Subletting your premises

Subletting occurs when you allow your premises to be tenanted and used by other businesses.  These businesses will be considered as your sub-tenants. 

JTC only allows subletting for its lessees.  JTC tenants are not allowed to sublet any of their space, except to related businesses. See 'Subletting to related businesses' below. 

Subletting for lessees

JTC lessees should fully occupy and utilise 100% of their Gross Floor Area (GFA) for their own business needs and operations.  However, where there is excess space available in the short term e.g. during lull business periods, JTC lessees may apply to JTC for permission to sublet such space, up to 30% of the overall GFA.  Such subletting shall be considered by JTC on a case-by-case basis for a period of no longer than three years.  Failure to obtain JTC’s approval to sublet shall be considered as a breach of the lessee’s lease conditions.  To find out how to apply to JTC for approval to sublet, click here.

Subletting to related businesses

Where the lessee’s space is used by related businesses, this shall not be considered within the 30% GFA limit permitted for subletting.  Related businesses are defined as those undertaking a related business to the lessee’s operations, where:
- The lessee owns more than 50% of the related business's shareholding; or
- The related business owns more than 50% of the lessee's shareholding

Lessees who wish to sublet to related businesses are required to obtain approval from JTC.

Subletting for tenants

Subletting by tenants in a high-rise development or workshop is not permitted, unless it is to related businesses. 

For the avoidance of doubt, JTC reserves the right to terminate all lessees and tenancies, and recover the land and space, or to impose higher sublet fees, where proper approval of subletting has not been obtained.

 

Things to note for the application:

  • For subletting to related businesses, the maximum subletting term is within the duration of your current tenancy/lease.
  • For subletting to non-related businesses, the maximum subletting term is 3 years or the duration of your current tenancy/lease, 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 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:
Applying for subletting

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

To encourage the use of digital services, the application processing fee of $550 or $1,100 (excl. GST) is temporarily waived for applications submitted through our online portals.

We will inform you of the outcome of your application through the customer service portal, SMS and email within 7 working days of your submission.

Subletting fee

The subletting fee is payable through GIRO.

We will inform you of the subletting fee for the full period in our sublet consent letter. For late sublet applications, a higher sublet fee may be charged. 

Further details can be found in our "Subletting your Premises" guide.

Renewing your subletting term

Log in to the customer service portal to submit your subletting renewal application. You can do so 6 months before your subletting term expires.

We will inform you of the outcome of your application through the customer service portal, SMS and email within 7 working days of your submission.

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.