Some Key Tips for Renting a Place in Singapore – Part 3 – Research and Furniture Requirements
What needs to be checked when you want to rent a place in Singapore? Treasure at Tampines share with you several things to be noted.
Do Research over Internet
Focus on a district by district basis. How do you find this information? Well, it is all over the Internet, and you just need to go to blogs that talk about Singapore. Pay close attention to YouTube channels, where people talk about moving to Singapore. They will break it down for you – which district they live in, how much rent they are paying. Also, you will get a reasonably good understanding of what it is like to live in a specific district.
The great thing about Singapore is that it is so well-developed that there are no bad neighborhoods. Do not think for a second that you are going to be facing all the typical problems of a bad neighborhood or “neighborhood on the other side of the tracks” if you are paying a lower rent. Given how cosmopolitan Singapore is, there is no unscrupulous area.
If you do not believe me, look up Singapore’s crime statistics. That is right. You are going to have to pick up your jaw from the floor because it has almost zero crime. If you check out YouTube, you will come across videos of people leaving their laptops in a wide-open place. I am talking about Starbucks or an open coffee shop. People are not even going to bother to take a laptop or cellphone. That is how low the crime rate in Singapore is. It is amazing!
Determine Your Furniture Requirements
This is a big deal. Please understand that rentals are offered on a furnished or unfurnished basis. Those are the two main types, and you may be thinking if you take furnished that you are going to get all the creature comforts that you have grown accustomed to in your part of the world. Wrong. That is too much of an assumption to make.
Pay close attention to what is normally included in a furnished unit. Do your research in that district because certain districts have certain practices regarding what is included and what is kept out in a typical furnished unit. This way, you can set the proper expectations, so you are not disappointed.
If you cannot live with one particular appliance or a specific piece of furniture, you are more than welcome to buy it because, let us put it this way, if you are going to insist on the landlord to buy that piece of furniture for you, you are probably going to be paying through the nose because they are going to be charging you extra money on top of the rent every single month. It is perhaps much better for you just to go out and shop for it yourself.
Hope this post shared by Treasure at Tampines, will get you prepared if you want to rent a place in Singapore.