Category: Lease Terms

Response to “Property consultants point to snags in fair tenancy framework recommendations” Part 2

This is a continuation of Part 1: Response to “Property consultants point to snag in fair tenancy framework recommendations”. I want to allay Ms. Christine Li’s concern that the fair tenancy framework recommendations may not allow landlords to respond swiftly to structural changes such as the rise of e-commerce. The FTFIC’s recommendations are designed precisely […]

Response to “Property consultants point to snags in fair tenancy framework recommendations” Part 1

In a BT article by Mindy Tan headlined “Property consultants point to snags in fair tenancy framework recommendations”, Christine Li from Cushman & Wakefield expressed her concern that making the (pre)termination of the retail leases unenforceable, we could be going against the principle of free market and that it is somewhat restrictive. She added: “It […]

Unfair Terms and Fees Relating to Renovation/Maintenance of Premises

An unfair term in a tenancy agreement, put simply, is one that creates an imbalance between a landlord and a tenant, to the tenant’s detriment. For example, the most common would be how tenants have to bear the legal costs for the drafting of the lease agreement even though the lawyers are working on behalf […]

Buy-Online, Pick-Up-In-Store Turns Into Sell-Online, Pay-Rent-In-Store.

A landlord went on a mountain retreat to contemplate the meaning of omnichannel. Om Om Om Om. Suddenly, she had an aha! moment: Why don’t I charge tenants turnover rent for those Buy-Online, Pick-Up-In-Store transactions? Brilliant! So I speak. And so it is. Though the story may not be true, there is a growing trend […]