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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:04 pm

That's what we've been doing, all repairs up to $200. We had a leaky tap, minor thing so we just booked and paid for that ourselves.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:26 pm

katbh wrote:
x9200 wrote:This one month is to do it fully at the expense of the LL but even later, broken stuff still have to be fixed (if it's not the LL may attempt to charge it from the deposit after the contract ended). The only major difference is the excess to be paid by the tenant ($150-200 typically).

Usually there is not 'excess'. The $200 (or whatever amount stated) is not an excess as such. You pay for all repairs under $200. This means that you do not call on landlord to fix light bulbs and other minor stuff like new shower hoses etc. If the repair is over $200, you pay nothing. You should not be paying $200 as an excess for repairs.

Yep, but hard to say what is usual. I had both in my contracts.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 02 Jun 2013 2:22 pm

Taking out of the deposit is a good point. Our ac was dripping internally marking the ceiling below, the kitchen unrepaired will spread. Our contract does state we have to report such things. So even if I wanted to live with them the contract precludes that.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 1:08 pm

We now have no agent and the company will act on our behalf. The overflowing, algae filled ac ledge/ drains are repaired so we no longer have to pour chemicals that probably stunt growth into them and the kitchen was repaired last night. It took 90 minutes. All of that for 90 minutes. Sad that it takes legal threats to get anywhere but at least now we can unpack and just live.

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Postby katbh » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 2:47 pm

Hannieroo wrote:We now have no agent and the company will act on our behalf. The overflowing, algae filled ac ledge/ drains are repaired so we no longer have to pour chemicals that probably stunt growth into them and the kitchen was repaired last night. It took 90 minutes. All of that for 90 minutes. Sad that it takes legal threats to get anywhere but at least now we can unpack and just live.


WOOO HOOOO

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Postby Hannieroo » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 2:56 pm

That is exactly what I said.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 5:20 pm

Good to hear things got straightened up. Unfortunately the sabre-rattling is often the only way around and it only differs in the sabre kind used.

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 8:01 pm

Hannieroo wrote:We now have no agent and the company will act on our behalf. The overflowing, algae filled ac ledge/ drains are repaired so we no longer have to pour chemicals that probably stunt growth into them and the kitchen was repaired last night. It took 90 minutes. All of that for 90 minutes. Sad that it takes legal threats to get anywhere but at least now we can unpack and just live.


How stupid agent is.

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Postby Hannieroo » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 9:14 pm

Shortsighted.

This week the kitchen hot water heater blew and the master loo won't stop flushing. I'm leaving it for my husband to sort. I'm putting my money on the dining room ac next.

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Postby katbh » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 9:21 pm

hot water easy fix, flushing loo (just jab it a few times softly and it will stop)....Aircon... a world to its own.....

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Postby Hannieroo » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 9:25 pm

That's what we've been doing since we moved in but now it just won't stop and won't properly fill. I think the mechanism is loose, husband can hopefully fix it, we brought some tools. I've switched it off for now.

I'm not bothered. I'm way over being surprised.

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Postby katbh » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 9:32 pm

I have lived in so many properties in Singapore from (100+ year old to new) that I think I know every Singaporean quirk that there is (except air con!). God luck. Let me know if you need a hand! I know you have international experience....but Singaporean is another thing - no logic!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 9:38 pm

katbh wrote:hot water easy fix, flushing loo (just jab it a few times softly and it will stop)....Aircon... a world to its own.....


Surprisingly the 'jabbing the buttons' does work quite well!

It can be limescale. If the 'jabbing' doesn't work I'd suggest getting in a plumber. Toilet cisterns and buttons etc are fiddly 'kin arrnagements of rods and levers. I spent most of a day trying to figure them out once, and it's pretty retarded how it all lines up and works.

If you value your time get a plumber.

My 2c

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Postby Hannieroo » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 9:40 pm

Thank you. It will all get sorted and I'll hand over our 200 for the stuff we can't fix or get you to teach us how to fix! School broke up today and the house can go screw itself whilst I take my boys out monkey hunting. Gonna catch us a live one.

Jabbing lasted us three months. I know husband has fixed thus kind of thing before. We really do prefer, when practical, to do the work ourselves than be stuck in with workmen.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 9:20 am

Hannieroo wrote:We really do prefer, when practical, to do the work ourselves than be stuck in with workmen.

This is a very wrong approach that is very right in Singapore. Unfortunately. I have yet to see any local workman's job that is done up to some basic, acceptable standards.


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