Personally I wouldn't worry too much, it would must certainly apply, anyway once the deposit is paid...You do in fact have sole responsibility as the tenant.sierra2469alpha wrote:Hello friends - has anyone seen a clause such as this in a tenancy agreement between a landlord and a COMPANY?
I, [xxx employee name xxx] (Australian Passport No. _________________ ) the said employee mentioned in the Tenancy Agreement entered between you and THE COMPANY RENTING THE property PTE. LTD. on _________ February 2008 hereby declare that I
shall be bound by the terms, conditions, stipulations and covenants of this Tenancy Agreement and I shall procure all my family members and invitees on or in the demised premises to be so bound thereby and I shall indemnify you from and against all loss and damage resulting from any breach by me or any one of them of the said terms, conditions, stipulations and covenants."
Now, the company has signed the TA and this clause has just been added, placing me at the liability end of a potentially very sharp stick, as my reading of this would indicate this is EVERYTHING in the contract. Note, the contract is for 2 years.
Any advice appreciated!
Hi KSL and thanks. It's not the Company that put the clause in, it is the landlord.ksl wrote:
I guess the Company are just passing the risks onto you, not themselves, so a liability insurance for persons and property is the safest for peace of mind.
Although to add it after it's been signed is naughty and illegal, I still wouldn't hold out much hope...if it went to the court, because like i say commonsense then takes over...You are the tenant!
Hiya Forks - indeed it does. The funny thing is that he is protected under clause 4H of the standard Tenancy Agreement/Contract. When you combine that with the wording from the above declaration, all he was doing was contradicting 4H and trying to put the onus on two individuals, rather than a sizeable company. Go figure that one!Forks wrote:well done!
Odds are they were trying to sneak it in and hoping you wouldnt notice, it pays to do your homework here, and the only way to go in such situations is to be as stubborn as them.
hubertgoh wrote:I would like to poll any tenant here whether you have come across the following situation. I have been harrassed by the apartment owner and agent due to viewing appointments by "prospective clients" who have come into my apartment on a weekly basis, spending about an hour with 2-3 clients at one time. This is as per tenancy agreement clause that empowers the owner to inspect the rented premise "at all reasonable times". This to me has become very inconvenient, not to mention I am forced to take in strangers at my apartment. I am planning to take this case to small court tribunal, and I would like to know if anyone here cares to share their experience in dealing with this (and successful or not). Sharing of success story in blocking this nightmare is very much welcome!
This is a no no, for the landlord, it will not stand up in the small claims court! Because he his soliciting!This is as per tenancy agreement clause that empowers the owner to inspect the rented premise "at all reasonable times".
This is also fairly normal. Just make sure it says with your permission, not whenever the landlord wants to...QRM wrote:There is also a clause in our contract saying 2 months before the end of the tenancy the landlord, with tenants permission, is allow to show the property to prospective future tenants, which is a pain, we managed to avoid most of the request by saying we are overseas.
Not just the documents. I was in touch via email to a local lawyer, I could not figure out what he was on about. Anyone would think I was writing to Chaucer himself. I sent him a message saying I am a bit retarded and have problems with Shakespearean prose, and asked if he could please try and reply without using the following words, THUS, THEREFORE, HITHER TO, WHEREFORE, PERUSAL, HEREINAFTER, HERETO, AFORESAID, THEREOF, HEREBY. I also asked him to put everything in one line bullet point format.Forks wrote:SGPers love legalese, special if they dont actually know what it means and has as many big sounding legal words as possible (at least the lawyers do), Rental agreements sound like 16th century declarations of war
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