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Landlord writing own lease

Post by RobSg » Wed, 18 Jul 2012 8:13 pm

I have a new landlord who is very new at renting out apartments. She and her husband are PR's, and they are renting out their nice HDB flat to me while they will be working in China for 2 years. They will of course get year to year authorization from HDB to sublet.

I will sign a one year lease in a week or so. They are trying to avoid agent fees after this year, so I told them that my current landlord in Australia writes her own lease, emails me a copy to see if I agree, and then prints one out, sends it to me, amd I sign it and bring it down personally to take care of the Stamp Duty. We don't deal with agents.

A lease is a legal document, but I assume that the landlord can handle that him/herself. Correct? You don't realy need an agent except to show you an apartment. I just want to be sure about this.


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Re: Landlord writing own lease

Post by x9200 » Wed, 18 Jul 2012 8:32 pm

Correct. Don't forget to pay the mentioned stamp fee and everything will be sealed and blessed.

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 18 Jul 2012 8:54 pm

Don't get too attached to the place. They won't be able to rent it for more than five years :)

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Post by thismyvoice » Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:35 pm

They may not be able to rent out their HDB for more than 1 year. There is a new ruling.

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