Ah, I see.x9200 wrote:No idea, but I was talking about the inventory list. From my experience it is something done typically in a very lousy manner without any proper attention to the conditions of the items. It is more like 0 or 1 relation of movables inside of the apartment. A ceiling lamp in the BR3, is it there? yes, then tick the box ... etc.JR8 wrote:Tenancy law here is based directly on UK Statutes.
How would you define Fair Wear and Tear, in SG, in 'local terms', if not in the way the above links do?
Is it what the Inventory is about in the UK?
By coincidence I have just been discussing this this lunchtime with my wife. I.e. the standards of condition and cleanliness we will held to when we check out.
She suggested we have to have a 'Professional Clean'... But as I just replied to her:
'That is not specifically stated in the TA. The clause that applies is:
‘r) At the expiration of the tenancy to peaceably and quietly deliver unto the landlord the said premises in like condition as if the same were delivered to the Tenant at the commencement of the Agreement, fair wear and tear and Acts of God excepted.’
The receipts attached onto our TA are for a) painting b) dry cleaning of curtains c) final service of air-con. There is no proof of a ‘professional clean’ having taken place prior to us moving in.
So maybe once the furniture is out all we need is floors/walls currently blocked by furniture done. Glass in the showers, sinks and loos. And that might be about it?
Something curious is that the inventory lists contents, but not condition or cleanliness. So, just say, [our weekly cleaner] / A. N. Other cleaner didn’t come back after our removals, and say, I just ran a cloth over a few floors for dust etc., then what benchmark has the LL got to say it’s scruffier than the condition in which received? None that I can see.'
And that's the curious thing. In the UK an inventory is an inventory of 'Contents and condition' and it goes into almost painful detail, paint colours, chips in plaster on the walls, scuff marks, cleanliness; here it seems more 'fixtures, fittings, (and furnishings - if it comes with any)', and that's it. Our inventory here which was done by one of the main agencies mentions nothing about condition at all. It doesn't even state what colour the walls are painted. Seems strange to me.