Regulations for Renting Out Your Flat
Non-Citizen Quota for Renting Out of Flat
If you are a non-Malaysian non-citizen (Singapore Permanent Resident or foreigner) renting the HDB flat, you will be subject to the Non-Citizen Quota for Renting Out of Flat. The quota is to help maintain a good ethnic mix in HDB estates. Malaysians are not subject to this quota in view of their close cultural and historical similarities with Singaporeans.
The quota is set at 8% at the neighbourhood level and 11% at the block level, and applicable if any tenant renting the flat is a non-Malaysian non-citizen. If the quota is reached, only Singaporeans and Malaysians can rent a flat in that neighbourhood/ block. This quota does not apply to the renting out of bedrooms.
You must rent an HDB flat/ bedroom for at least 6 months. Owners can apply to rent out flat/ bedrooms for a maximum period of 3 years per application if their tenants are all Singaporeans or Malaysians. For application involving non-Malaysian non-citizens, the maximum rental period per approval is 2 years.
Maximum number of tenants and occupants
Take note of the maximum number of tenants and occupants allowed in each flat when renting the flat/ bedrooms.
|Renting of Flat||Renting of Bedroom(s)|
|Flat Type||Maximum Number of tenants Allowed in Each Flat^||Maximum Number of Bedroom(s) Allowed||Maximum Number of Occupants* Allowed in Each Flat^|
|1-room and 2-room||4||Owners are not allowed to rent out the bedroom.|
|4-room and bigger||6||2||6|
* Include flat owners, authorised occupiers, and tenants
^ Only bedrooms originally constructed by HDB can be rented out. All other parts of the flat (including partitioned rooms) cannot be used as bedrooms for tenants.