Your lease must be stamped by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). Like the tax administration of each country, they dedicate themselves to the task of ensuring that nothing is free. Visit their website to find out how much your specific stamp fees will cost. As a tenant, you are usually the one who pays for this. The tenant decides to withdraw from the contract because the apartment was not yet in a habitable state (DIY and layout were incomplete). Does the owner have the right to keep the deposit? It is understandable, since the tenant is the one who cancels the contract, and it is not indicated that the deposit should be returned if the apartment is not finished. Make sure the agreement indicates when the deposit will be refunded (for example. B 14 days, 30 days, etc.). Remember that it is difficult to collect your deposit after leaving the country, so see if you can negotiate for immediate restoration. It is therefore always preferable to pay the deposit mentioned on your lease. Do not worry, because these are standard procedures that the owner must define before signing the contract to preserve his interests. For you as a tenant, if there is a case where the landlord is dishonest and requires you to pay the bill for the damage you did not cause, then it is possible to go to small claims court.
I have a question about termination before the end of the contract. Imagine that a person has signed a 1-year contract and due to unforeseen circumstances he has lost his job and has to leave the country, What would be the responsibility of the tenant if nothing is mentioned in the rental agreement? Please make sure you do this before entering into your next lease. Tenants must pay stamp duty (a tax on rental contracts) within 14 days of signing the contract in Singapore. If you sign the agreement outside singapore, you will have 30 days after receiving the document to pay the tax. But was there an explicit agreement that you had to reimburse in case of early exit from the apartment? In Singapore, the standard rental term is more than one year, with or without the option to renew the lease. The renewal of the rental contract is usually an additional 1 to 2 years. For the lease renewal option, the lessor would normally require you to communicate your intention to extend 2 or 3 months in advance. . . .