Some general terms used in rental agreements with brief explanations of what they mean are listed below:- Hello My friend had entered into a contract that compensates the tenant for at least 3 months of rental fee regardless of the length of stay. Now he has to leave Singapore and soon move to China and have problems because of this clause. Is there legal protection to protect tenants from unfair contracts? Quite simply, it is a clause that allows the tenant to terminate his tenancy agreement prematurely without the risk of losing his deposit, provided there is an appropriate notification (normally 1 month). While this may seem terribly disadvantageous to the owner of the property, there are two ways to ensure that the owner can obtain maximum benefits, while maintaining a degree of flexibility and fairness: the best scenario would be a six-and-a-half month diplomatic clause for a two-year lease. Of course, not all owners will accept it, but it`s always worth negotiating on better terms! What happens if your lease does not contain these clauses or if you are willing to make your default lease? What are your options? Due to cultural norms and public housing policy, Singapore`s rental market tends to be very expatriate-oriented. A diplomatic clause is a clause that allows the tenant to terminate the lease before the lease expiry without incurring a penalty. In cases where there is no diplomatic clause, the tenant may be required to continue to pay the agreed monthly rent, even if he no longer resides there. The diplomatic clause thus protects the tenant from such unnecessary payments. It is also interesting to note that there are cases where an owner accepts a diplomatic clause for a one-year lease (or even 2). This means a minimum stay of 6 months instead of 12. The best-case scenario would be a six-and-a-half-month diplomatic clause for a 2-year lease.
Of course, not all owners will accept it, but it`s always worth negotiating on better terms! Yet an expatriate needs a diplomatic clause during the first fixed year of the lease. Signed lease: January 10, 2018Cavis: before December 10, 2018Cooperation: Before February 10, 2019, a discussion on diplomatic clauses without a few example clauses would be incomplete. Here are two examples: « The tenant can denounce this agreement after six (6) months after the implementation of this agreement (which will be on October 1, 20XX to avoid doubts) if the tenant is forced to leave Bangkok due to unpredictable circumstances that are beyond the tenant`s control. In this case, the tenant must give the landlord at least thirty (30) days of written termination. » If you wish to enter into a rental agreement, either as a tenant or as an owner, you can ask for an offer from Tan Ee Nin.