Renter/buyer - be careful of IP
If you are ex pat they've already seen you coming, If LOCAL , still be careful...
I looked at 10 apartments while searching last year.
This APPEARED to be the best of a bad bunch.
What a mistake.
The Landlord agent has share of the blame after trying to switch the agreed lease document on the day of signing. But onto the apartment – all apartments are large , one of the few advantages btw
* 40 old plumbing with tiny sewer pipes that block up constantly.
* Electricity wiring that looks pre 1950's and is dangerous
* Everything is either broken or on the way to being broken.
No one mentioned that
* the swimming pool is BOILING or that it would be out of action for 8 MONTHS in the last year.
* OR that replacement of all steel railings would go on for 7 months with great noise and at weekends
* Or that they’d be painting non stop for a further 2 months followed by Lift vestibule renovations.
*Or that the lifts are constantly broken down or stop at your floor then change direction;
* OR that sometimes you wait more than 10 minutes for one;
* Or that weekend construction is allowed 7 am to midnight in the office section and construction noise is considered ok .The sound travels easily through the walls to ALL apartments
* Or if you want a lift at peak hour morning or afternoons or at lunchtimes forget it as there are thousands of workers with the same idea as you - TO CATCH A LIFT
Get the picture? If you were considering it, change your mind unless you have a fantastic deal and know of the agent/owner
Take photos/ videos of everything on move in
The Bond you pay to the landlord; That's considered to be a present, you will never see it again.
ha ha. there is no way to force your landlord to return the bond
Better off going HDB or pay more at a CONDO.... counting the days.