Category Archives: Real Estate

Federal Court : LAD for late delivery of home to be calculated from the date of payment of booking fee

By Joseph Cheah In a landmark decision by the Federal Court on 19th January 2021, the Court held that if the developer fails to deliver vacant possession within the stipulated time, the calculation of the Liquidated Ascertained Damages (“LAD”) shall begin to run from the date of payment of the booking fee. A.     [Read More]

Charging Double Rent the Correct Way

By Joseph Cheah   If a tenant refuses to move out upon the expiry of the tenancy, the landlord is entitled to charge double rent. Section 28(4)(a) of the Civil Law Act 1956 provides: “Every tenant holding over after the determination of his tenancy shall be chargeable, at the option of his landlord, with double[Read More]

Singapore’s Response to COVID-19 for Commercial Leases

By Gan Jer Nynn   On 7th April 2020, the Singapore Government passed the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (“the Act”). The Act serves as temporary relieves and measures to individuals and businesses who are affected by the enforcement of the Circuit Breaker (in effect from 7th April to 4th May 2020). For the purpose[Read More]

Tenancy Agreement & Force Majeure

By Joseph Cheah   While the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) is in effect, many people will experience financial difficulty. One of the financial obligations a person would have is payment of rent. A landlord-tenant relationship is governed by the tenancy agreement. The question is: can you rely on the force majeureclause to excuse your obligation[Read More]

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