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Tenancy Agreement WITHOUT any agent

Post by Tenant » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 12:00 am

I am about to sign an apartment/condo lease with a landlord, without the involvment of an agent. The landlord is asking me to pay both stamp duty AND legal / solictor fees for drafting the agreements. I am happy to pay the stamp duty but not the landlord's legal fees. Is this a common practice? Where do I stand?

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Post by seraphim » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 2:46 pm

The practice in Singapore is that the LANDLORD has to pay the legal fees should he use a lawyer to draft the agreement. It is NOT a practice for the Tenant to bear these fees.

He's stiffing you! :!:

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Post by ehonda » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 2:45 pm

hi, is it a must to pay stamp fee if the tenancy agreement is drafted by the owner? no agent involved...

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Post by joop » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 4:58 pm

ehonda wrote:hi, is it a must to pay stamp fee if the tenancy agreement is drafted by the owner? no agent involved...

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It is compulsory to have your documents stamped irregardless of whether there is an agent or not. Cost of stamping is to be borne by the tenant.
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Post by ehonda » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 5:30 pm

thanks... :mrgreen:

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Post by gooodies » Tue, 09 Sep 2008 9:27 pm

stamp duty is to be borne by tenant by default according to the law if you dont negotiate with the landlord. Usually landlord will agree to share half half if you negotiate with them.

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Post by durain » Tue, 09 Sep 2008 9:36 pm

wah lau... so old post. why you digging it???

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Post by Saint » Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:16 pm

Ah bless, took you nearly a year to pluck up the courage to post since registering :lol:

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