Increase in Maximum Tenancy Period For Renting Out Of HDB Flat/ Bedroom(s) to Non-Malaysian Non-Citizen Tenants
From 1 January 2019, flat owners applying to rent out their flat or bedroom(s) to non-Malaysian non-citizen tenants will be allowed to rent out to a maximum of 2 years, up from the current 1.5 years.
2 This revision will give flat owners greater flexibility to secure a longer tenancy period with non-citizen tenants who may have work/ immigration passes that are valid for a longer period of 2 years. The maximum tenancy period where all the tenants are Singapore Citizens and/ or Malaysians remains unchanged, at 3 years.
3 The revised tenancy period will apply to all renting out of flat or bedroom(s) applications involving non-Malaysian non-citizen tenants that are received by HDB on or after 1 January 2019.
4 Flat owners who are currently renting out their flat or bedroom(s) to non-Malaysian non-citizen tenants with HDB’s approval may continue to do so for the remaining approved duration.
5 Information on HDB’s policies and procedures about renting out of flat and bedroom(s) can be found on the HDB InfoWEB (www.hdb.gov.sg/rentingoutinfo).