What Is A Lease ?
The owner of the land or property can create a lease, also expressed as an interest in the land or property, by establishing a legally binding relationship between parties. This arrangement is formally established through tenancy agreements between parties.
Tenancy agreements can either be oral or written. Some tenancy agreements can also arise from the conduct between parties.
Who Are “Parties” ?
Under Singapore law, the owner of the land or property is known as the Landlord. The Landlord will enter into a legal agreement with the party who wants to lease the land or property from the Landlord, known as the Tenant/Lessee (in the case of HDB).
If the lease allows, or does not expressly prohibit, a Tenant may create a sub-tenancy from an existing lease. This is known as sub-letting. However, it is crucial to note that if the Tenancy Agreement expressly prohibits such an arrangement and the Tenant goes on to create sub-tenancy, the Landlord has the right to terminate the tenancy for breach of Tenancy Agreement.
Why Choose Hoh Law Corporation?
With close to 30 years of experience in real estate law, Hoh Law Corporation is well positioned to:
- Advise on the fine print in Lease/Tenancy Agreements involving large residential and commercial properties.
- Handle Landlord / Tenant disputes using our proven Dispute Resolution methodologies
- Offer Conveyancing legal advice for properties ranging for one-room HDB flats to large, multi-million dollar commercial and residential properties.
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