Eligibility conditions for renting a flat
 

Listed below are some eligibility criteria that are mandatory for renting a flat under the Public Rental Scheme.

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Citizenship Requirement

a) Family Scheme

 The applicant must be a Singapore citizen. There must be one other Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident in his basic family nucleus.


b) Joint Singles Scheme

 Both the applicant and listed occupier must be Singapore citizens.





Age Requirement

Applicant must be at least 21 years old.



Income Ceiling

Total household gross income must not exceed $1,500/- per month.



Eligibility Scheme

a) Family Nucleus

The applicant must have a proper family nucleus defined as follows:
  • Applicant and spouse
  • Applicant (if single) and parents
  • Applicant (if widowed/divorced) with children under legal custody
  • Fiancé and fiancée
  • Orphaned siblings (at least one of your deceased parents was Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident)

b) Joint Singles Scheme

An applicant who cannot form a family nucleus may apply under the Joint Singles Scheme:
  • Two single Singapore citizens who are at least 35 years old may jointly apply to rent a flat
  • Single persons who are widowed or orphaned (at least one of your deceased parents was Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident) and at least 21 years old
  • A Single person may be one of the following:
      • Unmarried person
      • Widowed person
      • Divorced person or
         
        Person separated from his/her spouse, with legal documents



    Property Ownership

    The applicant and the listed occupiers must not:
  • Own, or have an interest in a:
    • HDB flat
    • a Design, Build & Sell Scheme (DBSS) flat; or
  • Have disposed of such property within 30 months prior to the date of application.

The applicant and all persons listed in the application would be subject to an assessment of whether they can afford other housing options and whether they have family support.


Debarment

The applicant and all persons listed in the application must not have owned or sold two direct-purchase HDB flats in the open market.

The applicant and all persons listed in the application must not own, have an estate or interest in a private property (whether residential or otherwise and including private properties outside Singapore)/ an Executive Condominium (EC) Unit/HUDC flat/house/building/ land; or have disposed of such property at the point of application.

A person who has been barred under any of HDB/Government rules, regulations or policies will not be eligible to:
  • Apply for a rental flat under the Public Rental Scheme, or
  • Be listed as an occupier in the application



Existing HDB Tenants/Essential Occupiers

The applicant and the listed occupiers in the application must not be existing tenants/essential occupiers of HDB flats.



Family Support

Applicants with children who are able to provide accommodation for them in their own homes or whose children have the financial ability to provide alternative accommodation for them would not be eligible to rent HDB flats.


Last Updated on 03 Jan 2013