Ask Me Anything: Dealing with rebellious tenants- Part 2

Managing your tenants the right way

Compiled by: Tharmini Kenas tharmini@thestar.com.my

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Ask Me Anything is a platform for all readers to ask about all things property. If you have any inquiries, key in your questions http://bit.ly/AskMeAnythingProperty .

 

This week, Low & Partners managing partner Datuk Andy Low Hann Yong deals with readers’ questions regarding critical issues revolving around tenants.

The tenant must ensure that any alteration or addition made to the premises is in conformity with all relevant by-laws and regulations

Q1: Can the tenant subdivide the rooms to accommodate more than the stated number of rooms?
           
A1: Generally, the tenant must ensure that any alteration or addition (of rooms) made to the premises is in conformity with all relevant by-laws and regulations. Subject to the tenancy agreement, the tenant must be liable for all costs and expenses incurred for such alteration or addition. Upon the termination of the tenancy and if requested by the homeowner, the tenant must restore the premises to their original state and condition at the tenant’s own expense.
              
Q2: Is there a maximum number of people who are allowed in the room/unit? If there is, what happens if more than the said number of people stay in the unit?
           
A2: Unless it is provided in the tenancy agreement, there is no maximum number of people who are allowed in the room/unit.

Disclaimer: All data and information provided are for informational purposes only. All information is provided on an as-is basis. All users are strongly encouraged to seek professional advice before relying on any data and/or information provided.

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