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Subletting of Premises

Subletting is when a tenant of a JTC land/facility rents a portion of the space to another party, known as the subtenant. The subtenant may be wholly owned or related to the tenant. The tenant will have to continue occupying the majority of the space of at least 50%.

JTC allows industrialists to sublet their premises to facilitate the co-location of related companies and activities for better synergy. This is done to ensure that scarce land resources are put to productive and optimal use.

Subletting Handbook PDF (416KB)

For information on Consent for Solar Deployment for JTC Lessees, please click here.

Revised Subletting Policy (with effect from 1 October 2014)

Currently, JTC's lessees or tenants are allowed to sublet their space to facilitate the co-location of related companies and activities for better synergy. They are also allowed to sublet temporary vacant space to other companies, putting scarce land resource to productive and optimal use. As lessees or tenants have been allocated the land for their own productive use, they have to continue to occupy the majority of the space. As such, JTC has set a limit on the maximum amount of space lessees are allowed to sublet.

Upon extensive consultation with various industrialists and industry associations, there is general agreement that 30% of the total gross floor area (GFA) is an adequate steady state space for a company to use as buffer to cater to fluctuating business volumes. As a result, JTC will be adjusting the maximum allowable sublet quantum from 50% to 30% of GFA, with effect from 1 October 2014 onwards. This sublet quantum cap does not apply to lessees subletting to their wholly-owned subsidiary or company in which they have a majority shareholding of at least 51%. In addition, given that tenancies are short term, JTC tenants will no longer be permitted to sublet their space. In the event tenants have excess space, they can renew their tenancy for a lower quantum at the end of their current term.

The changes to the Subletting Policy are reflected as follows:

Affected Parties Current Policy Revised Policy with effect from 1 October 2014
End-user Lessees Can sublet up to 50% of GFA per allocation upon Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP), to non-related companies. Can sublet up to 50% of GFA to non-related companies within five years after obtaining the first TOP for the site, and up to 30% thereafter
Third-Party Facility Providers​​

- Can sublet up to 50% of GFA per allocation to non-anchor subtenants

- Must sublet at least 50% of GFA per allocation to anchor subtenants​

- Can sublet up to 50% of GFA per allocationto non-anchor subtenants within five years after obtaining the first TOP for the site, and up to 30% thereafter

- Must sublet at least 50% of GFA to anchor subtenants within five years from obtaining the first TOP for the site, and 70% thereafter

No minimum occupation period for subsequent anchor subtenants​

Minimum occupation period of three years for subsequent anchor subtenants​

JTC's Tenants Can sublet up to 50% of GFA to non-related companies Not allowed to sublet

Note: All subletting applications are subject to JTC's consent.

For additional information on the Revised Subletting Policy, please refer to the FAQs here (file size: 177KB).

Subletting

  • JTC has not commenced any legal action against you
  • You are not subletting your premises for pure office use only, unless it supports the manufacturing operations located within the premises
  • You may not sublet your premises for third-party logistics warehousing, unless prior approval has been given by JTC for you to use it for third-party warehousing
  • You are not carrying out any open land/ unauthorised subletting
  • You do not intend to sublet any open land
  • Your subtenant's usage is Industrial and complies with other Government Agencies' rules and regulations (e.g. Urban Redevlopment Authority (URA)'s 60:40 usage quantum)
  • Your subtenant's usage complies with JTC's usage guidelines (1.27MB) (i.e. usage should be compatible with JTC's usage zoning/ URA's land use zoning and does not fall within the Negative List or Further Assessment List etc)
  • You have obtained Central Building Plan Unit’s (CBPU) advisory on your subtenant’s usage
  • For information pertaining to third party facility providers, please click here

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval)

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and approve all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

JTC retains the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Subletting

Subletting Quantum

An industrial lessee may sublet a maximum of 50% of Gross Floor Area within 5 years from obtaining the first Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP), and 30% thereafter, per allocation. This cap does not apply to the following categories of subtenants:

i) Your wholly-owned subsidiary; and
ii) Company or joint venture which you have a majority shareholding of at least 51%

Subletting Term

For subletting to non-related subtenants, lessees may apply for a subletting term of 3 years or to the expiry of their current lease term, whichever is short.

As for subletting to wholly-owned subsidiaries or a company/joint venture in which the lessee/tenant has a majority shareholding of at least 51%, the maximum subletting term is up to the expiry of the current lease/tenancy term.

Fees and Charges

Administrative Fee

Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.

Subletting Fee

Subletting fee (plus GST at prevailing rate) is payable monthly in advance However, if your monthly subletting fee falls below $41.67, you shall pay the subletting fee on an annual basis.

(i) For Lessees or Tenants on Land Rental Scheme

If you are currently paying land rent or have paid upfront premium for your premises, your subletting fee is calculated as follows:

Subletting fee per month = {30% x (JTC's land rental rate per annum) x (Sublet area / Total GFA) x (Land area)} / 12

For companies with plot ratio-exempted allocation usage, your subletting fee is calculated as follows:

Subletting fee per month = {25% x (sublet rental rate per annum or market rental rate per annum by JTC's valuation, whichever is higher) x Total GFA} / 12

(ii) For All Other Lessees and Tenants

The calculation below is applicable to companies which do not pay land rent. This refers to lessees or tenants of high-rise industrial facilities, such as flatted factories.

Subletting fee per month
= (3% x sublet rental rate per annum) / 12

Concession for Common Shareholders

You will be given a concession if there is a shareholding relationship of 21% to 50% between you and your subtenant. Affiliation merely with common individual directors or shareholders will not entitle you to the concession.

Subletting fee per month (after concession) = {Subletting fee (before concession) x (100% - Percentage of shareholding relationship between lessee or tenant and their subtenant)} / 12

If the subtenant is wholly owned by the lessee / tenant or vice versa, or the percentage of shareholding relationship between lessee / tenant and subtenant is at least 51%, the subletting fee will be waived. However, you are required to inform JTC immediately of any shareholding changes as you will be required to pay subletting fee when the shareholding relationship falls below 51%.

Liquidated Damages for Unauthorised Subletting

Unauthorised subletting is not allowed on JTC's premises. However, if JTC discovers that you have unauthorised subtenant(s) on your premises you will be required to evict your subtenant within a stipulated period. If JTC allows you to regularise the subletting, you will have to pay liquidated damages for the unauthorised subletting period. For subsequent offences, you will be barred from further subletting. JTC may also exercise our right of repossession under the lease.

Payment Mode

You will be advised in our letter to you on the amount and term of subletting fee to be paid for the entire subletting period. Both the administrative fee and the subletting fee will be paid together with your monthly rent and will be deducted through Interbank GIRO (IBG) if you are currently paying the monthly rent by IBG. For non-GIRO customers, you are advised to make a separate cheque payment. You are also advised to pay the administrative fee and subletting fee within the stipulated period. Otherwise, interest at 8.5% per annum will be charged.

Refund of Subletting Fee

You can request for a refund if you have paid your subletting fee upfront and you terminate your subletting prematurely or if you did not proceed with the proposed subletting. You can help to hasten the process by informing us at least 14 days in advance of your decision to terminate the subletting. We will arrange for a site inspection to confirm the termination. A refund of subletting fee will be authorised for the unexpired period.

