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Post by martincymru » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 8:50 pm

Advice
1. change the locks (legally you can do this)
2. dig some dirt on the landlord (for sure if look hard enough you will find)
3. after 1 and 2 you arrange to have a little friendly chat with the landlord

If all else fails, dont pay and let them worry. False eviction here is serious.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 9:31 pm

martincymru wrote:Advice
1. change the locks (legally you can do this)
2. dig some dirt on the landlord (for sure if look hard enough you will find)
3. after 1 and 2 you arrange to have a little friendly chat with the landlord

If all else fails, dont pay and let them worry. False eviction here is serious.
I don't particularly like the tone of this post. a successful tenancy is a blend of a reasonable and educated landlord, and a reasonable and educated tenant.

re: 1). I don't know if you can change locks without permission. It would seem to make sense that you need permission, and that you also need to provide the landlord (if approved) with copies of new keys. You cannot just seek to summarily block access to your home by the owner.

2) Are you serious!? :o

3) After the uninformed manner of 1 and 2 above, and after my say combined 100+ unit/years professional land-lording, I take your attempted p-take and suggest that you won't last a minute.

Mess with amateurs if you like, but woe-betide you try and stick this kinda shtick on someone like me... and the trouble is you don't know what you're dealing with, do you?

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Post by pragmatic » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 1:12 pm

till now no news yet from LL and agents..
on June 12 is the 14th day...
if no news yet.. we will begin writing them with a deadline...
then we will do the next steps if that fails..
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Post by pragmatic » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 1:15 pm

we are already living elsewhere..
we are just waiting for the deposit refund promised..


as for the link posted ..http://www.tnp.sg/content/tenants-hell-strike-again
we should jump into conclusion... there must be a reason why they did what they did..
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 2:03 pm

pragmatic wrote:we are already living elsewhere..
we are just waiting for the deposit refund promised..


as for the link posted ..http://www.tnp.sg/content/tenants-hell-strike-again
we should jump into conclusion... there must be a reason why they did what they did..
Nuts, maybe? Apparently they have a history of it.
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Post by pragmatic » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 3:08 pm

sorry error in posting = shouldnt instead of should

we are already living elsewhere..
we are just waiting for the deposit refund promised..


as for the link posted ..http://www.tnp.sg/content/tenants-hell-strike-again
we shouldnt jump into conclusion... there must be a reason why they did what they did.. :oops:
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Post by therat » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 8:29 pm

This is not their first time been evicted from houses .
This is their 5th time.

Within 17 yrs , move 10 time and evicted 5x.

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Post by pragmatic » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 4:52 pm

Do you think this is ok?
do we need to add more?

We _______________ (Tenant’s Names), were the tenants at XXXX from 29 January until 29 May 2013. A security deposit of XXXX was paid to you by us.

It has been more than fifteen days since 29 May 2013. We have not received a refund of our deposit as agreed upon in our meeting last 01 May 2013. We agreed that you will return the deposit to us and we will still have to discuss the agent’s fee deduction as we did not approve it.

We approved of employing a cleaning service after the handover of keys. We informed you to deduct from our security deposit the applicable fees for the cleaning and minor fix required for the unit but you declined.

You demanded us to pay for the cleaning services and as we probe further it was clear that you do not wish to honor your word of giving us back our deposit. As such, we will demand that you return our deposit to us in full amount.

If the full amount is not refunded within 3 days from receipt of this letter, we intend to file a claim under Small Claims Tribunal.
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Post by katbh » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 5:08 pm

You need to say EXACTLY how much you agree to them deducting. That is, you need to say how much you agree to pay for cleaning.

A more legal wording would be -

DATE

Dear Sir or Madam

LETTER OF DEMAND

We refer to our tenancy agreement for the period from 29 January until 29 May 2013. Under that tenancy agreement, a security deposit of $XXXX was paid to you by us. At a meeting on 01 May 2013 it was agreed that the deposit would be repaid to us.

The Tenancy Agreement stated that the deposit would be returned within 14 days of the conclusion of the tenancy period. This time has now elapsed and the refund has not been made.

We agree to a deduction from the deposit of the amount of $200 for cleaning of the apartment.

We demand that the security deposit be refunded in full within 7 days. If the full amount is not refunded within 7 days we shall instruct our lawyers to commence a claim in the Small Claims Tribunal. If appropriate, we shall also seek to recover our costs of this action.

Yours sincerely

XXX

Send this by registered first class mail to the address that the lease says for notices to be sent to. Also send it to them via email and sms if you have these details for the landlord.

Good luck

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