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Renting Out Your Flat/ Bedroom

Subletting your flat or bedrooms can be an additional option for you to monetise your flat and generate income for your retirement needs. Find out what eligibility conditions you need to fulfil in order to qualify for subletting. You may also refer to the subletting leaflet for more information.

Subletting of whole flat 

Minimum occupation period

If you* wish to sublet your flat, you are required to fulfil the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) of 5 years. If your flat is non-subsidised (purchased from the open market without a Housing Grant) and purchased before 30 August 2010, the MOP is 3 years.

The MOP is computed from the date of purchase of the flat if you are the original purchaser. If there was a resale of part-share or transfer of flat ownership, the MOP is computed from the effective date of the resale of part-share/transfer of flat ownership, or the date the owner was included as an authorised occupier of the flat.

You may print HDB’s confirmation of your eligibility to sublet your flat by logging in with your SingPass at ‘My HDBPage’ > My Flat > Purchased Flat - Subletting > Subletting of Whole Flat.

*   SPR flat owners are not allowed to sublet their flat.

Non-Citizen (NC) Quota for subletting of flat

If you wish to sublet your flat to any non-Malaysian NCs*, do take note that your flat subletting application will be subject to the NC quota for subletting of flat.

* This refers to Singapore Permanent Residents and foreigners.

Find out more about the eligibility terms and conditions on subletting your flat.

Subletting of bedrooms

As the owner of a 3-room or bigger flat, you may sublet your spare bedrooms without prior approval from us. However, you must:

  • Register the subletting with us within 7 days from the commencement date of the subletting;
  • Continue to live in the flat during the subletting period, along with the authorised occupiers; and
  • Comply with other subletting conditions

Find out more about the eligibility terms and conditions on subletting your bedrooms.