The Story In 60 Seconds Increase in reports of brothels being operated out of residential apartments Landlords, agents or tenants of these brothels are liable to charges under the Women’s Charter unless able to prove that they had no knowledge that the premises were being used as a brothel (difficult) A fine of up to S$3,000 or an imprisonment term for the maximum of 3 years, or both, may be imposed if you are first-time offender Landlord in this situation can obtain a Magistrate’s Order to receive possession of your property should the errant tenant refuse to do so Take precautions by conducting the proper checks on a prospective tenant before renting out your property There have been reports of an increasing number of illegal brothels operating out of residential apartments

There has been an increasing number of newspaper reports reporting the operation of unlicensed brothels in residential housing …