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Silvia Chua
HI Landlord,
wardrobe and kitchen cabinet door broken, do you mean the hinges is off or there are bump on the wood surface, all this can get the handyman to do. Your tenant should be responsible if it is really the hinges issue. if it is a hole or a dent on the wardrobe door or cabinet door, then they must have punch the doors isnt it?
please call me at 97508318 or write to me at silviac@singnet.com.sg
will advise you on what you can do.

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Daniel Tan

Good day to you!
I'm Daniel Tan from Huttons.

Based on your description, permissible wear and tear might be for the lose tap or broken hinges for the doors. However for stain and or other major damages, it can be considered as failure to properly maintain. I recommend you to discuss with your tenant and hopefully reach a peaceful settlement. As you are still holding on to the security deposit, you might discuss with the tenant to get compensation from the deposit.

Whereas for your rental plans, you can start marketing your unit now, as it will generally take slightly longer to rent out the unit in the current market situation. An immediate tenant after your current contract will ensure a continuous rental income for you too.

Any other queries?
Please feel free to contact me for a non obligated discussion on how I can assist you with your real estate needs.

Have a great day ahead.

Best Regards
Daniel Tan
Huttons Asia Pte Ltd
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Geryl Lim
Dear landlord,

Have you physically went through these defects with the tenants? Certainly by words, we will be unable to advise you accurately if minor repair clause is applicable for these issues as if it is outright failure to maintain these items, tenant should be liable for full costs for repair or replacement. A good way to facilitate the moving out process will be to make an appointment to visit the premise with a contractor together, such that you are able to get a quote for the replacement or repair. Since your previous agent has left, it may get pretty tricky too to engage the tenant, however, if you are able to talk things out with the tenant to find out how exactly the damages had happened, it should be easier to be managed I suppose.

As to when to restart the marketing activities for rental, I must say that if unit is not in presentable conditions, there is no point in doing the marketing as it will just deter prospective tenants to take up your unit and instead encourage them to go for other units instead.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

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CK Ang
Hi, minor repair for wear and tear can be discuss with the tenant. Give and take, unless the tenant has been incorporate all the time. Just for reference, always reserve small part of the rental repair and touch up after tenancy.

As for the marketing of a new tenancy, I would suggest to wait till touch up the unit then start. If the location is good, you will able to tenant out easily after the touch up. The touch up may even help you fetch a good rental.

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