I got my new place. Signed a one year lease. Now, I need to get it stamped, ideally in a day, so I can apply for the tax relief on rental. Two Questions follow.
I read that I can do it online via eStamp. I went to the website to look. To do that, you need to have a E-stamp account if you're a business, or a E-Tax account or digital certificate if you are an individual. I'm not a business so lets rule out the first option.
To apply for E-Tax, there's processing time as I'll get my password in my mail. I don't know how to get a digital certificate.
Question one: What is the fastest way, as in within a day, to get my lease agreement stamped. I don't know what is a digital certificate. And going to Stamp Office at Wan Chai takes a day. Alternatively, can I ask my friend who has a E-Tax account to stamped it for me?
Question two: I'm doing this without the owner knowing. If I do go to Stamp Office, would I be able to get my lease stamped without the owner present? Yes, I myself will be paying the 0.25% of the total lease.