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Diplomatic immunity clause in rental contract

Post by Silverman » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:49 am

Good day

Here is my situation

I have been in my apartment for 6 months out of a 2 year contract.
I may have to terminate soon due to an employment issue.

I have a "diplomatic immunity" clause in the contract.

If i terminate now , do I
a) just lose my deposit (which is 2 + 1 months)

b) have to compensate the owner for any remaining period?

appreciate your prompt advice! thanks!

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Re: Diplomatic immunity clause in rental contract

Post by inselaffen » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:16 pm

Silverman wrote:Good day

Here is my situation

I have been in my apartment for 6 months out of a 2 year contract.
I may have to terminate soon due to an employment issue.

I have a "diplomatic immunity" clause in the contract.

If i terminate now , do I
a) just lose my deposit (which is 2 + 1 months)

b) have to compensate the owner for any remaining period?

appreciate your prompt advice! thanks!
i thought that the Diplomatic clause normally only became effective after 1 year had been completed

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Post by cbavasi » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 1:30 pm

Have a read through your lease agreement. The standard clause is 12 months +2 (14 months total) - meaning you are able to get out of your lease after 12 months by giving 2 months notice or forfeiting your deposit. You may have had some luck last year getting out of your lease - but in this climate I'd be surprised if your landlord would be amenable prior to living there 12 months.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 1:34 pm

Additionally, the Dip Clause is only when your company is sending you back to your country of Origin. It is not useable if you quit your job and want to find additional work in Singapore. You normally much show proof that your company is repatriating you.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by road.not.taken » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 3:39 pm

I'm pretty sure it's not 'diplomatic immunity', which means you can commit any number of heinous crimes with impunity if you are a diplomat. :o The diplomatic clause in most tenancy agreements, an in ours -- I just checked -- is written out exactly as SMS describes ^^

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Post by Silverman » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 5:00 pm

ok - apologies for lack of clarity - i mean if i lose my job and have to leave singapore - thanks

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Post by resm » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 8:33 pm

Silverman wrote:ok - apologies for lack of clarity - i mean if i lose my job and have to leave singapore - thanks
So what EXACTLY does your diplomatic clause say ?
PROUT....the only way out !

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