Among the complaints Case received last year, the renovation contractor industry ranked fourth with 1,269 complaints. Photo credit: ST

Those looking to renovate their homes should not pay more than 20 per cent as a deposit, says the contractor industry's association.

SINGAPORE: Consumers are spending more on renovating or furnishing their homes in recent years, with many paying a large deposit or full upfront payment, leaving them vulnerable to disputes with contractors, said the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE).

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As of Friday (Aug 18), the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) had received five complaints from customers about Calla Spa's sudden closure.Photo credit: Lianhe Wanbao

SINGAPORE - Customers of Calla Spa in Suntec City, which closed down abruptly on Aug 11, can...

SMU assistant professor of law Gary Low discusses three ways in which consumers can be protected against sudden business foreclosures.

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SNGAPORE: Recent news reports highlight an alarming rise in the amount of prepayments reported lost by c...

The car industry chalked up the highest amount of reported losses in prepayments at $2.74 million between Jan 1, 2014, and June 30 this year. Parallel importer Exodus Global was among those which closed recently and left buyers in the lurch.
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