If you have already terminated your subletting prior to informing us, JTC will take the date whereby we receive the application for termination of subletting as the effective termination date. JTC will continue to bill you until and including the month of the effective termination. If you had paid the subletting fee annually in advance, pro-rated subletting fees for the unexpended months will be refunded to you.

For info pertaining to third party facility providers, please click here.

Terms and Conditions

JTC reserves the right to withdraw its agreement to the subletting by giving the lessee or tenant 3 months' notice in writing.

All references in this section to "the Landlord" shall refer to the relevant lesse or tenant of the JTC and all references to "the Subtenant" shall refer to that lessee's or tenant's permitted subtenant.

The Landlord and the Subtenant shall at all times observe and ensure full compliance with the following terms and conditions:

  • The Subtenant shall not demise, assign, charge, create a trust or agency, mortgage, let, sublet, grant a licence or part with or share the possession or occupation of the sublet premises or any part there of or permit any other party or person by way of a licence or otherwise to occupy the sublet premises or any part there of at any time during the subletting term.
  • The Subtenant shall permit JTC Corporation and/or the Landlord or their respective servants or agents with or without workmen, tools and equipment during the subletting term at all reasonable times to enter upon the sublet premises and every part thereof to examine the state and condition of the same and of defects, decays and wants of reparation and of all breaches of covenant there found.
  • The Subtenant shall not cause or do or suffer to be done any act or thing which may as between the Landlord and the JTC Corporation constitute or cause a breach by the Landlord of any of the terms, covenants, conditions or stipulations on the part of the Landlord to be observed or performed by virtue of the lease or sublease between the Landlord and the JTC Corporation but shall do or permit to be done any act or thing to comply with or to prevent a breach of any of such terms, covenants, conditions or stipulations with no liability on the part of the JTC Corporation for any inconvenience, loss, damage, costs, expenses or compensation whatsoever in the event that the JTC Corporation, its employees, servants or authorised agents with or without workmen, tools and equipment should enter upon the Landlord's premises or the sublet premises to do any act or thing which the JTC Corporation is entitled to do by virtue of the said lease or sublease or of any laws, by-laws, rules or regulations.
  • The Landlord shall for the purposes of sub-clause (c) aforesaid acquaint the Subtenant with the terms, covenants, conditions and stipulations of the lease or sublease between the Landlord and the JTC Corporation and any variations or amendments thereto.
  • In the event that JTC Corporation at any time before the expiry of the subletting term gives three months' notice in writing requiring that the subletting be terminated or becomes entitled to and re-enters the Landlord's premises or any part thereof in the name of the whole the subletting term shall upon the expiry of the said notice or upon the said re-entry absolutely determine without prejudice to any rights and/or remedies which have accrued to either party against the other under the subletting agreement and without the JTC Corporation being liable for any inconvenience, loss, damages, compensation, costs or expenses whatsoever.
  • The Subtenant shall at his own cost and expense and subject to the prior approval in writing of the Jurong Town Corporation and the relevant governmental and statutory authorities provide suitable and proper foundation for all machinery, equipment and installations in connection with the approved usage at the subletting premises. JTC Corporation shall not be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience that the Subtenant may suffer in connection with any defects caused to the ground/production floor slabs or apron slabs by overloading and any subsidence or cracking of the ground or production floor slabs, aprons, drains and driveways of the sublet premises or from other defects inherent or otherwise in the sublet premises.
  • The Landlord shall not renew or grant to the Subtenant an option to renew the subletting upon expiry of the subletting term, except with the prior written consent of the JTC Corporation which consent shall be obtained prior to the expiry of the subletting term and subject to such conditions as the JTC Corporation, may deem fit to impose.
  • The Landlord shall pay to the JTC Corporation such subletting fees as the JTC Corporation requires.
  • The Landlord shall inform the JTC Corporation of any changes in the rental charged.
  • The JTC Corporation reserves the right to revise the subletting fees or charge additional subletting fees if there has been any change in:

    • The rental charged by the Landlord to the Subtenant; or
    • Area occupied by the Subtenant
  • The Landlord shall indemnify and keep indemnified the JTC Corporation, its employees, agents and servants against all proceedings, costs, expenses, claims, penalties and liabilities which arise out of or in relation to or by reason of the JTC Corporation's consent to the subletting and/or the subletting itself.
  • The Subtenant shall not erect or put up any temporary sheds and structures at the sublet premises or any part thereof.

Renewal of Tenancy

When your tenancy term is about to expire, you may apply with JTC to renew your tenancy and continue to operate at your premises.

Note: Online renewal application is currently only applicable for flatted factories, ramp-up and business buildings (including iHUB).

Guidelines for Renewal of Tenancy

  • JTC has not commenced any legal action against you
  • You currently do not have any outstanding rent or monies to be settled with JTC
  • You are not in breach of any term, condition or covenant of the tenancy agreement
  • You are not carrying out any open land/ unauthorised subletting
  • Your usage is Industrial/ Warehousing which has been approved by JTC
  • Your usage complies with JTC's usage guidelines (1.27MB) (i.e. usage should be compatible with JTC's usage zoning/ URA's land use zoning and does not fall within the Negative List or Further Assessment List etc) and does not comprise of dormitories

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval).

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and endorse all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

We retain the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Renewal of Tenancy

Terms and Conditions

  • Monthly Rental & Service Charge

    Your monthly rental and service charge will be deducted through GIRO for the entire tenancy term. The transaction will take place on the 21st of every month.

    For First Time Payment

    If you have an existing GIRO account and your GIRO limit is sufficient to cover the revised rental and service charge, the first time payment will be deducted through GIRO. However, if you have not applied for a GIRO account or if you have a GIRO account with a limit that is insufficient to cover the revised rental and service charge, you will be required to pay the first month's rental and service charge by cheque.

    Subsequently, you will need to write in to your bank to either apply for or increase the GIRO limit for future deductions of the monthly rental and service charge.

  • Administrative Fee

    Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.

  • Stamp duty

    JTC provides stamping services on behalf of the Stamp Office, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). The stamp duty is payable for stamping of the acceptance letter. This is calculated by applying the Stamp duty rate to the average annual rent (AAR). The AAR refers to the higher of the average annual contractual or annualised market rent and includes other considerations such as service charges.

     A Stamp duty rate at 0.4% of total rent will be levied for rental agreement, capped at four years of average annual rent. This applies to Letter of Acceptance (“LOA”) which is dated on or after 22 February 2014. The Stamp Duty rates are as follows:

      Stamp Duty Rates
    (a) Where AAR does not exceed $1,000: Exempted
    (b) Where AAR exceeds $1,000:
    Tenancy period of 4 years or less 0.4% of total rent for the tenancy term
    Tenancy period of more than 4 years or any indefinite term 0.4% of 4 times the AAR of the tenancy term

    Calculation Of Stamp Duty Payable For The Renewed Tenancy Term

    To calculate the stamp duty payable for your renewed term, you will require the following information:

    • Monthly building or land & building rent per month
    • Monthly service charge
    • The renewed term

    (A) Where renewed term is 4 years or less

    Tenancy term and rent Stamp Duty
    3 months at
    $3,500 per month
    Total rent = $3,500 x 3
      = $10,500
    Stamp Duty = 0.4% x $10,500
      = $42.00
    3 years 4 months at
    $3,000 per month for 1st year
    $3,300 per month for 2nd year
    $4,000 per month for 3rd year and beyond
    Total rent = ($3,000 x 12) + ($3,300 x 12) + ($4,000 x 16)
      =$139,600
    Stamp Duty = 0.4% x $139,600
      = $558.40
      = $558.00 (rounded down to the nearest dollar)

    (B) Where renewed term is more than 4 years

    Tenancy term and rent Stamp Duty
    5 years at
    $1,800 per month for the 1st year
    $2,000 per month for the 2nd year
    $2,500 per month for the 3rd year
    $3,000 per month for the 4th year
    $3,300 per month for the 5th year
    Total rent = ($1,800 + $2,000 + $2,500 + $3,000 + $3,300) x 12 = $151,200
    Average annual rent = $151,200 / 5 years
      = $30,240
    4 times of the average annual rent = $30,240 x 4
      = $120,960
    Stamp Duty = 0.4% x $120,960
      = $483.84
      = $483.00 (rounded down to the nearest dollar)
  • Placing of a security deposit for the new term

    You will be required to place a security deposit for the tenancy term. The deposit is equivalent to THREE months' rent and service charge. The deposit may be paid in the form of a Banker's Guarantee, Insurance Guarantee or Cash.

