100 foreign student renters in a fix over firms' tussle
Some haven't got back security deposit, while others are forced to move out
At least 100 foreign students have been left counting the cost of a legal row between two companies dealing with real estate.
While several have gone to the police after failing to get their $800 security deposit back, others have been forced to move out despite having paid their rent for the next few months.
One of them is Ms Ayu Kalika, a 20-year-old Indonesian studying at James Cook University's (JCU) Singapore campus. She was one of 15 JCU students living in a landed property at Casuarina Road who were suddenly asked to leave two weeks ago.
They had already paid their rents to subletting company Kaizerhalls Investments. But on Dec 20, another company, Poma International, told them it was the legal tenant of the property.