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Is a tenancy agreement considered valid and legal if the stamp duty is not done? Is there a link on any official government site? I stay in a condo and rent a room and my agent said there is no need. I want everything to be legal and protect myself. Can anything happen to me if there is no stamp issued. Please help, cause I am new here

Posted by Roderich Ressler on Mar 2, 2011 in General Questions | 5066 Views

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Keith Lim
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Answer Posted on Mar 2, 2011
I suppose you are a foreign tenant here living in a condo, If you have made provision for stamp fee to the agent, it must be legally stamp to
avoid any misunderstanding or check by authority.

Second, It is also an offence not to stamp your T.A. while you're occupying the condo here, Sp law protects the landlord slightly more than Tenant, in a way, You must insist to have an original copy of the stamp fee paid and Landlord duplicate copy. If any party cannot produce the stamp copy, make an official complaint to the Salesperson's company 1st, if no action has been taken in 7 days, times, You may like to take a step further by reporting the matter to CEA personally.

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Reply from Roderich Ressler - Mar 2, 2011
Thanks for the useful information.<br /> I am just renting one room. Do I need a stamp fee for the whole unit or just the room?<br /> <br /> Thanks in advance!
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Keith Lim
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Answer Posted on Mar 4, 2011
Jus a room will do . . . If you're sub-letting from the 1st tenant, I reckon it has been stamped, do check with them.

Go to URA webiste, www ura.gov.sg and read all about it, there is nothing to hide about buying/selling/leasing pty in Sp.

Hv a great day ahead!

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Answer Posted on Mar 2, 2011
If the agreement is not being stamped,it may may not be contractual in the view of law.So insist on stamping of agreement as it's an offence not to declare to IRAS.
it's TENANTS DUTY to stamp and if the agent not aware,do free to call me as you should protect your interest.


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Answer Posted on Mar 2, 2011
Hi Roderich,
You can dropped me an email and I can direct you. The agreement should preferably be stamped.
Else you can file a complaint to CEA if you know the agent's name and see how CEA respond.

Ken Lee
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Agnes Teo
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Answer Posted on Mar 2, 2011
Recently I was involved in such a situation where there was no duty done. In the end it may only benefit 1 party or it may turn out bad for both.
May I offer some assistance?


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