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Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

When a tenant signs a Tenancy Agreement with a landlord, he/she is bounded by the following covenants:
1. To pay rent
2. Keep the premises in good repair
3. No unauthorised alterations
4. Not to commit waste
5. Not to sublet
6. Allow access to landlord or potential tenant or buyer to view premises.
7. Pay all other rates, utilities etc.
8. Not to cause nuisance; and
9. Use the premises for its permitted purpose;

If you had fulfilled all the tenant's covenant, the landlord must return the security deposit.

We advise you to engage a professional contractor to make good on the parquet flooring before you hand over the property. Otherwise, the landlord may forfeit your deposit.

Small Claims Tribunal will not entertain such rental disputes.

Hope this answers your question.

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