If there is no information in TA on who pays the stamp duty it is, by law I believe, the tenant who should pay. Stamp duty is a tax so not paying it also may result in some fines.chel wrote:Hi JR8, thank you. It was a condo. I know the tenancy agreement needs to be stamped. It was my first time renting in Sg and the landlord rep said she would do the stamping. She asked for cash for the stamp duty. As the property agent said the amount seemed correct and didn't object to it, I handed over the cash. I didn't know about the stamping cert. Now I am trying to find out if it was stamped. From what you said, if it wasn't, I have no way or chance of recovering the deposit?
Note also the p.2.52. Instruments not duly stamped inadmissible in evidence.
(1) Subject to this section, no instrument chargeable with duty shall be admitted in evidence for any purpose by any person having by law or consent of parties authority to receive evidence, or shall be acted upon, registered or authenticated by any such person or by any public officer, unless the instrument is duly stamped.
(2) Any instrument referred to in subsection (1) shall, subject to all just exceptions, be admitted in evidence on payment of the duty and the penalty, if any, chargeable in respect thereof under section 46.
Stamp Duties Act (CHAPTER 312)
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