A. The tenant's duties
a. To pay rent.
b. To keep and maintain at the expense of the tenant all the interior of the property including but not limited to all wires, pipes, conduits, fitting, finishes, installations and apparatus within or exclusively serving the property and the landlord's fixtures and furniture.
c. To permit the landlord and all persons authorised by him, at all reasonable times on prior notice, to enter and view the state of the property, to take inventories of fixtures and fittings and to carry out any work required to be done.
d. Not to erect, install or alter any fixture, partitioning, erection or installation in the property without the previous written consent of the landlord.
e. Not to cut, maim, injure any part of the property.
f. Not to assign, underlet or otherwise part with the possession of the property or any part of it in any way howsoever.
g. Not to cause any nuisance or annoyance to the occupiers of other premises.
h. Not to do or permit anything which breaches the terms of the government grant or which may render any insurance of the relevant building void or voidable or the premium of such insurance increased.
i. Not to keep or store in the property any explosive or combustible or hazardous goods.
j. Not to use the property for any illegal or immoral purpose.
k. Not to encumber or obstruct any common part of the relevant building.
l. To comply with and indemnify the landlord against the breach of any law or regulation relating to the use and occupation of the property.
m. To comply with the Deed of Mutual Covenant and the Sub-Deed of Mutual Covenant (if any) relating to the property.
n. To pay maintenance charges, utility charges and all outgoings in respect of the property (property tax excepted).
o. To protect the property against damage by storm, typhoon, etc.
p. To protect the interior of the property only as a private residence.
q. To quietly surrender the property together with all fixtures and fittings in and to the property and the furniture at the termination of the tenancy in good, clean and tenantable repair and condition (fair wear and tear excepted).
r. Not to keep in the property or in any part of the relevant building any dog, animal or bird that would disturb the peace of other occupiers of the relevant building.
s. To take out insurance for his own belongings against typhoon, storm, flood, fire, theft and accidents in relation to the tenancy.
t. To be solely responsible for the repair of doors, windows, kitchen and bathroom fittings, piping, drains, etc, during the continuance of the tenancy.
B. The Landlord's Duties
a. To pay property tax and, depending on the provisions of the Tenancy Agreement, rates, government rent, and management fee.
b. To pay all expenses for structural maintenance and repairs or similar expenses of a capital and non-recurrent nature in respect of the property or the building of which the property forms part.
c. To let the tenant peaceably hold and enjoy the property during the term of tenancy without any interruption.
The following are provisions regarding a tenant's obligations commonly found in a tenancy agreement
a. To pay rent on the day and in the manner specified in the tenancy agreement.
b. To maintain and repair the interior of the property, save and except for structural and latent defects and fair wear and tear.
c. To be liable for loss or injury caused to any person through the defective condition of any part of the interior of the property and to indemnify the landlord against all claims and proceedings made against the landlord in respect of such loss or injury and all incidental costs and expenses.
d. To permit the landlord and/or his authorised agent with or without workmen at all reasonable times to enter and view the state of repair of the property, to take inventories of the fixtures and fittings, to carry out any work or repair.
e. Upon notice from the landlord, to carry out repair work which is the tenant's responsibility with all possible dispatch and without any delay.
f. To perform and observe the terms contained in the Deed of Mutual Covenant relating to the property and to indemnify the landlord against any breach thereof.
g. To pay all charges for water, electricity and fuel charges in respect of the property.
h. To take all precautions to protect the interior of the property against damage by storm or typhoon or flooding.
i. To use the property for the purpose stipulated in the tenancy agreement only.
j. Not to erect, install or alter any fixture or partitioning without the landlord's prior written consent.
k. Not to produce any noise or sound so as to be audible outside the property, which becomes a nuisance or annoyance to the landlord or other occupiers of the same building.
l. Not to do anything whereby any policy of insurance on the property against loss or damage may be rendered void or voidable or whereby the premium may be increased.
m. Not to keep in the property any arms, ammunition or other explosive or combustible or hazardous goods without a licence from the relevant authority.
n. Not to use the property for any illegal or immoral purpose.
o. Not to obstruct or cause obstruction to any common area or facility in the building.
p. Not to assign, sublet or part with possession of the property or any part thereof irrespective of whether any consideration is given unless with the landlord's prior written consent.
q. During a certain period of time before the termination of the tenancy (usually three months) to allow the landlord within reasonable time to show the property to prospective tenants or purchasers.
r. At the expiration or sooner determination of the tenancy to deliver up to the landlord vacant possession of the property in good, clean and tenantable condition.