  • Placing of a re-instatement deposit

    Re-instatement deposit is required by JTC for any building extensions, additions or alterations that you have carried out on your premises during the period of occupation.

    JTC will advise you in writing on the amount of re-instatement deposit you are required to place at the start of a new tenancy term. If you have an existing re-instatement deposit and there is a need to top up the amount, you will also be advised in writing, at the start of the new tenancy term.

    The re-instatement deposit may either be in the form of Cash, Insurance or Banker's Guarantee.

  • Time Period covered by deposit

    Both the security and re-instatement deposits shall cover the entire 3-year tenancy term.

    If you choose to place an Insurance or Banker's Guarantee :

    a) The guarantee period shall cover an additional 3 months following expiry of the 3-year term (a total of 39 months).
    b) Separate guarantees are required for the security and re-instatement deposits.

  • Application for Insurance or Banker's Guarantee

    To apply for an Insurance or Banker's Guarantee, please submit the pre-printed standard form attached to your offer letter to any bank or financial institution issuing such guarantees.

  • Requirement to carry out re-instatement works on your premises

    To ensure that your premise is maintained in good condition, you will be required to carry out re-instatement works at the start of each new term. You will be advised in the renewal letter on what re-instatement works are required and the time frame for completion.

  • Rectification of breaches

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not breach any of the Terms and Conditions of the tenancy. Should there be any existing breaches, you will be required to rectify them by the stipulated deadline.

Renewal of Lease

When your lease term is about to expire, you may apply with JTC to renew your lease for a new term. To ensure that our industrial land is optimally used, your application will be evaluated based on the economic contribution of the project.

We encourage you to contact our Customer Engagement Officers around 6 years before the expiry of your lease if you wish to renew it, to allow you enough lead time for future plans.

We will work with you to examine possible ways of redesigning your processes to reduce space requirements; consolidate multiple sites into one; move from land-based factories to high-rise facilities; and take advantage of the available shared infrastructure/services.

Lease Renewal Handbook​​​​ (563KB)

Guidelines for Renewal of Lease

  • When to apply for lease renewal

    Our Customer Engagement Officers will get in touch with you about 6 years before the expiry of your lease to discuss your business plans moving forward. If you intend to continue operations on site, you are encouraged to apply for lease renewal at least 3 years before the expiry of your lease. This will help you in the planning of your prospective investments and provide an adequate length of time to plan for relocation in the event you are not granted renewal.

  • Fixed Asset Investment (FAI)

    Fixed Asset Investment in new Plant and Machinery (P&M), Building and Civil Works (B&C) and Refurbishment are required when you renew your lease to ensure that your land will continue to be used productively.

    A list of items that are considered as P&M and B&C are found in Annex 1 and Annex 2 of the Lease Renewal Handbook. (563KB). For buildings and structures that you intend to retain, it is necessary to carry out refurbishment works as specified by JTC. These could include upgrading of façade and minor repair, resurfacing of driveway and minor repairs, and erection of new fencing or gate.

    To discourage lessees from declaring investment amounts that exceed their intended investments, the lease term shall be pro-rated in the event of a shortfall between what was declared and the actual total investments made at the expiry of the investment period.

  • Minimum Gross Plot Ratio (GPR)

    You are required to meet the minimum gross plot ratio (as found in Annex 4 of the Lease Renewal Handbook) for the proposed lease renewal to optimise your land use. One way to meet the minimum Gross Plot Ratio (GPR) is to reduce the land area of your site. You may consider applying for the various incentive schemes for land intensification, including:

    Land Intensification Allowance (LIA) is administered by EDB. Applicants are required to meet the GPR benchmark and other qualifying criteria. For more details, please refer to EDB's circular (585KB) and IRAS’ website​.

    Land Productivity Grant (LPG) helps to defray consultancy fees and/or domestic or overseas relocation costs for companies restructuring their operations to achieve land intensification or savings of at least 0.1 hectare in Singapore, in addition to other qualifying criteria. For more details, please refer to Land Productivity Grant.

  • Productivity and strength of business plan

    You need to ensure that you have good productivity in your existing and future use of your land, floor space and labour. These criteria include the value added to the economy, creation of good jobs, linkages with other industries as well as the strength of the business plan.

  • Proposed usage

    Industrial Leases
    Your proposed usage must meet the Urban Redevelopment Authority's 60:40 space utilisation rule i.e. at least 60% of your total gross floor area is used for industrial activities. You must also comply with JTC's usage guidelines (1.27MB) (i.e. usage should be compatible with JTC's usage zoning/ URA's land use zoning and does not fall within the Negative List or Further Assessment List etc).

    Warehousing leases
    At least 60% of your total gross floor area is used for warehousing activities i.e. for storage and distribution of goods. You must also comply with JTC's usage guidelines (1.27MB) (i.e. usage should be compatible with JTC's usage zoning/ URA's land use zoning and does not fall within the Negative List or Further Assessment List etc).

  • Other considerations

    1. Redevelopment Plans
    If your site is affected by redevelopment plans, you may not be able to renew your lease. Please contact your Customer Engagement Officer to discuss this matter before proceeding with your application.

    2. Breach of Lease Covenant
    You should not be in breach of any term and condition in the lease. In the event you are in breach (examples include erecting unauthorised structures, illegal dormitories, unauthorised occupation and rental arrears), you are required to rectify these before you apply for lease renewal.

    3. Subletting
    Your existing and proposed use should maximise the available floor space. If you are unable to do so, you may wish to consider consolidating your operations in a smaller floor space.

    4. Availability of Other Premises for Consolidation
    If you have other industrial premises, you are encouraged to explore consolidating your operations to maximise your land use. You may also return part of your land to JTC.

    Fulfilment of all the guidelines does not necessarily constitute consent from JTC for a lease renewal. In assessing your application, JTC is required to ensure that your premises will be put to the best possible use by renewing your lease and that you will be able to maximise your productivity in the extended lease term.

Step-by-Step Guide to Renewal of Lease

Assessing your application

JTC will assess your proposed investments and business plans for the future lease term. Part of the assessment will include a visit to your premises to gain a better understanding of your company's operations and business plans.

Fees and Charges

Here are the fees and charges payable for renewal of JTC leases:

  • Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.
  • Other fees and charges include JTC survey fee, URA processing fee, Survey Department's fee, cost of preparing legal documents, and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Terms and Conditions
  • Revision of Rental

    Your land rent will be revised to market rent prevailing at the start of the new lease term. To assist you in adjusting to the land rent, you will be given rental concessions in the initial years of the new lease term.

