Condo First month of the lease

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Condo First month of the lease

Post by JohnSin » Tue, 19 Jun 2012 7:12 pm

Hello

Currently in the first month of our 2 yr lease, knowing that we have this first month to identify defects in the flat, what are your advices, any "hidden" defects I should be worried about or anything that would be OK to "update"?

So far: only minor things to reports: door lock which is loose, etc...

Thank you!

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Post by m.e.l » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 1:33 am

Did you have an agent who oversaw your Tenancy agreement? If u did you could seek out the agent for advice. Otherwise, I suggest u simply report everything lol :)

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Post by JohnSin » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:29 am

The agent was "OK" but did not offer any advices, any experiences or tips to share? Some potential defects "out of the box" that could bite me later on?

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:35 am

It is unfortunate you got no advices. Did they provide feedbacks though?

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:47 am

My suggestion is that you take photos of every single thing (even a plain wall - you will never know if there will be gradual rub marks overtime) and have it date-marked as proof. You can keep the photos just in case, or just hand over a copy to the landlord. Because sometimes, you will never be able to tell if there is a problem until it stands out like a sore thumb.

That's what I did in one of places where I rented.

Oh do check if that unit has persistent pest problem like termites and also check if there is any infested wooden fixture. Some TA doesn't cover termite infestation, which can make termite treatment very pricey on you alone.

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