A man who was buying a resale HDB was shocked that he was told to pay extra for the air con in the unit right before the sale was confirmed.
The man later had no choice but to cancel the purchase as he felt that the current landlord will come up with more tricks to earn more of his money.
Here is the story:
I recently bought a resale HDB flat and was told by the current owner to pay an extra $1000 to take over the aircon unit that was installed in the flat. I was really taken aback by this and couldn’t believe that the current owner would even ask for such a thing.
I had been planning to buy a resale HDB flat for some time and had finally found the perfect one. It was in a great location, had all the amenities I wanted, and was within my budget. I was ready to proceed with the purchase and had already done all the necessary paperwork.
However, when I went to do the inspection of the flat, the current owner asked me to pay an extra $1000 if I wanted to take over the aircon unit that was already installed in the flat. I was very taken aback by this demand and couldn’t believe the current owner would even ask for such a thing.
After the initial shock, I had to think it through and see if it was worth it to pay the extra money for the aircon. After considering the pros and cons, I decided not to pay the extra $1000 and opted to just buy a new aircon unit for the flat.
For one, I wasn’t sure if the current aircon unit was in good condition or not. I had no way of knowing how old the unit was, if it had been regularly maintained, or if it had any potential problems. I didn’t want to risk paying for something that could potentially be faulty.
Also, I was concerned about the cost of maintaining the aircon unit. The current owner may have taken good care of it but I had no way of knowing if they had done regular maintenance or not. If they had not, then I could be in for a huge repair bill in the future.
Another factor I considered was that the current aircon unit was likely to be outdated. The latest models are more energy-efficient and could end up saving me money in the long run.
Finally, I weighed the cost of buying a new aircon unit against the cost of paying the extra $1000 for the existing one. After doing the calculations, it made more sense to buy a new unit as it was likely to be cheaper in the long run.
In the end, I decided not to pay the extra $1000 for the aircon unit and opted to buy a new one instead. I’m glad I did as it ended up being the right decision for me. Although it was a bit of a shock to be asked to pay extra for something that was already installed, I’m glad I took the time to think it through and make the best choice for my situation.