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Application for Flat Rental
Flat owners who wish to rent out their flat must be Singapore Citizens. Singapore Permanent Residents are not allowed to rent out their flat.
2. MINIMUM OCCUPATION PERIOD
Singapore Citizen flat owners who wish to rent out their flat must meet a 3- or 5-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) as follows:
Non-subsidised flat (flat purchased from the open market without a CPF Housing Grant) and the application to buy the flat was received by HDB before 30 Aug 2010
Non-subsidised flat (flat purchased from the open market without a CPF Housing Grant) and the application to buy the flat was received by HDB on or after 30 Aug 2010.
Subsidised flat (flat purchased directly from HDB or from the open market with a CPF Housing Grant).
The MOP is computed from the date of purchase of the flat if the SC flat owners who rent out the flat are the original purchasers. If there was a transfer of flat ownership, the MOP is computed from the effective date of the transfer of flat ownership, or the date the owner was included as an authorised occupier of the flat. After a resale of part-share, the owners have to meet a fresh MOP computed from the effective date of resale.
Flat owners who rent out their flat to one or more non-Malaysian non-citizens will be subject to the Non-Citizen Quota for Renting Out of Flat. When the Non-Citizen Quota in a neighbourhood or block is reached, flat owners cannot apply to rent out their flat to non-Malaysian non-citizens. They can only rent out their flat to Singaporeans or Malaysians.
* Non-Citizens are defined as SPRs and foreigners (excluding Malaysians for both groups).
b. Owners or tenants of HDB public rental flats, except for
Owners/tenants who are divorced/legally separated. However, only one of the divorced/legally separated parties is eligible to rent an HDB flat on the open market;
Owners who are eligible to rent out their whole HDB flat. However, they must rent out their own flat within one month after they have rented an HDB flat from other flat owner, failing which they are required to resume occupation of their own flat; or