I’ve never done this and wish to not do it again.
So I was a tenant of this particular unit in Clementi BLK 329 (I’m not sure if I’m allowed to expose the address) and was faced with a landlord from hell for the first time in my life.
We took up the unit and leased it for a year. Less than half a year, the landlord asked her agent and my agent to check the unit to see if there were any illegal people staying AT 10 PM when there was nobody in the whole unit except us, a family of 3.
WE WOULD NEVER DO THAT TOO. Both the agents came knocking loudly at 10 PM and accused us without any prior notice which was a breach of contract. A few weeks later, another issue happened. My mom invited her friend in the afternoon and when her friend went home.
We bumped into the landlord at the lift. Instead of a ‘Hi’, we got “who was that coming out from the unit??” First of all, why is it your business? Second, we’re paying money and it’s our choice to bring our friends for a visit. (mind you, we rarely bring friends home) From then on, we found out she’s been spying on us like who came in and out of the house.
We were horrified
We didn’t have any privacy. Oh yes, I forgot to add on. She also forced us to use the same Aircon service man as hers. Basically to stalk us through the Aircon serviceman. Just to reiterate, the whole unit only had our family of 3 and we were paying $2.3K/month. Besides the horrible landlord, we also had a horrible property agent(not sure if I’m allowed to expose her name, again I would gladly expose if I’m able to).
We paid so much money for her to take the landlord’s side and always blamed us.
During the handover of the unit, the landlord checked every single tiny detail like a mad woman. After living for a year, there will definitely be minor wear and tear. The worst part, there was a statue she claimed to have left in the unit but it wasn’t.
She kept accusing me even when I denied it. As I was denying it, she said I’m pissing her off??? When we immediately moved into the unit, I messaged the agent to pass the information but she failed to do so. The messages were even lost. Now it looks like it’s our fault when the fault is theirs.
Luckily, we’ve moved out and hence the story.