Rented apartment / Serviced apartment - can anyone help?

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Rented apartment / Serviced apartment - can anyone help?

Post by Stewart976 » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 2:55 am

We are due to relocate to Singapore on a contract likely to last for 2 years. There is however, a one month's notice clause.

Can anyone advise on whether I should seek a long term apartment rental, and if I do what happens if my contract ends prior to the lease? I'm concerned at being left without an income and a 12 month or more rental contract. The alternative seems to be a Serviced Apartment, but these are twice the price (which clearly isn't cheap to start with).

Many thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 4:58 am

You take a place, but ensure you have a 'Diplomatic clause' in the TA.

Look into it, and shout if you need more background...

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Post by bioshock » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:03 am

I think in this case, you should speak directly to a property agent and ask for help, there can be a clause that can help you but you would need the property agent's advice.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:06 am

With the reputations of Singapore Real Estate Agents, I'd be hesitant on asking them anything, truth be known, aside from our hosts here.
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Post by bioshock » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:26 pm

I know that property agents don't have a good reputation, even locals mistrust them.

But there are actually a lot of rules and regulations, and all property agents in Singapore actually do need to pass an exam before being granted a license. the penalties for practicing without a license can be quite severe.

Alternatively, you can ask your HR department for help.

If you really want to know more about whether your property agent is trustworthy or not, you may want to contact the CEA (Council for Estate Agencies for Advice); it is a government agency.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:35 pm

bioshock wrote:I know that property agents don't have a good reputation, even locals mistrust them.

But there are actually a lot of rules and regulations, and all property agents in Singapore actually do need to pass an exam before being granted a license. the penalties for practicing without a license can be quite severe.

Alternatively, you can ask your HR department for help.

If you really want to know more about whether your property agent is trustworthy or not, you may want to contact the CEA (Council for Estate Agencies for Advice); it is a government agency.
Yes, I think everyone knows all that (or can find it out from information already posted here). Why do you keep on posting this obvious stuff? What are you (really) trying to achieve?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:45 pm

He's going to wait until he's got a whole mess of stupid posts and then put his link in his signature to create instant spam. Then we have to go and clean up the mess he's left behind. So far, he's not said one thing that isn't already in the threads. Unfortunately, he's done nothing wrong yet. Nor anything really helpful either.
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Post by Mi Amigo » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:54 pm

Yeah, I was also thinking that might be the MO. If so, clever in a way, but surely there are better ways to pass the time and/or make money.
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