Webinar

Decipher Tenancy Agreement

Date: 30th July 2021

Duration : 14:00 - 17:00

(Virtual Learning Via Zoom)

Trainer

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PROGRAM AGENDA

 

 introduction

  • Updates on laws governing leases and tenancies in Singapore

  • Common types of tenancy agreements 

  • Definition of tenency agreement 

  • Important clauses in the tenancy agreement

MANAGING TERMINATION OF LEASE AND TENANCY AGREEMENT

  • Termination of leases and leases by effluxion of time, notice to quit by either party, surrender of the term by the tenant/lessee, forfeiture of the tenancy or lease frustration 

  • Issues arising from the termination of tenancy agreements and leases  

  • Breaches of the tenancy agreement or leases 

  • Waiver of tenant/lessee’s breaches by landlord/lessor 

  • Relief against forfeiture 

  • Recovering possession of the premises  

  • Recovering arrears of rentals​

COMMON PROBLEMS IN TENANCY AGREEMENT

  • Misrepresentations and inducements into signing a tenancy agreement

  • Difference between a letter of intent and tenancy agreement

  • Stamp fee and agent’s commission and who is liable to pay

  • Implications of security deposits

  • Types of common problems in tenancy agreements from the landlord’s perspective

  • Types of common problems in tenancy agreements from tenant’s perspective 

  • How to manage and resolve these common problems, minimize the occurrence of the breach, and avoid litigation

  • How to prepare for litigation if the problem cannot be amicably settled

  • Factors to consider for litigation and what to expect in a lawsuit

  • A note on mediation

Mr. Patrick Tan

Founder & CEO of Fortis Law Corporation

Patrick Tan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Law Corporation. His areas of practice include commercial litigation and arbitration, wealth management, and private client matters. He is a Notary Public Commissioner for Oaths, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, as well as an accredited Associate Mediator, appointed by the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Primary Dispute Resolution Centre of the State Courts of Singapore. He also currently serves as a Volunteer Mediator for Small Claims Tribunal, State Courts of Singapore, as well as State Courts-SMC panel of mediators for the Volunteer Mediator Programme  (Magistrate Complaints). In addition he is also a Legal advisor for Singapore Estate Agents Association.