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What is subletting?

Subletting happens when the space in your premise is being used by another business. The business will be known as your subtenant.

Subletting requires JTC's consent. Find out how to apply here. Do note that subletting without our consent is a breach for which we may exercise our rights to terminate your tenancy/lease agreement.

 

Subletting for tenants

You are only allowed to sublet to related businesses.

We recognise the following as related businesses:

  • A business in which you own more than 50% shareholding
  • A business which owns more than 50% of your company's shares

 

Subletting for lessees

If you are a lessee of land or land-based facilities, you can sublet to related and non-related businesses. For non-related businesses, you can sublet up to 30% of your Gross Floor Area.

If you are a lessee of space in a high-rise development/workshop, you can sublet to related businesses but not non-related businesses.

 

Application & Fees

Things to note for the application:

  • For subletting to related businesses, the maximum subletting term is until your current tenancy/lease expiry date.
  • For subletting to non-related businesses, the maximum subletting term is 3 years or till your current tenancy/lease expiry date, whichever expires earlier.
  • Your subtenant’s usage must abide by our usage guidelines and other Government Agencies' rules and regulations (e.g. URA’s 60:40 space usage regulation).
  • Subletting for pure office use only is not permitted (i.e. any office usage must support the manufacturing operations within the sublet space).
  • Subletting open land is not permitted.
  • You must submit a floor plan indicating the area you intend to sublet, or if alterations have been made to the floor plan. You may sketch on existing building plans to indicate the area you intend to sublet.
    • You must submit your subtenant’s:
    • Most updated business profile from Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
    • Advisory for Industrial Allocation from the National Environment Agency's (NEA) Development Control and Licensing Department (DCLD)
    • Land Transport Authority's (LTA) Land Use Proposal Form, if the subtenant's usage includes warehousing
    • Approval for storage of petroleum and flammable material from Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), if your subtenant's usage involves such material and exceeds allowed quantities
    • National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC) form, if your subtenant's usage involves chemicals on Jurong Island sites
    • Application Form for use of Waterfront Sites, if your premises is a waterfront site
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    Applying for subletting

    Log in to the customer service portal to submit your application.

    For straightforward cases, we will inform you of the outcome of your application through the customer service portal, SMS or email within 7 working days of your full submission of required information and documents. For cases which require further assessment, we will liaise with you separately on the required processing time.

     

    Subletting fee

    The subletting fee is payable by you through GIRO.

    We will let you know the subletting fee for the entire period in our sublet consent letter. For late sublet applications, a higher sublet fee may be charged.

    If we detect another business registered at or operating on your premises, we will send you a link to submit a declaration (via FormSG) within 14 working days. If you fail to respond within the stipulated timeframe, we are entitled to terminate your tenancy/lease agreement or charge you a higher sublet fee to regularise the breach.

    Further details are in our guide on "Subletting your Premises" which you can find here.

     

    Renewing your subletting term

    Log in to the customer service portal to submit your subletting renewal application. You can do so 3 months before your subletting term expires.

    For straightforward cases, we will inform you of the outcome of your application through the customer service portal, SMS or email within 7 working days of your full submission of required information and documents. For cases which require further assessment, we will liaise with you separately on the required processing time.

     

    Terminating your subletting term

    Log in to the customer service portal to submit your subletting termination notification.

    You must ensure that your subtenant can vacate your premises by the effective termination date. You will be billed up to the end of the month of the effective termination date.

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​​​​ (236.5KB)

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 a minumum 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 DCLD Advisory

Please ensure that you have obtained advisory from Development Control and Licensing Department (DCLD) for the Assignee's/ Transferee's (Buyer's) proposed usage, before submitting your application to JTC.

You may download the DCLD 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 refuelling 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 DCLD’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 (DCLD) 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 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

  • Minimum 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 minimum assignment prohibition periods are as follows:

    Minimum 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 minimum 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.
    • 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 1 year from the date JTC rejects exercising the right. If the assignment to other parties within the 1 year 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 IG/84932T (9.8MB)
2. Memorandum of Lease IG/84914P (8.27MB)
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)
13. Guideline on Site Return (310KB)

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 existing registered tenant (Transferor) to another party (Transferee).

Generally, transfer of tenancies are not allowed as tenancies are short-term and can be terminated any time by giving the minimum notice period or rent-in-lieu as stated in the tenancy agreement.

However, recognising that changes in business structure or corporate re-organisation may require a transfer of tenancy, applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Such cases include:

  • Inclusion or withdrawal of partner(s) or shareholder(s) within firms (for sole-proprietorship or partnership); Conversion of sole-proprietorship to partnership and vice versa. This may involve family members.
  • Conversion of legal entities from one type of entity to another, where the types of entities include Sole-Proprietorship, Partnership, Private Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.
  • Corporate re-organisation or restructuring of business that results in a transfer of business to a wholly-owned subsidiary, sister company, parent company or related company within the same group
  • Transfer to a joint venture company where the Transferor holds more than 50% shareholding in the joint venture company

Obtaining DCLD Advisory

Please ensure that you have obtained the advisory from Development Control and Licensing Department (DCLD) for the transferee's (buyer's) proposed usage, before submitting your application to JTC.

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

Guidelines for Transfer of Tenancy

A transfer of tenancy may be considered if the following guidelines are met:

  • 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 50% 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 (DCLD) 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.

  • Security Deposit

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

  • Rental Payable

    There will be no revision to the Transferee's rent. Transferee will not be allowed to submit an application to change its authorised use for the remainder of the tenancy term.

  • Date which JTC regards the Transferee as the tenant

    The date of effect will be the 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 (e.g. Date of possession etc.)

  • Tenancy Term

    The Transferee will take over the remaining tenancy term.

  • 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 (e.g. cooling tower, condenser unit, store room) tied to the industrial unit and serving that industrial unit will also be transferred.

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.

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 (695KB) on EBS. Data of the soil and groundwater samples tested are also to be submitted in accordance to these templates (Dutch Standard 2000 version (112.9KB), Dutch Standard 2009 version (99.9KB)). 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 (23.6KB).

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 DCLD’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 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).

More information on solar deployment business models is available here (file size: 1.6MB).

Quantitative Risk Assessment

A Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) may be required by the Major Hazards Department (MHD) if any new premises or existing premises undergoing modifications/expansions are transporting/handling/storing hazardous or flammable materials.

For QRAs where the iso-contours affect JTC's land, JTC's Requirements for QRA Reports supplement MHD's Revised QRA Guidelines Criteria. In gist, when JTC’s land is affected by a QRA, consultants should try to confine the injury risk iso-contour within the boundary of the subject site containing the source.

For more details, please refer to JTC's Requirements for QRA Reports.