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S’PORE LANDLORD WANTS TO INCREASE RENT IF TENANT STAYS HOME DURING WEEKENDS

A netizen, @potatosalad-_-, shared how his landlord is wanting to increase the rent for every Saturday and Sunday that the tenant stays home, by $30.

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Here is what he said

landlord wants to increase my rent 1 month after I just moved in if I stay home during the weekends

It’s not legal, the audacity is ridiculous. But I have to negotiate with her instead of confronting her about the law as I do not want to burn bridges and she might try different ways to make my life here difficult.

editing an update to this comment for visibility: THANK YOU SO MUCH everyone for the tons of concern and advice.

to answer some faqs: I’m from Singapore, I have a year long lease/contract, I’m renting a room and the landlord stays in the same house.

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She is not legally allowed to raise my rent and I’ve told her that several times but she just keeps pestering me non-stop. I can ignore her text messages but she started knocking on my door today to “inspect” my room and what I do in my room – which landlords are allowed to do in Singapore.

The law does not state how many times she’s allowed to “inspect” my room a day so for all I know she could keep harassing me and that’s what I’m stressed over.

I don’t have the money to engage a lawyer or sue her – lawyer fees would likely be more than my $30 increase in rent. Also for all those who have been constantly calling me a troll/karma farming – you have no idea how much I wish I’m trolling and this isn’t my reality.

Please stop thinking I’m trolling just because I’m not online the whole day. I came back to an overwhelming 700 comments and couldn’t reply to all of them but did my best to reply to as many.

p.s. in my original comment I was talking about how I didn’t want to confront/burn bridges but when she “inspected” my room I got so mad and just confronted her lol but yeah she refuses to budge and just kept poking around my things and was like “what’s this delivery package” / “what did you buy” / “what are you doing in your room”

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