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Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

The general rule is that a chattel (fittings) always remains the tenant’s property and is removable by him at the end of the tenancy, whereas a fixture is the property of the landlord and the tenant has no right of removal.

We advise you to speak to your landlord with regards to your issues and come to an amicable solution.

Otherwise, for structural defects, you may inform HDB who will get your landlord to rectify it.

Hope this answers your question.

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Greetings from Property Guru

It depends on the defect. If its an urgent fix then you can do it and deduct from the next rental. You will need to show work done and receipts.

Urgent fix for example is a water leak, fire hazard, things like that. Other defects might be considered as as-is condition.

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