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Buying a Property in Singapore and unsure of terms?

Reading Time: 7 minutesSingapore has one of the highest home ownership rates globally (about 90% of the population). As such, most Singaporeans will be involved in at least one property transaction in their lifetime. Purchasing or selling a property for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially when one is confronted by the mountain of legal […]

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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 […]

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? (with 99.co)

Reading Time: 8 minutesAsia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of both blogs. In this article, Lawyer Anil Lalwani talks about neighbour disputes. Disputes 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 […]

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What renting expatriates need to know to recover their security deposit 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 second article of the series, Wayne Ong from Wayne Ong Law Practice answers the top 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about landlord-tenant disputes that they hear from both […]

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Brothels in HDBs and Condominiums – You May Be Liable! (with 99.co)

Reading Time: 5 minutesAsia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of both blogs. In this article, Lawyer Marianne Chew talks about Brothels in HDBs and Condominiums. The Story In 60 Seconds Increase in reports of brothels being operated out of residential apartments Landlords, agents or tenants of these brothels are liable […]

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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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The Residential Tenancy Agreement: What You Should Know

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds A tenancy agreement is a legal document that temporarily transfers the lease for a piece of land or property from the landlord to the tenant for a designated period of time. In exchange, the tenant gives the landlord a certain amount of money. There are four main types of tenancies […]

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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 […]

Implied Covenants in Leases

Reading Time: 6 minutesImplied Covenants in Leases This article comes courtesy of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. One of the leading and full-service commercial law firms in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. They have close to a century of rich legal heritage with a number of partners who are eminent lawyers in their respective […]

What Expats Need to Know About Property Rental in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutesMany expats look forward to moving to Singapore for it’s top-quality restaurants, international population and reputation as one of the cleanest and safest places in the world. While Singapore is known for it’s high quality of life, that quality comes with a price. The cost of living in this modern metropolis is notoriously high and […]