register as a real estate expat service specialist to cater to folks like you. We'll create a win-win situation for you and me, no?

All the best in your search.

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Re: How to bundle amenities under "rent"..in renta

Post by jpatokal » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:23 am

chiedog wrote:However, since i won't see the cash, i want to maximize the use of my benefit. Is it possible in Singapore to structure a contract where i can bundle, rent, utilities, maid service, aircon cleaning, and dare i say....even car rental in the housing contract?
Why not? Utilities, aircon cleaning and maid service (once per week or whatever, not fulltime) should be easy enough to package into a rental contract, tell the landlord you'll pay him $1000/mo extra and they'll be falling over themselves to arrange it (the actual cost of all three being <$500/mo). Car rental is definitely pushing it though!
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:32 am

My colleague gets utilities included in the rent...... a statement is made something to the effect that $500 per month is paid for utilities in the contract and anything under that (less $50-100/month "administration" fee), the landlord will write a cheque and pay him back.

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