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Legal advice needed regarding housing agent

Post by Guest01 » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:35 am

I will be relocating to Singapore and as such went through an agent to find an apartment. I am now experiencing a bit of trouble with this particular agent and he seems to not be doing things as would be expected from a newly arrived expat. Is there any help with regard to how things are supposed to be done when it comes to taking up a flat here and how expats can be protected from dodgy scenarios with agents?

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Re: Legal advice needed regarding housing agent

Post by Amanda » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:55 am

Guest01 wrote:I will be relocating to Singapore and as such went through an agent to find an apartment. I am now experiencing a bit of trouble with this particular agent and he seems to not be doing things as would be expected from a newly arrived expat. Is there any help with regard to how things are supposed to be done when it comes to taking up a flat here and how expats can be protected from dodgy scenarios with agents?
What do you mean by ' he is not doing things as he would be expected'...? It's very vague and you haven't told us what's that thing he was supposed to do...

I think the only way is to approach him and speak to him.

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Post by Guest01 » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:26 pm

Uurrr..... think I have already tried speaking to him. If I wanted to go into detail I think I would have done that, the point is not to write an essay in these forums but to gain a broader perspective. All I wanted to know is if there is any body/organisation in Singapore that is here to guide/help expats into knowing how the situation with agents is supposed to work and how we can spot if the agents are tryinng to pull the wool over our eyes. I will explain details to this body/organisation if there is one, and unless thats you then thanks but no thanks for the logical but ridiculous reply. (speaking to him, duh, already tried that)

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Post by Guest02 » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 3:02 pm

Well, I would think you deserve the treatment from your agent way you respond to your threads.

I don't think the agent is there to serve you hand and foot, get real :!:

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Sue him lor

Post by Guest02 » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 3:03 pm

Oh, and if you think ur damn rich, SUE him la, that's what most rich people do :lol:

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Post by Guest03 » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 4:04 pm

Guest01 wrote:Uurrr..... think I have already tried speaking to him. If I wanted to go into detail I think I would have done that, the point is not to write an essay in these forums but to gain a broader perspective. All I wanted to know is if there is any body/organisation in Singapore that is here to guide/help expats into knowing how the situation with agents is supposed to work and how we can spot if the agents are tryinng to pull the wool over our eyes. I will explain details to this body/organisation if there is one, and unless thats you then thanks but no thanks for the logical but ridiculous reply. (speaking to him, duh, already tried that)
My dear Guest01
To progress from 01 one must get the basics right ie courtesy begets courtesy. Well it looks like you seem to have fallen flat on your face here by citing the reply as logical but ridiculous( see highlight in bolds and red First of all you insult in reply to advice given. Secondly you get illogical by saying the reply is logical but ridiculous. Any body listening will be straining their brains to work their way round to your kind of thinking. So on both counts of courtesy and logical consistency, you er hmmm.. sad to say FAIL Yes... its a big F So dont proceed to 02 instead get demoted to 00 and try resiting the test to get back to 01

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Re: Legal advice needed regarding housing agent

Post by Ponder » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 7:33 pm

Guest01 wrote:I will be relocating to Singapore and as such went through an agent to find an apartment. I am now experiencing a bit of trouble with this particular agent and he seems to not be doing things as would be expected from a newly arrived expat. Is there any help with regard to how things are supposed to be done when it comes to taking up a flat here and how expats can be protected from dodgy scenarios with agents?
Give yourself 3 tight slaps and you will get the answer. :lol:

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Post by Guest » Thu, 18 Nov 2004 11:18 pm

Hi
I think you can refer to the Institute of Estate Agents.
Am not being rude as I'm not sure of your budget and all. Being an agent myself, many clients expect way too much. So if your budget is low. then look around on your own. You will get a good feel of what's going on. Just buy a copy of our local papers and check the classifieds. Its really a case of 'pay peanuts, get monkeys.'
cheers !

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Post by Saint » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 5:46 pm

You've managed to dig up a 5 year old thread, well at least you can't try and advertise anymore :roll:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 6:19 pm

I've already left him a tic....toc.... message on another thread, I'm just biding my time before POOF! or I NUKE him! :devil:
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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