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askguru expert
Hi there!

When renting there are several costs that are borne by the tenant. In Malaysia, the tenant pays for the stamp duty fees - not the landlord/seller. Two other fees you should take into account when drafting your tenancy agreement are the administration fees and legal fees.

The administration fees are a one-time charge based on the monthly rental amount. Once again, this fee is paid by the tenant to the seller.

Take a look at the list of rates we’ve compiled for both, alongside the step-by-step calculations: https://www.propertyguru.com.my/property-guides/stamp-duty-and-administration-fee-for-tenancy-agreement-28223

This is another article which could be of interest to you as well. It also lists the typical rental process in Malaysia:

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Victor Lim
yes, tenancy agreement is bear by tenant. Not by owner. Read More


David Wong Lai Kwong
Hi Jamshed,
Yes, it is common practice that the stamp fees for the Tenancy Agreement is paid by the Tenant. For a RM1,700 per month tenancy of 1 year the stamp fee is RM72; for 2 & 3 years tenancy it is RM72 x 2 = RM144. Extra copy is RM10 per copy. Any administrative charges is up to the policy of the individual agency.
David Wong
QUANTUM Real Estate Read More