  • Building and Investment Period

    Following JTC's approval of your lease renewal application, you will be granted three years from the date of our offer to carry out your proposed building extensions and to make the necessary Fixed Asset Investments.

    Within six months following the expiry of the building and investment period, you are required to submit an audited statement of all your Fixed Asset Investments over the three-year period.

    The audited statement will be used in confirming your lease entitlement. If there is a shortfall between your declared investments and your actual investments, the lease term offered to you will be prorated.

  • Pro-rating of Lease Term

    The period of lease renewal offered is based on your proposed gross plot ratio and business plan. Therefore, you will be tied to your declared gross plot ratio and Fixed Asset Investments. If there is a shortfall in the investments and/or gross plot ratio, the lease term shall be prorated.

  • Assignment Prohibition Period (revised w.e.f. 15 November 2013)

    Industrial lessees are required to fulfil the declared investments and plot ratio (if any) as stated in the Offer Letter, as well as to occupy the leased premises for a minimum period (“Assignment Prohibition Period”) before they are eligible to sell the property in the open market.

    The assignment prohibition period is 5 years from fulfilment of investment criteria or 3 years from commencement of renewed term, whichever is later. There should also be remaining tenure of at least 5 years before the lessee is eligible to sell the property in the open market.

Assignment of Lease

Assignment of lease refers to the transfer of estates, rights, title and interests in the property from the "Assignor" (seller) to the "Assignee" (buyer).

To ensure that lessees of our limited industrial land are committed to their proposed business plans for a sustained and reasonable period of time, JTC implements an Assignment Prohibition Period, during which the lessee is not allowed to sell the premises. This discourages speculation and promotes price stability in the industrial property market.

At the same time, JTC facilitates the need for these industrialists to sell their premises on the grounds of genuine reasons, such as relocation, expansion or financial hardship. Our entry criteria also ensure that incoming lessees (i.e., assignees) will put the scarce land resource to the most optimal and productive use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, this can be classified into the following categories:

  • Outright sale of factory premises plus leasehold improvements to a prospective buyer
  • Corporate restructuring and/or assignment or transfer of lease of property to a related or joint-venture company where there is shareholding relationship between the assignor or transferor company and the assignee or transferee company
  • Inclusion or withdrawal of partners within firm (Applicable for sole-proprietorship or partnership only)
  • Conversion of legal entities from sole-proprietorship or partnership to private limited company and vice-versa
  • Taking over of business as an ongoing concern, this involves a transfer of the manufacturing facilities, plant and machinery, and staff. The buyer will assume all business interests formerly undertaken by the seller. There is essentially no change in the existing approved site activities.
  • Sale and leaseback arrangement, where the industrialist assigns the property to a third-party facility provider and in turn rents it back again from the third-party facility provider for its continual usage. The intention is generally to facilitate off-balance financing.

    The allowable third-party facility providers include Trusts/ Investment Funds that are holders of Trust Business Licence/ Capital Markets Services Licence issued by MAS, developers (i.e. those which have an established and credible track record of having been involved in the business of developing property-related projects in the last 5 years), and Industry Association/ Consortium sponsored vehicles that are supported by economic agencies (such as EDB and ESG).

Obtaining CBPU Advisory

Please ensure that you have obtained advisory from Central Building Plan Unit (CBPU) for the Assignee's/ Transferee's (Buyer's) proposed usage, before submitting your application to JTC.

You may download the CBPU advisory form here(file size: 378KB).

Environmental Baseline Study (EBS)

  • Introduction

    The purpose of conducting an Environmental Baseline Study (EBS) is to establish the level of potential contaminants in soil and groundwater beneath a concerned site and to determine the extent of contamination of the site.

  • Implementation Guidelines

    If the assignor or transferor's (Seller's) usage or the proposed assignee's or transferee's (Buyer's) industry or activity falls within the following list, an Environmental Baseline Study (EBS) is required to be carried out as a condition to assign or transfer the lease:

    • Oil installations and other premises storing, handling and using large quantities of oils and similar hydrocarbons products, including the following
      • Oil refineries;
      • Oil depots;
      • Petrochemical complexes;
      • Petrol stations and refueling depots;
      • Aircraft manufacture and repair industries;
      • Motor repair workshops
    • Chemical plants, chemical warehouses or terminals including the following
      • Chemical warehouses or terminals;
      • Pharmaceutical or biomedical plants;
      • Pesticides formulation factories;
      • Wood treatment and preservation facilities;
      • Large electroplating works;
      • Factories that use, manufacture or store toxic chemicals
    • Shipyards and grit blasting works
    • Gas works
    • Power stations
    • Toxic wastes treatment facilities
    • Scrap yards
    • Landfill site for municipal or industrial wastes
    • Facilities for the treatment of sewage

    This is in accordance with the Practice Circulars dated 6 August 2001 & 20 September 2002 issued by JTC to The Law Society of Singapore. For details, please click Practice Circular to view the circulars mentioned.

Guidelines for Assignment of Lease

  • JTC has not commenced any legal action against you
  • You currently do not have any outstanding rent or monies to be settled with JTC
  • You are not in breach of any term, condition or covenant of the tenancy or lease agreement
  • You are not carrying out any open land/ unauthorised subletting
  • You and the Assignee/ Transferee (Buyer) comply with other Government Agencies' rules and regulations (e.g. URA's 60:40 usage quantum)
  • Your existing usage and the Buyer's proposed usage is Industrial or Warehousing
  • The Buyer's proposed usage complies with JTC's usage guidelines (1.27MB) (i.e. usage should be compatible with JTC's usage zoning/ URA's land use zoning and does not fall within the Negative List or Further Assessment List etc) and does not comprise of dormitories
  • You have obtained CBPU’s advisory for the Buyer's proposed usage
  • You have fulfilled the Plot Ratio (if any) and investment criteria stipulated in the Building Agreement, your remaining lease term is more than 5 years and you are not within the Prohibition or Restriction Period
  • For info pertaining to third party facility providers, please click here
  • If your site is affected by redevelopment plans, you are not allowed to assign or transfer your lease. Please contact your Customer Engagement Officer if you have any queries

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval).

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and endorse all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

We retain the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Assignment of Lease

  • Step 1: Filling up application form

    Assignor/ transferor (Seller) fills in the hardcopy application form or makes an online application to request for assignment/ transfer of lease. To apply, please click here. The relevant references mentioned in the application form may be downloaded here:

    You will need the following information/ documents to complete the application:

    • Assignee's/ transferee's (Buyer's) updated company profile from ACRA
    • NEA’s (CBPU) advisory on Buyer’s usage for Industrial Allocation

    The following application types will require additional forms/ documents to be submitted for further assessment (please click on it to download the relevant forms):

    • For Land and Standard Factory customers: A copy of the Buyer's latest annual report or audited accounts and a full business plan with details of your Buyer's products/ services, to support the application
    • For Trusts and Investment Fund Buyers: A copy of the Trust Business Licence/ Capital Markets Services Licence issued by MAS
    • For Real Estate Developer Buyers: Buyer's track record of property-related development projects in the last 5 years
    • If proposed usage includes Warehousing: Completed LTA Land Use Proposal Form (48KB)
    • If proposed usage includes storage of petroleum/ flammable material exceeding SCDF's stipulated exemption quantities: SCDF approval for storage of petroleum/ flammable material
    • Waterfront sites: Application form for use of waterfront site (39KB)
    • Jurong Island sites: Completed NACWC Form (8KB) for companies/ industries involving chemicals
  • Step 2: Assessment of application

    JTC will notify the assignor/ transferor (Seller) and assignee/ transferee (Buyer) of the outcome within the Service Standards duration.

