Subletting your premises

Subletting happens when the space in your premise is being used by another business. The business is 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 and we will only consider applications for subletting to businesses.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.