Tenancy Agreement (TA) will form the contract for the duration of the tenancy, although Estate Agencies, as well as the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), provide their own templates as means to help both Landlord and tenants by having a common/standard template to make use of, do note that it is overall subject to the landlord discretion on what clauses he/she will want to include in the tenancy agreement and it’s for the tenant to read, agree and sign on it.
It is a common mistake made by many tenants (who aren’t savvy in the local laws and understanding their rights) to end up agreeing to things that later put them at a disadvantage. It may be easier to source homes via the many portals out there but it is always better to engage a professional real estate agent who will be able to guide you through and protect your interest.
Below are some of the more common clauses you would likely find in Tenancy Agreements (TA):
It is worth noting that the following applies (by law) in Singapore as well:
- A minimum lease Duration: 3 Months (Condo) / 6 Months (HDB)
- No more than 6 unrelated tenants are allowed to stay in one property
- Airbnb follows the above rules
Typical lease durations in Singapore are One or Two years for residential properties.