  • Step 3: Due acceptance of terms and conditions to the assignment/transfer of lease

    To properly accept JTC's terms and conditions of consent to the assignment or transfer of lease, all of the following documents/ payment must be submitted to JTC within the stipulated duration i.e. 3 weeks from the date of JTC's consent letter:

    From the Assignor/Transfer or (Seller):

    • Letter of acceptance of the terms and conditions in the consent letter;
    • Administrative fee(s)# for the assignment/ transfer of lease application and accompanying change/ extension of use (if applicable);
    • Assignment of levy# (if applicable);
    • Certified true copy of the resolution (not applicable to partnership or sole-proprietorship);
    • Letter of undertaking from solicitor;
    • Any outstanding Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC) for existing buildings and structures (if applicable);
    • Letter of confirmation pertaining to subletting (if applicable);
    • Such other documents as specified in JTC's consent letter

    #All sums due to JTC are subject to prevailing GST.

    From the Assignee/ Transferee (Buyer):

    • Letter of acceptance of the terms and conditions in JTC's consent letter;
    • Certified true copy of the resolution (not applicable to partnership or sole-proprietorship);
    • Duly completed GIRO authorization form (598KB);
    • Memorandum and Articles of Association (not applicable to partnership or sole-proprietorship);
    • Certificate of incorporation or other document of registration issued by ACRA;
    • Letter of undertaking from assignee/ transferee (applicable for inclusion or withdrawal of partners or conversion to Pte Ltd company);
    • Signed Variation of Lease/ Supplementary Agreement together with payment of the fee for such document as set out in JTC's consent letter
  • Step 4: Execution of the Deed of Assignment or Transfer Instrument

    The assignor's/ transferor's solicitors must confirm with JTC prior to execution of the Deed of Assignment or the execution and registration of the Transfer Instrument (as the case may be) that JTC has no objections to the execution of the Deed of Assignment or the execution and registration of the Transfer Instrument (as the case may be). Upon execution of the Deed of Assignment/ Transfer Instrument (as the case may be), the assignor/ transferor (Seller) or their solicitors are required to notify JTC immediately.

  • Step 5: Post completion of the Assignment/Transfer

    The assignee/ transferee will need to execute a Supplementary Agreement or Variation of Lease to be prepared by JTC's Legal department and return this document (together with payment of all requisite fees) to JTC within 3 weeks from the date of JTC's consent letter. See Step 3. JTC will sign and return the Supplementary Agreement or Variation of Lease to the assignee (Purchaser) or their solicitors upon JTC's receipt of the notification at Step 4.

Terms and Conditions

  • Assignment Prohibition Period for Lessees

    Industrial lessees are required to fulfil the investment and plot ratio requirements (if any) stipulated in the Building Agreement/ Schedule of Building Terms/ Agreement for Lease, as well as to occupy the leased premises for a minimum period (“Assignment Prohibition Period”) before they are eligible to sell the property in the open market. The assignment prohibition periods are as follows:

    Assignment Prohibition Period (i.e. duration in which Lessee is not allowed to assign)
    New Lessees and Lessees with Approved Lease Renewals (lease tenures of up to 30 years)

    New Lessees
    - During investment period and 5 years thereafter

    Lessees with Renewed Tenure
    - During investment period and 5 years thereafter, or 3 years from commencement of renewed term, whichever is later

    Buyers who have purchased JTC facilities from the secondary market

    Leases with ≤ 30 Years Remaining
    - 5 years from date of legal completion of assignment

    Leases with > 30 Years Remaining
    - 10 years from date of legal completion of assignment

    All Lessees​ Leases with < 5 years remaining​
  • The lessee may assign to a third party facility provider after the assignment prohibition period provided that it leases back at least 70% of the gross floor area.

    For more information on Third Party Facility Assignment of Lease, please refer to this link.

  • Right of First Refusal (ROFR) upon subsequent assignment/ transfer of lease

    A ROFR clause will be imposed on the Buyer upon JTC's consent to the assignment/ transfer of lease.

    How does the ROFR work?
    A lessee (Buyer) with the ROFR clause in the contract who intends to assign/ transfer the lease, is required to notify JTC and to make a written offer to JTC. The offer price should come with a valid valuation report. JTC will make an assessment and decide whether to exercise the right.

    • If JTC exercises the right to buy the premises, JTC will negotiate with the lessee on a price that will be acceptable to both parties. JTC's buy-back price will be based on prevailing market value.
    • If JTC does not exercise the right, the lessee can proceed to apply for assignment to other parties. However the lessee is not allowed to sell the premises at less than the offer price to JTC within 3 months from the date JTC rejects exercising the right. If the assignment to other parties within the 3 months period is not successful, subsequent intention to assign/ transfer the premise will have to go through the process of notifying and making a written offer to JTC.
  • Administrative Fees

    Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.

  • Outstanding Charges

    All property tax, outstanding rent (subject to prevailing GST) and interest accrued therein and all other outstanding charges plus GST must be settled before completion of assignment/ transfer of lease. The Seller's solicitor will have to provide a letter of undertaking that they will deduct and pay to JTC direct from the proceeds of sale such sums plus GST owing to JTC upon completion.

  • Rental Revision

    Rent may be revised upon assignment/ transfer of lease. The shareholding relationship between the assignor/ transferor (Seller) and the assignee/ transferee (Buyer) will be considered in the calculation of the revised rent.

  • Payment of Land Rent

    The Seller shall continue paying the annual Land Rent and any revisions thereto until the date of completion of the assignment/ transfer of lease. JTC will continue to bill the Seller until and including the month of completion of the assignment/ transfer of lease. The Seller or Seller's solicitor shall notify JTC of the completion date of the assignment/transfer immediately upon such completion to enable JTC to bill the assignee with effect from the first of the month following the month of completion of the assignment/transfer of lease. The Seller's solicitor shall make the necessary adjustments with the Buyer or the Buyer's solicitor as regards the payment of the Land Rent billed by JTC before, on or after completion of the assignment/ transfer of lease.

    General illustration only:
    The consent to assign letter is dated 5 January 2011 and the Seller's solicitor notifies JTC immediately upon the completion of the assignment/ transfer of lease on 15 March 2011. Billing will be addressed to the Buyer with effect from 1 April 2011 (ie, the first of the month following JTC's receipt of the notification of the completion date of the Assignment).

  • Time Line for Completion

    The proposed assignment/ transfer should be completed within 3 months from the date of JTC's consent if the Environmental Baseline Study (EBS) is not stipulated as a requirement in the consent. For cases where EBS is required prior to legal completion, the proposed assignment/ transfer should be completed within 6 months from the date of JTC's consent. Any extension of the completion date is subject to JTC's assessment and approval, at JTC's discretion.

  • Resolutions

    Both Seller and proposed Buyer are required to submit to JTC a copy of their resolutions for the sale of the property. JTC will provide a standard format for the buyer's resolution. Resolutions are only required in the case of private limited companies.

