The price? $1,800. Half for the first month’s rent, half for the deposit. She found it on Craigslist. But when Anderson contacted the supposed landlord, something didn’t feel right.
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COMMENT: Flats affordable — so why is HDB building more rental flats?
Potter agreed to waive the termination fee ($278) since Dunn didnt know she was signing a rental contract. She still had to pay the overdue amount ($101.340) for six months. Chaitram and Chandroutie Garib signed a five-year water heater rental deal with MorEnergy in December 2009. They wanted an early release, but couldnt reach the company. I told them that MorEnergy had left the business and transferred some of its rental contracts to National Home Services.
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Never sign rental contracts at the door: Roseman
Some have had to wait for 21/2 years just to be eligible to apply, and then had to further wait between 7 to 12 read more months to actually get a flat. What should be of concern is the increased demand for such flats, which seems to run counter to various observations and claims by government ministers in recent times. For example, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, said in March that a family with a monthly income of as low as $1,000 can now purchase a small flat. His remarks raised some eyebrows. Subsequently, Mr Khaw had to explain that Mr Tharman was referring to new two-room flats. But some still doubt Mr Tharmans claims. And in August, the Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Lawrence Wong, assured Singaporeans that Singapore’s household balance sheets are in “good shape”.
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