NO SHORT-TERM RENTALS ALLOWED
Private residential properties or their rooms within the premises should not be rented out on a short-term basis for less than 3 consecutive months.
Leasing of the whole unit or subletting of rooms for residential purposes is only allowed for long-term stays of 6 months or more if these conditions are met:
- No internal partitioning works that alter the layout of the property to create more rooms. Such overcrowding can pose safety concerns.
- Each occupant should have at least 10 sqm of space.
- The maximum number of occupants in a residential unit is 6. This applies to all persons residing within your home. Unrelated occupants refer to any persons who are not part of the same family unit. Domestic caregivers hired by a family are considered part of the same family unit.
VERIFY IMMIGRATION / EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION OF TENANTS
Homeowners who wish to rent their premises to foreigners are required to exercise due diligence in checking the status of their prospective foreign tenants to ensure that they are in Singapore legally.
Before renting your room, flat or house, you are required to carry out the following THREE mandatory checks:
- Check the tenant’s ORIGINAL immigration pass and/or work pass.
- Cross-check the particulars of his pass against the particulars on his ORIGINAL passport.
- Verify the validity of his pass either by checking with the issuing authority, which is the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) OR the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).