  • Rectification of Breaches

    It is the lessee's responsibility to ensure that the does not breach any of the lease terms, covenants or conditions, and observes and performs all his obligations. For more information, please refer to the List of common breaches (14KB).

    he proposed Buyer is advised to check with the Seller whether there are any breaches, and whether all breaches have been rectified. If, before or after completion of the assignment or transfer of lease, JTC finds any breach which has not been rectified or discovers any breach, JTC reserves the right to require the lessee to rectify and remedy the breaches.

    Thus, JTC will look to the Seller to rectify if it is before completion of the assignment/ transfer. But once completion of the assignment or transfer of lease takes place, JTC will look to the assignee or transferee (Buyer) to remedy all breaches which have either yet to be rectified or are discovered after completion of assignment/ transfer.

  • Ancillary

    All ancillary facilities (eg cooling tower, condenser unit, store room) tied to the industrial unit and serving that industrial unit will also be assigned/ transferred.

  • Wayleave

    Any wayleave on the property given by the Seller will be terminated upon assignment/ transfer of lease. Please inform JTC should the Buyer wish to retain the wayleave. The necessary reinstatement works relating to the termination of the wayleave must be completed before completion of assignment/ transfer lease.

  • Deed of Assignment or Instrument of Transfer

    JTC no longer requires the submission of assignment/ transfer document to JTC for vetting and approval. Instead, Seller's solicitor must obtain written confirmation from JTC (PRIOR to the execution of the Deed of Assignment or the execution and registration of the Transfer Instrument) that JTC has no objections to the signing of the Deed of Assignment or the execution and registration of the Transfer Instrument.

    The Seller's solicitors shall notify JTC of the date of completion assignment or transfer immediately upon such completion. A copy of the duly signed Deed of Assignment or duly executed, stamped and registered Transfer Instrument should be given to JTC within 14 days from the date of legal completion of assignment/ transfer.

For info pertaining to third party facility providers, please click here.

Relevant Documents

1. Memorandum of Lease IE/548249P (525KB)
2. Memorandum of Lease IE/548252J (456KB)
3. Practice Circular dated 8 September 2008 - Notice of Mortgage/Charge (772KB)
4. Schedule of Statutory Controls for Land, Standard Factory and Workshop Customers (618KB)
5. Schedule of Statutory Controls for Flatted, Ramp-up and Stack-up Factory Customers (415KB)
6. The Easy and Practical Housekeeping Guide (4.87MB)
7. Guideline on Environmental Baseline Study (2019 Edition) (1.08MB)
8. Guideline on Environmental Baseline Study (2015 Edition) (308KB)
9. Guidelines for Transfer Instrument/Supplemental Deed (187KB)
10. Giro authorisation form (598KB)
11. Value-add Information Form (for Land Products) (437KB)
12. Value-add Information Form (for Space Products) (437KB)

Transfer of Tenancy

A transfer of tenancy refers to the handing over of the remaining tenancy period, together with the possession, rights and liabilities arising from the tenancy. This takes place between the "Transferor" (seller, or original tenant) and the "Transferee" (buyer, or new tenant).

Generally, transfer of tenancy may involve the following:

  • An inclusion, withdrawal or change of sole-proprietor or partner(s) within firms (for sole-proprietorship or partnership); Conversion of sole-proprietorship to partnership and vice versa. This can involve:

    • Immediate family members eg. parents, siblings
    • External business partners
  • Conversion of legal entities from partnership to private limited company, sole-proprietor to private limited company or limited liability partnership and vice versa
  • Corporate re-organisation or restructuring of business which results in a transfer of business to a wholly-owned subsidiary, sister company, parent company or related company within the same group
  • Transfer to joint venture company whereby the Transferor holds at least 51% shareholding in the joint venture company
  • Taking over (buy over) of business as an on-going concern

Obtaining CBPU Advisory

Please ensure that you have obtained advisory from Central Building Plan Unit (CBPU) for the transferee's (buyer's) proposed usage, before submitting your application to JTC.

You may download the CBPU advisory form here (file size: 378KB).

Guidelines for Transfer of Tenancy

  • JTC has not commenced any legal action against you
  • You currently do not have any outstanding rent or monies to be settled with JTC
  • You are not in breach of any term, condition or covenant of the tenancy or lease agreement
  • You are not carrying out any open land/ unauthorised subletting
  • The transfer of tenancy is carried out in accordance to JTC's allowable scenarios
  • You maintain more than or equal to 51% shareholding in the transferee (buyer)
  • Your existing usage and the transferee's (buyer's) proposed usage is Industrial/ Warehousing
  • You and the transferee (buyer) comply with other Government Agencies' rules and regulations (e.g. URA's 60:40 usage quantum)
  • The transferee's (buyer's) proposed usage complies with JTC's usage guidelines (i.e. usage should be compatible with JTC's usage zoning/ URA's land use zoning and does not fall within the Negative List or Further Assessment List etc) and does not comprise of dormitories
  • There is no change of use involving a change in land use zoning of the URA (e.g. from B1 to B2 and vice versa)

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval).

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and endorse all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

We retain the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer of Tenancy

  • Step 1: Filling up application form

    Transferor (Seller) makes an online application to request for a transfer of tenancy. To apply, please click here. The relevant references mentioned in the application form may be downloaded here:

    You will need the following information/ documents to complete the application

    • Transferee's (Buyer's) updated company profile from ACRA
    • NEA’s (CBPU) advisory on Buyer’s usage for Industrial Allocation
    • Supporting documents such as sale and purchase agreement, marriage certificate, birth certificate, death certificate, identity card or passport, if applicable

    The following application types will require additional forms/ documents to be submitted for further assessment (please click on it to download the relevant forms):

  • Step 2: Assessment of application

    JTC will notify the Transferor (Seller) and Transferee (Buyer) of the outcome within the Service Standard duration.

  • Step 3: Acceptance of terms and conditions to the transfer

    Both Transferor and Transferee have to indicate acceptance of the consent letter by submitting the following documents within the stipulated duration

    • Letter of undertaking from the Transferor to relinquish all rights and liabilities of the terms and conditions as stated in the Tenancy Agreement
    • Letter of undertaking from the Transferee to adopt all rights and liabilities of the terms and conditions as stated in the Tenancy Agreement
    • Letter of undertaking from the Transferor that they will maintain at least 51% shareholding in the Transferee (where applicable)
    • Duly signed letters of acceptance from the Transferor of all the Terms and Conditions as set out in the consent letter
    • Duly signed letters of acceptance from the Transferee of all the Terms and Conditions as set out in the consent letter
    • Cash deposit equivalent to 3 months' rent and service charge or in lieu thereof, a Banker's Guarantee of the same amount, from transferee
    • The GIRO authorisation form
  • Step 4: Execution of legal documentation

    Both Transferor and Transferee need to execute a Deed of Novation, to be prepared by JTC's Legal department.

Terms and Conditions

Please note that the Transferor and the Transferee are subjected to the following Terms and Conditions when applying for a transfer of tenancy.

  • Administrative Fee

    Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.

  • Deed of Novation

    The Transferor and the Transferee have to execute a Deed of Novation.

  • Security Deposit

    You will be required to place a security deposit for the tenancy term. The deposit is equivalent to THREE months' rent and service charge. The deposit may be paid in the form of a Banker's Guarantee, Insurance Guarantee or Cash.

