Drafting & Vetting Tenancy Agreements Including Resolving Tenancy Disputes A Practical Approach

Event Date: 10 October 2023
Event Time: 9am – 1pm 
Location: Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore, with 1 coffee break

By David Shanmugam, Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Associate Trainer of HRmatters21
Fees: S$290.00 (GST will not be applicable)

During the half day course, participants will be taught the various skills on how tenancy agreement will be secured and including other techniques how to draft and vet a tenancy agreement and resolving tenancy disputes.

The half day course will consist of practical discussion, case studies, and negotiations exercises to better illustrate to participants on how tenancy agreements secured.


 At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. How tenancy agreements should be examined and studied.
  2. Key Important Clauses Between the Landlord and Tenant.
  3. Case studies analysis, which will show how landlord and tenant issues are resolved.
  4. Focus on Clauses Relevant to Landlord and Tenant
  5. Resolving tenancy disputes and mediation

Course Outline

Understanding the Different Types of Leases

a) The different types of Leases & Tenancy Agreements
b) The key issues in Leases & Tenancy Agreements
c) Understanding the regulatory requirements, lease of
Commercial properties, lease of residential properties to Foreigners
d) Understanding the different types of Leases & Tenancy Agreement

Identifying the Landlord’s and Tenant’s Obligations and Rights

a) Looking at the different conditions and covenants
b) Looking at the rights and duties of Landlord
c) Looking at the rights and duties of Tenant

Key Issues Arising from Leases & Tenancy Agreements

a) Common problems in Leases & Tenancy Agreements from the Landlord’s perspective:
b) Non-payment Of rent, premature termination of the Lease, Breach of Tenant’s covenants, holding over, etc.
c) Common problems in Leases & Tenancy

d) Agreements from the Tenant’s perspective:
e) Unwarranted Deduction from security deposit, Landlord’s failure to Rectify or repair defects, delay in signing new Lease, Failure to provide peace and quiet enjoyment by the Landlord, etc.

Workshop Leader:


David holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration degree from Victoria University. He has many years of legal experience in the private sector and he is presently working in a law firm, and Mr. David Shanmugam is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Over the years, he has conducted legal training for the corporate sector on the various practical legal issues facing the corporate field and has lectured for many training institutions, on Business and Company Law. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including company matters. Mr. David Shanmugam has conducted legal training programmes for Singapore Association Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, National University of Singapore Continuing Education.

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