I rented a 1+1 flat, #07-232, Block 107 Commonwealth Cresent Singapore 140107, starting from May 2009. The agent, named Dennis Ang (HP: 81442844) collected half-month rental fee for agent fee, 1-month rental for deposit and 2-month rental in advance.
When I have just moved in for 2 weeks, the house owner keep texting me to borrow money then promised to offset it to my next rental payment. I paid her 2-month rental in advance before. Can you imagine that. So I didn't lend her more money, of course.
1 week later, the owner smsed me again, saying that she needs to take back the house, immediately. I asked for my money back (deposit and rental in advance) but she said: "of couse, I dont have any cash left". I contacted the agent so many times, and he always promised to call the owner but he never did.
I have to stay for next 2 months to offset the money. The owner never returned my deposit back. The agent never contacted me about the contract which was broken. I have to move out, loosing my agent fee for a couple of months stay and my deposit.
I'm going to file a complaint about the agent and the houseowner as well.