  • Rental Payable

    There is no revision of Transferee's rental for:

    • Inclusion or withdrawal of partners involving immediate family members (i.e. spouse, parent, child or sibling); or
    • Inclusion or withdrawal of partners involving other parties, corporate restructuring, conversion of legal entity, taking over of business as a going concern where there is at least 51% shareholding relationship between the Transferor and the Transferee;
    • Transfer to a joint venture company where Transferor holds at least 51% shareholding in the joint venture company

    Otherwise, the rent will be revised with effect from the date of transfer to prevailing market rate or contracted rent, whichever is higher.

  • Date which JTC regards the Transferee as the tenant

    Date of certificate of incorporation for Pte Ltd companies; or Date of admission of the new partner(s) into the transferee for inclusion or withdrawal of partners; or Date of Sale and Purchase Agreement (if any); or Effective date as declared by Transferor (eg. Date of possession etc)

  • Tenancy Term

    The Transferee will take over the tenancy term and all existing terms and conditions as stated in the Tenancy Agreement by way of a Deed of Novation.

  • Mode of Payment

    The Transferee will be encouraged to make all payments by GIRO.

  • Supporting documents

    Please submit any supporting documents such as sale, purchase agreement, marriage certificate and birth certificate.

  • Ancillary facilities (e.g. condenser unit)

    All ancillary facilities (eg. cooling tower, condenser unit, store room) tied to the industrial unit and serving that industrial unit will also be transferred.

  • Change or Extension of Use

    Please ensure that you have obtained the necessary advisory from CBPU.

Termination of Tenancy

Termination of tenancy refers to the discontinuation of tenancy either prematurely, upon expiry, or due to the abandonment of premises.

If you wish to terminate your tenancy with JTC prematurely, you are required to submit your application* to JTC via the Customer Service Portal. Please refer to your tenancy agreement with JTC for the terms and conditions for premature termination. You may wish to contact your customer engagement officer for more details.

*All applications are subject to JTC’s consent. Such consent may be granted with terms and conditions imposed by JTC in its discretion.

Guidelines for Termination of Tenancy

  • JTC has not commenced any legal action against you
  • You currently do not have any outstanding rent or monies to be settled with JTC
  • You are not carrying out any open land or unauthorised subletting
  • You are not in breach of any term, condition or covenant of the tenancy or lease agreement

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval).

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and endorse all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

We retain the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Termination of Tenancy

Fees and Charges

  • Administrative Fee

    Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.

  • Rental and Other Charges

    Rent and service charge is payable up to the date the premises are returned to JTC, fully reinstated. Any outstanding arrears and other charges will also need to be settled prior to vacating of the premises.

Terms and Conditions

  • Submission of Application

    If you wish to terminate your tenancy with JTC prematurely, please refer to your tenancy agreement with JTC for the terms and conditions for premature termination. You may wish to contact your customer engagement officer for more details.

  • Legal Status

    Consent for premature termination would not be granted if you are under legal action due to breaches of your tenancy terms with JTC.

  • Ancillary Sites

    In every termination, ancillary sites (such as cooling towers sites, storerooms, condenser rooms) allocated to serve the terminated units should also be terminated.

  • Terms of Acceptance

    Submission of your acceptance letter and payment of the administrative fee and other charges to JTC must be carried out within two weeks from the date stated in the letter of consent.

  • Deferment of Termination Date or Extension of Stay

    If you require an extension of stay beyond the date of termination, approval can be granted so long as the premises have not been committed to an incoming tenant. Under such circumstances, you will be required to continue paying the existing market rent and service charge. However, if the extension of stay continues beyond the expiry of the tenancy term, rental will be charged based on the prevailing market rent and service charge.

  • Other Applicable Charges

    You will also be required to pay any applicable contractually prescribed amounts for premature termination.

Practice Circular

JTC also keeps relevant professional bodies updated on its policies and procedures via practice circulars. You may download a copy of the practice circulars for Notice of Mortgage or Charge, Hire Purchase and Environment Baseline Studies here.

  • Streamline of Building Agreement

    - Practice Circular (11 Nov 2008) (67KB)

  • Notice of Mortgage or Charge

    You can create a mortgage or charge in respect of your JTC property by submitting a Notice of Mortgage or Charge in accordance with our Practice Circular dated 8th September 2008. The Notice may be sent by post (ordinary, registered or LUM), courier or facsimile to JTC's Legal Services Division. If a facsimile copy is sent, it is not necessary for a confirmation copy to be sent by post. The fax number of JTC's Legal Services Division is 6885 5248.

    - Correspondence or Annex A (475KB)

  • Hire Purchase (216KB)

  • Environmental Baseline Studies

    - Practice Circular (6 Aug 2001) (1.07MB)
    - Practice Circular (20 Sep 2002) (87KB)

  • Streamline of Documents for Lease Renewal

    - Practice Circular (26 Jul 2019) (67KB)

Environmental Baseline Study

An Environmental Baseline Study (EBS) is a soil and groundwater investigation that is carried out for the following purposes:

  • To establish the baseline level of potential contaminants in soil and groundwater beneath the site;
  • To assess the extent of contamination of the site. Please refer to JTC's list of industrial activities which require EBS. This list is non-exhaustive and JTC reserves the right to impose EBS (and remediation) conditions on companies as required.

Please note that the process of EBS (and remediation) may be time consuming. As such, during the assignment /allocation of your premises, you should allow sufficient time for carrying out EBS (and remediation) before the Legal completion process. For the convenience of JTC's business partners and service providers, we have attached a copy of the technical guidelines (1.08MB) on EBS. Data of the soil and groundwater samples tested are also to be submitted in accordance to these templates (Dutch Standard 2000 version (116KB), Dutch Standard 2009 version (111KB)). Please note that with effect from 1 September 2004, JTC will only accept EBS reports from the relevant list of third party specialist independent consultants published by the National Environment Agency (NEA) at the relevant time. That list is available at NEA's website (31KB).

Change or Extension of Use of Premises

Change or extension of use refers to the change or extension of use from the approved usage of your premises. Your proposed usage has to be compatible with surrounding industries, and you may have to seek prior approval from other government agencies before submitting your application to JTC.

Guidelines for Change or Extension of Use

  • JTC has not commenced any legal action against you
  • You currently do not have any outstanding rent or monies to be settled with JTC
  • You are not carrying out any open land/ unauthorised subletting
  • You are not in breach of any term, condition or covenant of the tenancy or lease agreement
  • You comply with other Government Agencies' rules and regulations (e.g. URA's 60:40 usage quantum)
  • Your proposed usage is Industrial or Warehousing
  • Your proposed usage complies with JTC's usage guidelines (1.27MB) (i.e. usage should be compatible with JTC's usage zoning/ URA's land use zoning and does not fall within the Negative List or Further Assessment List etc) and does not comprise of dormitories
  • You have obtained CBPU’s advisory for your proposed usage
  • There is no change of use involving a change in land use zoning of the URA (e.g. from B1 to B2 and vice versa)

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval).

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and endorse all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

We retain the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Change or Extension of Use

Terms and Conditions

  • Administrative Fee

    Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.

  • Approval from Relevant Government Authorities

    All necessary clearances from relevant Government authorities must be obtained and submitted to JTC during application.

  • Execution of Legal Documentation

    For customers on lease, you will be required to execute a variation of lease (where lease has been issued) or a supplementary agreement (where only a preliminary agreement or agreement of lease was issued).

