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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 […]

Security of Payment Act: How to Claim Progress Payment for Work Done

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn 2005, the government introduced the Security of Payment Act (SOPA), in a bid to improve cash flow in the construction industry and provide an efficient and low-cost dispute resolution mechanism for payment disputes. This has had significant impacts on construction companies, particularly small and medium-sized companies that need to maintain their cash flow, but […]

A Guide to Sub-Contracts in the Building and Construction Industry

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn 2018, the construction demand in Singapore was projected to increase to up to $31 billion. This growth of the building and construction industry in Singapore is accompanied by an increasing complexity in the design and architecture of the buildings, such as the increasing emphasis on high-rise greenery coverage. This means that it is likely […]

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Tenancy Agreements: Common Terms And What They Mean

Reading Time: 7 minutesHave you, your friend, or family member ever had to rent an apartment in Singapore? If so, you would have had to sign a tenancy agreement. What is a tenancy agreement? It is a contract between a landlord and a tenant. What does this contract entail? In this contract, the landlord is essentially agreeing to […]

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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? (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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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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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 […]