Rules regarding Landlord bringing buyers for viewing HDB's

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Rules regarding Landlord bringing buyers for viewing HDB's

Post by sanjumalani » Mon, 15 Jul 2013 8:19 pm

What is the rule regarding landlords bringing buyers for viewing HDB's with less than 2 days notice and even though the tenant said no they still come over?

- If the tenant has been accomodating thus far and allowed a viewing with less than 1 days' notice (to which the landlord's agent mentioned that for HDB's 1 day notice is given for condos 2 days??!!) - Does this mean people in condos are busier than people living in HDBs?

- I'd like to put down some ground rules for viewing such as adequate notice (2 days) and only viewing once a week at most (preferably not the weekend). Is there a website (HDB.gov) where I can refer to for such rules? If not, is there a complaint line where I can file a complaint? What are the repercussions?

I really do not wish to do so since I have 3 months left in my lease but I am running out of options to keep the guy at bay. I'm hoping that the unit sells and the new landlord is decent enough to work things out rather than be rude.

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Post by therat » Mon, 15 Jul 2013 9:34 pm

HDB rule

If your present landlord sell the HDB unit, you need to move out the HDB unit by second appointment which is the completion date.

Your TA will be within you and your present landlord, nothing to do with the new owner.

The new owner cannot let you continue stay if they did, that will be consider Unauthorised Subletting of Flat.

http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10323p.nsf ... enDocument

Unauthorised subletting of flat is an infringement of the lease. HDB takes a serious view of such infringement and will not hesitate to take strong action against those who flout the rules. Unauthorised subletting of flat includes instances where owners sublet one or more bedrooms while they do not live in the flat during the period of subletting. Instead, they keep one room locked and come back only occasionally. HDB can repossess the flat of those who commit such infringements. In lieu of this action, HDB may impose a penalty against them.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:19 pm

@sanjumalani, the grand rule present in probably every single TA is that the tenant has the right of a peaceful enjoyment of the property. The 2nd rule is that you should have it (the sell) covered in your TA. Typically it says something over the line that you should allow the LL to visit upon earlier written request at any reasonable time. As you probably realize all the above terms are pretty vague but definitely 1-2 day rule is a BS.

As an indication: We've been sold (condos) during our tenancies already twice and never allowed the LL/agents to go beyond what we thought was acceptable as of our perception of the peaceful enjoyment: once a week, on a single, specific day, 2h time slot and still being informed at least 2 days in advance whether somebody would come or not. Both the LL and agents accepted it without any problems.

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