    For customers on tenancy, no legal documentation will be executed as the new use will be incorporated in the tenancy agreement for the forthcoming renewal of tenancy.

Guidelines for Use of Premises as Registered Address

  • JTC has not commenced any legal action against you
  • You are not in breach of any term, condition or covenant of the tenancy or lease agreement
  • Registered Address User is a subsidiary, related or associated company to you
  • Registered Address User is not physically occupying the premise

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval).

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and approve all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

We retain the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Use of Premises as Registered Address

Guidelines for Non-Exclusive and Limited Religious Use on JTC’s Business 1 (B1) Industrial Premises

In response to requests from religious organisations to allow some flexibility for religious use within industrial premises, URA and MCYS jointly released a circular on 12 June 2012 allowing non-exclusive and limited religious use within industrial premises that are zoned B1. Please refer to URA's circular for more information on URA's guidelines.

Religious organisations that wish to apply for non-exclusive and limited religious usage on JTC's B1 industrial premises would have to adhere to URA and JTC guidelines.

JTC's Guidelines (in addition to URA's guidelines)

S/N Considerations JTC's Guidelines
1 Allowable Premises Allowable in JTC's land and standard factory developments on B1 industrial premises only. It is not allowed on spaces that have already been sublet
2 Administrative Fee Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees.
3 Usage Fee

Charged on a monthly basis using the formula below (to be computed based on 8 days of religious use in a month, regardless of actual usage frequency):

Monthly Usage Fee Formula:
30% x JTC's Posted Rent x (Religious Use Floor Area / Total GFA x Land Area) / 365 x 8

Example:
Religious Organisation
ABC Religious Organisation

Floor Area to be Occupied for Proposed Religious Use
1,500 sqm

Proposed Religious Use Period
Once a month only, on 1st Saturday of the month

JTC's Posted Rent as at Application
$43.00

Total Gross Floor Area (GFA) of Subject Site
7,400 sqm

Land Area of Subject Site
7,600 sqm

Monthly Usage Fee Payable (to be computed based on 8 days of religious use in a month, regardless of actual usage frequency)
30% x JTC's Posted Rent x (Religious Use Floor Area / Total GFA x Land Area) / 365 x 8 = 30% x $43 x (1,500 / 7,400 x 7,600) / 365 x 8 = $435.57 (2.d.p)

4 Duration

Allowable religious use period is capped at a maximum of 3 years, or up to the tenure of the customer's lease/tenancy, whichever is shorter

For each application, the religious activities can only be carried out for maximum 2 days per week, during the approved duration

Should the customer terminate the Licence prematurely fully or partially, he/she should submit their application for a Licence termination via the Customer Service Portal at at least seven (7) working days in advance. Please note that JTC will bill the customer until and including the month of the termination

5 Approval Process

Customer is to obtain URA's approval after obtaining "no-objection" letter from JTC. The religious use can only commence after the customer informs JTC's officer of the URA approval (through mail, email, fax or in-person)

JTC reserves the right to withdraw its agreement to the proposed religious use in event of any nuisances, complaints or by giving the customer 3 months' notice in writing

6 Service Standard JTC will notify the customer on the outcome of the "no-objection" letter within 7 working days

The information listed above is to be used as a reference only. All applications are subject to final approval by JTC at JTC's discretion (including any terms and conditions that JTC may in its discretion impose with such final approval).

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, JTC shall have the sole and exclusive right to receive, process and endorse all applications according to such qualifying criteria as it deems fit and may at its discretion, reject any application or terminate your use of the website services as appropriate.

We retain the right, at our discretion, to modify, delete, edit or withdraw any part, component or all of the online request facilities at any time, or stop, restrict or suspend the same in relation to you or any other user(s) without being liable for any costs, expenses, losses and/or damages incurred by you or any other user(s) whatsoever.

Step-by-Step Guide to Religious Use at B1 Industrial Premises

  • Step 1
  • Step 2

    Submit the Application Form to Officer-in-charge. JTC will notify the customer of the outcome of the "no-objection letter" within 7 working days.

  • Step 3

    Submit URA application form together with "no-objection" letter from JTC to URA. URA will inform the customer of the outcome of the approval within 3 weeks.

  • Step 4

    Upon receipt of URA approval letter, customer to inform JTC's officer of URA's approval (through email, mail, fax or in-person) before commencing religious activity on the subject premises.

Application for Conversion of Worker’s Dormitories within Industrial/Warehouse Developments

Based on URA’s prevailing guidelines on Conversion of Workers’ Dormitories within Industrial/Warehouse Developments, companies may apply to convert part of their factory premises for use as workers’ dormitory or add a new extension building for workers’ dormitory.

The workers’ dormitory is categorized into 2 types:

    -    Ancillary workers’ dormitories are dormitories located within the factory building that house workers employed by the owner or lessee of the factory, as well as workers who work on-site at the subject factory,

    -    Secondary workers’ dormitories are dormitories are dormitories located within the factory that can house workers who are not employed by the owner or lessee of the factory; as well as both on-site and off-site workers.

For industrial/warehouse developments, up to 40% of the gross floor area can be used for ancillary uses such as offices, toilets, canteen or workers' dormitories.

Please refer to the Schedule of Administrative Fees for applicable administrative fees.  

The URA application requirements include, amongst others, approvals from technical agencies and endorsement from landowners (e.g. JTC). Hence, all applications on JTC land will be subjected to JTC’s approval.

With effect from 20 November 2017, the Subletting Policy will apply to Secondary Workers Dormitories. Space occupied by such dormitories will form part of the allowable sublet quantum and subletting fees will apply.

For further enquiries, please call our Contact Centre Hotline at 1800 568 7000 or email us.​

Schedule of Administrative Fees

S/N Description Fees for Applications Submitted
via Customer Service Portal
Fees for Hardcopy Applications
a. Application for Subletting / Subletting Renewal No Charge $588.50
(GST-inclusive)
b. Application for Change / Extension of Use
c. Application for Factory-Converted Dormitory
d. Application for Registered Address
e. Application for Transfer of Tenancy
f. Application for Assignment of Lease
g. Application for Tenancy Renewal
h. Application for Premature Termination of Tenancy
i. Application for Lease Renewal No Charge $1,177.00
(GST-inclusive)
j. Application for Non-exclusive and Limited Religious Use in B1 Industrial Facility N.A. $588.50
(GST-inclusive)

The administrative fee will be charged at the point of submission of your application and it is non-refundable. The administrative fee will be reflected in your Statement of Account.

References

The following are some useful references that you may refer to when you apply for JTC's premises or manage your existing tenancies or leases with JTC.

Consent for Solar Deployment

In response to the Government’s drive to increase the use of solar-generated energy as a renewable energy source and the increasing interest from our lessees, we have reviewed our policies to facilitate the solar deployment on site. The policy was formulated after consultations with stakeholders and industry experts.

Going forward, lessees on JTC land can apply for a Consent for Solar Deployment if they intend to open up their rooftops for solar deployment by third party solar vendors. JTC will not charge any application or any other fees. To promote the viability of the solar deployment, the consent granted will be valid for up to the remaining lease term of the lessee less six months. Upon assignment or termination, the consent will end. If the assignee would like to continue partnering the solar vendor, he would be required to seek a fresh consent from JTC.

The application form is available here (file size: 58KB).