In Singapore, leases typically include a tenancy period ranging from six months to two years. During this period, the tenant is legally required to pay the rent set in the rental agreement (TA) with the landlord. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, it may be necessary for one of the parties to waive the lease. We examine these circumstances and their consequences so that landlords and tenants know what to do in the event of early termination of TA. First, the lessor can terminate the original lease for its own reasons (without the tenant`s fault). In such a situation, unless the landlord has previously included an early termination clause in the original tenancy agreement, the tenant has the right to reside in the property until the end of the lease. Therefore, the landlord should ensure that the tenant is properly compensated for the early termination of the lease. If the tenant is not properly compensated and an illegal eviction occurs, the tenant may have good reason to pursue a case in the Small Claims Court – provided the original lease has a term of two years or less. Second, they may choose to terminate the lease prematurely if the tenant has breached the terms of the tenancy agreement – z.B non-payment of rent.
Since the tenant has not been able to fulfill his particular obligation in the tenancy agreement to pay the rent, the landlord can choose a number of options to force the tenant to pay the rent – and this also implies that the contract expires and returns to the property to distribute the tenant. Similarly, landlords have the right to terminate the lease prematurely – although this is relatively rare for homeowners. Overall, there are two situations in which this can happen. As the lawyer who wrote the article explained: „Unless the landlord has previously included an early termination clause in the original lease, the tenant still has the right to reside in the property until the end of the lease.“ If you break your lease, you may have to pay your deposit, which is usually a deposit that you pay to your landlord when you sign your lease with your landlord. It is usually equal to one or more months` rent. The deposit protects the landlord if the tenant breaks or violates the terms of the tenancy agreement and can also be used to cover property damage, cleaning and other contingencies. The owners intended to terminate the lease only 4 months of stay.