Terminating a Lease

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Terminating a Lease

Post by quidsin » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 9:39 pm

I am approaching the 14th month of my lease. Can I terminate the lease at this point even though I'm not planning on leaving Singapore?

Would be interesting to hear from anyone who has been able to or can provide some guidance.

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Post by ukdesigner » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 9:50 pm

Depends what you lease says.

Hard to say without seeing it.
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Post by durain » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 9:54 pm

sometimes it depends on the landlord. if they want to let you go, they can, if not then you might be stuck to your contract period.

have you got a termination clause in the contract after a minimum period? but without looking at the contract, i cant say.

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Post by quidsin » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 8:38 am

This is what the contract says..thx

(f) (i) Notwithstanding anything herein contained, if at any time after the expiration of Twelve (12) months from the date of the commencement of this tenancy, the immediate occupant of the said premises, Mr.xxxx, shall be transferred out of the Republic of Singapore permanently by his firm, ceased to be employed by the Tenant or if for any cause whatsoever he shall be ordered to leave the Republic of Singapore, then and in such a case, it shall be lawful for the Tenant to determine this Tenancy by giving not less than Two (2) months’ advance notice (this is in addition to the twelve months aforesaid) in writing to the Landlord or by paying Two (2) months’ rent in lieu of such notice. Documentary evidence of such transfer, cessation or order shall be required and such notice shall be deemed to have commenced on such date as the Landlord shall have actually received such evidence.

(ii) If this Agreement should be lawfully terminated by notice in writing by the Tenant before the expiry of the tenancy herein aforesaid, the Tenant shall refund to the Landlord, pro-rata, the commission of xxxx, paid by the Landlord to his real estate agent xxxxx of xxxxx. The Landlord shall be entitled to deduct such refund from the deposit held by the Landlord.

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Post by Jeppo » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 9:53 am

Are you leaving your employer? If not, then the clause you quoted is irrelevant, as you've already stated you're not leaving Singapore. Unless there's another clause relating to the termination of the contract within the two year period then you're SOL.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:03 am

It's similar to parking a car here. You are supposed to learn/read the details BEFORE you sign a contract or drive a car. :wink:
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