In a country like Singapore, where people are arriving and leaving all the time, you may find yourself needing to exit your Tenancy Agreement in advance of the full term, to relocate or repatriate.  This is where the Diplomatic Clause can be your friend.

The Diplomatic Clause can only be added to Tenancy Agreements of more than 12 months – it’s most commonly found in 2-year leases. This clause allows you to exit the Tenancy Agreement early, if you need to leave Singapore.

The Diplomatic Clause can usually only be enacted after a set period, usually 12 months, at which point you can give notice of your intent to leave (Usually a 2-month notice) which makes it a minimum of 14 months. You will then usually agree your move-out date.

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