A repair clause determines the extent to which a tenant must take care of their rented apartment and assists landlords and tenants on the same side. A lessor who includes the expiry clause in the TA may exercise the clause to “liberate” the unit of a potentially more efficient tenant, which could improve the footprint of the property. A forfeiture clause determines how a lessor can recover his property if his tenant violates the tenancy conditions. It is also interesting to note that there are cases where an owner accepts a diplomatic clause for a one-year lease (or even 2). This means a minimum stay of 6 months instead of 12. The best-case scenario would be a six-and-a-half-month diplomatic clause for a 2-year lease. Of course, not all owners will accept it, but it`s always worth negotiating on better terms! If the TA has a block clause, the owner has the right to terminate the lease prematurely if the building is sold for renovation. However, the initial justification for the diplomatic clause proposed to a certain tenant (personal or organizational) is to allow that tenant to demonstrate the flexibility of an early termination in the first tenancy agreement (legally in out-of-control circumstances) and to extend the lease of a second term and if all other conditions remain exactly the same , with the exception of dates. , it is only fair for the tenant to “maintain” the diplomatic clause so that the first 12 months of stay are already respected. In a standard Singapore lease agreement, there is usually the repayment clause as well as the diplomatic clause. This clause stipulates that if you exercise the diplomatic clause, you must repay part of the commission that the lessor paid to his agent. Hello, Ian, will send you an email about how we need to see the clause. Thank you! Another point that you should take note of is yours during the negotiations, and if you find that there is no diplomatic clause from the outset, it could be a wake-up call for an owner who is not in such an imminent or reasonable business.