Singapore Citizens who have fulfilled the Minimum Occupation Period can rent out their flats.
Only Singapore Citizens are allowed to rent out the HDB flat. Singapore Permanent Resident flat owners are not allowed to do so.
You can rent out your flat after fulfilling the 5-year MOP. 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.
You can print the confirmation of your eligibility to rent out the whole flat through My HDBPage. (Log in with your SingPass and go to: My Flat > Purchased Flat – Renting Out of Flat)
If the quota is reached, you can only rent out your flat to Singaporeans and Malaysians.
You will have to consider the Non-Citizen Quota for Renting Out of Flat if any tenant renting your flat is a non-Malaysian non-citizen (Singapore Permanent Resident or foreigner). 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 whole flat is a non-Malaysian non-citizen (Singapore Permanent Resident or foreigner) . If the quota is reached, only Singaporeans and Malaysians can rent a flat in that neighbourhood/ block. Note that this quota does not apply to the rental of bedrooms.
You may use our e-Service to check if your flat can be rented out to non-Malaysian non-citizens. The e-Service can also be accessed via the HDB Map Services.
Check to see if your prospective tenants meet the eligibility criteria before you proceed with the rental.
Persons who wish to rent HDB flats must be any of the following:
You can check online if your tenant's documents are valid:
If you are renting out the flat to a company to house its employees, the employees must also meet the above eligibility conditions for tenants.
These are the maximum number of tenants allowed in each flat:
Total Number of tenants
1-room and 2-room
3-room and bigger
Tenants must not be tenants of public rental HDB flats or owners of other HDB flats unless they are:
Tenants must not be owners of Executive Condominium units where the 5-year MOP has not been met.