24 February 2024

What should I be aware of as a tenant?

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If you are new to Singapore, this guide will help you to understand the process of renting and might save you some trouble.

In addition to this guide, there are some specific rules related to HDB units:

  • You must be a Singapore citizen, a Singapore PR, or holder of an Employment Pass, S Pass, work permit, Student Pass, Dependant Pass, or Long-term Social Visit Pass with a remaining validity of at least 6 months;
  • You cannot rent a HDB unit if you are a tourist or if you already own a HDB unit or Executive Condo (some exceptions apply);
  • The minimum rental period is 6 months and the maximum is 3 years;
  • The landlord must be granted approval by the authorities, so you should make sure he/she did.

Recently listed HDB rental (whole units)

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For rent
No Agent Fee

3-room HDB

Avail. Apr 1, 2024

Clementi Ave 5 (D21)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

2 Beds / 2 Baths

Mary Dharmaraj

1 858 382 4006

4-room HDB photo
For rent
No Agent Fee

4-room HDB

Avail. Jan 30, 2024

Ang Mo Kio (D20)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

3 Beds / 2 Baths

Steve @PropNex

82244431

Blk149 photo
For rent
No Agent Fee

Blk149

2-room HDB (Avail. Feb 15, 2024)

Silat Ave (D03)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

Studio / 1 Bath

90089813

No photo available
For rent
No Agent Fee

356c

5-room HDB (Avail. Mar 4, 2024)

356c, Admiralty Drive (D27)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

4 Beds / 2 Baths

Nyen Siong

+6596413488

Recently listed room rentals in HDB units

3-room HDB photo
Room for rent

3-room HDB

Avail. Feb 24, 2024

Potong Pasir (D13)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

Private bathroom

Ong Stan @Penthousing

90286917

Block 550 photo
Room for rent
No Agent Fee

Block 550

4-room HDB (Avail. immed.)

Choa Chu Kang St 52 (D24)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

Shared bathroom

Wong Li

94493949

HDB Flat photo
Room for rent
No Agent Fee

HDB Flat

3-room HDB (Avail. immed.)

Yishun Street 21 (D27)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

Shared bathroom

Ew

+6593377137

No photo available
Room for rent
No Agent Fee

3-room HDB

Avail. Feb 2, 2024

Sumang Walk (D19)

S$

sqft / S$ psf

Private bathroom

C

+6593698269

What should I be aware of as a landlord?

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Have a look at our guide. Whether you are a rookie or an experienced landlord, you might still learn something you didn't know.

The HDB have some strict rules regulating the subletting of units:

  • You must be a Singapore citizen;
  • You must complete the minimum occupation period of 3 years if you did not get a CPF grant and bought the unit before Aug 30, 2012 or 5 years otherwise;
  • It is your responsibility to make sure your tenants are eligible (see criteria above);
  • You may not have more than 4, 6, and 9 tenants if you own a 1/2-room, 3-room, 4-room+ unit respectively;
  • Your tenants must be legally residing in Singapore;
  • Your tenants cannot sublet;
  • The minimum rental period is 6 months and the maximum is 3 years;

You will find here a complete list of rules regarding subletting of whole units.

If you do not want to rent the whole unit, but only a room, you do not need to get approval from the HDB:

You will find here a complete list of rules regarding subletting of rooms.

Attention: Unauthorized subletting is a serious offence and could lead the HDB to repossess your flat.

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