Moving furniture - renting furnished/unfurnished properties

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Moving furniture - renting furnished/unfurnished properties

Post by jeang » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 8:55 pm

My boyfriend and I are relocating from the UK to Singapore in Summer. We are considering whether to 1) bring all our furniture with us (and rent an unfurnished condo); 2) bring none of our furniture and just rent a fully furnished condo in Singapore; or 3) bring a few select items to Singapore. At the moment, our preferred option is 3) and this would probably be our entire bedroom furniture (which we love!) and a few additional pieces from the living room. We are concerned that flats either come furnished or unfurnished in Singapore, in which case it will be difficult to i) bring our own bedroom furniture and convince the landlord to remove his bedroom furniture and the items we don't need or ii) if the only way to bring our bedroom furniture across is to get an unfurnished apartment, we would then end up having to buy more furniture for the rest of the flat, which we want to avoid. Does anyone have any experience of renting a partially furnished condo in Singapore (i.e. you brought some of your own furniture with you) and was it easy? Did landlords accomodate this easily and would you recommend it? Any thoughts/experiences would be much appreciated!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 9:08 pm

As storage facilities cost money, and the landlords don't usually like to spend any money, if they are renting the flat fully or partially furnished, they are not going to move their furniture out in 9 out of 10 cases. What they will tell you is to use a spare bedroom to store their furniture if you want to use your own.
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Post by elspike » Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:31 pm

Also remember that in SG, Partially Furnished usually means just the whitegoods. Fridge, Washer, Dryer etc.

And everything is negotiable. All comes down to price ;-)

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