On the other hand, if you decide to leave before the end of your agreed rental period, the landlord will keep your deposit – this too should be clearly defined. However, if the landlord asks you to leave prematurely, he must recover your deposit with additional compensation. Even if it is not explicitly mentioned in the exit clause of the rental agreement, the lessor should not have the right to take the deposit as a means of payment in the event of loss of income due to an empty unit. The deposit is intended only for the reimbursement of damage to the property. If you find that there are no other ways to resolve the case, you can go to Small Claims Court (www.statecourts.gov.sg/SmallClaims/Pages/GeneralInformation.aspx) as a last resort. It`s been a long time. It`s laborious and written in legal jargon, so we advise you to read your lease slowly and carefully and research any terms you don`t understand. If you must, let someone else read the agreement also to correct you, to make sure you are aware of everything indicated in it. You can also talk to your landlord if you need further clarification. From what you mentioned, it appears that your tenant intends to break the one-month lease. After signing the contract with her, was there a prior written agreement to indicate what would happen if she violated the terms of the lease agreement? It really depends on what is indicated so that you can decide what steps you can take in case of a breach of the lease (for example.B.

The tenant must find a replacement tenant, the deposit is cancelled, take the tenant to small claims court to recover the loss of rent, etc.). As a general rule, both the tenant and the lessor are free to negotiate the terms of the rental agreement before signing the rental agreement, in order to accurately describe the extent of the liability of each party. This would involve the tenant`s request to the landlord to clean up, make repairs and replace worn faucets before deciding to move. This can be indicated in the most detailed and explicit way possible, from which the owner can choose whether or not to accept these conditions. I left my rented room in an HDB apartment in Bishan. The owner asked me to move within 24 hours because I had violated some of the items mentioned in the agreement. I did, but he did not return part of the deposit I had paid him, even though the room had not caused any damage. He himself has repeatedly violated the agreement. Entering my room in my absence, without warning me, going to my room and threatening to go down and “calm down now” are things that come out of my head.

So, my question is whether he has the right to keep the entire deposit if both parties (tenants and owners) have breached the agreement. The real estate agent involved is obviously on the owner`s side. Is there anything I can do to claim at least part of the deposit because the property has not been damaged? Good evening. I would like to terminate the contract, hence the aggressive behaviour of other tanned people. – tried to solve this problem by the dresser, explained the agent & owner. – gave the agent and owner more than a month`s notice (based on the agreement) – agreement mentioned that landlords or tenants can terminate the contract – they do not want to refund the deposit. After I complained and responded to the agent`s comment, the agent doesn`t respond to my email. As for your case, no, I think you don`t have to pay for an extra month of leasing. The deposit should already be covered. In addition, these conditions are not included in the rental agreement and therefore should not be applied. Sureties are a necessity of any lease.

There are three types: serious down payment (usually one month`s rent paid to secure the property, similar to a reservation fee); deposit; and surety….