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LGBT Couples in Singapore: 6 Things You Need to Know

Reading Time: 11 minutesLesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transsexual (LGBT) persons in Singapore may face legal obstacles under Singapore law. This is because of the lack of legal recognition of LGBT couples and families, and the fact that many of our laws and institutions do not adequately provide for the unique needs of LGBT couples and families. Often, it […]

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Power of Attorney – What Is It and When Do You Need It?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat is a “Power of Attorney”? A “Power of Attorney” (“PA”) is a document by which a person (‘the Donor”) who is not physically able to do so, appoints another person (“the Donee”) to act for him/her in legal transactions, such as buying, renting, managing or selling of a Housing And Development Board (“HDB”) flat […]

Breaking your rental lease early in Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the last article in this series, Jeshua Srijit Shashedaran from Netto & Magin LLC talks about tenants and landlords breaking leases early in […]

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Neighbour Disputes: What Can You Do?

Reading Time: 8 minutesDisputes between neighbours can a big problem With 80% of Singapore’s population living in high-rise buildings, disputes are likely to flare up between neighbours. The number of disputes between neighbours in Singapore has long hogged newspaper headlines, and sparked off many discussions about shocking behaviour displayed in each complaint of neighbour’s disputes. Common sources of disputes […]

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Brothels in HDBs and Condominiums – You May Be Liable!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Increase in reports of brothels being operated out of residential apartments Landlords, agents or tenants of these brothels are liable to charges under the Women’s Charter unless able to prove that they had no knowledge that the premises were being used as a brothel (difficult) A fine of up to […]

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Top 10 FAQs on Landlord-Tenant Disputes Lawyers About Answered (with 99.co)

Reading Time: 7 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the second article of the series, Raina Chugani from Lalwani Law Chambers answers the top 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about landlord-tenant disputes that they hear from […]

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Renovation disputes – your questions as answered by the lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the first article of the series, lawyer Kelvin from Vicki Heng Law Corporation talked about renovation disputes and shared tips on how to avoid and deal with […]

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Renovation Disputes: A Guide to Avoiding & Resolving Them (with 99.co)

Reading Time: 9 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the first article of the series, Kelvin from Vicki Heng talks about renovation disputes and share tips on how to avoid and deal with […]

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How to resolve disputes with your condominium management or MCST

Reading Time: 11 minutesMore Singapore households living in condominiums now More households in Singapore now live in condominiums as reported by the General Household Survey by the Department of Statistics in: as of 2016, 13.9% of households live in condominiums and apartments, an increase from the 11.5% figure in 2010. Though the purchase or rental of an apartment in […]

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The Conveyancing Process in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat is conveyancing? Conveyancing is the transfer of legal ownership of property from one person to another. It is an exciting and most expensive decision a person has to make in his/her life.  A lot of time is invested in looking for the dream home.  Some people will choose a property near the MRT station and town centre and prices […]

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Security Deposits: A Guide For Tenants & Landlords

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is a security deposit? Landlords in Singapore usually require tenants to provide a sum of money at the start of a lease as a security to ensure that the tenant performs the lease and returns the property in an acceptable manner. In the event of the tenant’s default, the landlord may use the security […]