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Dear tenant,

Most if not all tenancy agreements come with minor repair clause, where if the amount of repair exceeds that amount stated, landlord will have to be responsible of that excess amount. In your case, if the apartment is indeed in a poor condition, I'd advise you to look into moving to a better conditions apartment instead. Putting yourself in the shoes of a landlord, will you be renting out the apartment at the current price if all appliances, fittings and furnitures are provided in brand new conditions? A brand new property of similar specs is going to be likely more expensive significantly as compared to one which is older apartment, and therefore comes with such concerns. It is definitely a case where tenants can make judgement to pay more in monthly rental or pay for the necessary repairs as and when things breaks down during the tenure of lease.

Geryl Lim Read More