“Renting“ under Term Tenancy are very common amongst students, fresh graduates and foreign employees. However, tenancy can be considerably problematic when the Landlord refuses to return the full paid amount of the security deposit, upon expiry of the tenancy period.
Take Charge! The landlord has no right to forfeit the deposit, either utilities or room deposits subject to the terms and conditions that both parties entered into. The landlord shall return the deposit if the Tenant has not caused any breach to the agreement.
How to Protect Yourself?
Please do check your tenancy agreement and be sure to read all the terms in your agreement carefully before entering one with your landlord.