Stamp duty must be paid on the consideration or market value of the estate interest transferred, whichever is greater, at BSD rates. It is also possible to take everything online. You can sign the lease online via Speedmanage, a web solution from SPEEDHOME. The formula for calculating the stamp duty on the rental contract is 0.25% x D, the D (monthly rent x number of months) + (pre-rental for the period / non-refundable deposit) + (10% x refund x number of years of contract). As in this example (rent of RM1,700 per month), the final stamp tax is as follows: To reduce the frequency of stamp duty, people used to pay a large amount as an interest-free deposit with the nominal rent. For late deposit, a fee of HK$310 is charged. With a copy of the notification that will be returned after confirmation, you will be entitled to take legal action to claim the rent if necessary. Do you use an agent to get in touch with the tenant, and does the tenant have an agent? If this is the case, agents are advised to make this part of the agreement. For landlords, it is a common concern to wonder if their tenants have paid their stamp fee on the lease.. . .