You can rent out your spare bedrooms if you own a 3-room or bigger flat. If you own a 1 or 2-room flat, you are not allowed to rent out your bedroom.
You are required to seek HDB's approval before the commencement of the tenancy. You must also inform us of any subsequent changes of any tenants’ particulars or when any of their tenants move out of the flat within 7 days of the occurrence. For inclusion of new proposed tenants, flat owners must obtain HDB’s approval before their new tenants may move into the flat. Read more about the application requirements.
Applications to rent out bedrooms can be submitted online via HDB’s e-services. The outcome of the application will be made known immediately. An administrative fee is payable with each application, at $10 per bedroom.
The number of bedrooms that flat owners can rent out and the maximum number of occupants allowed in each flat depends on the flat type as shown below:
* Occupants include 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.
Persons who wish to rent bedrooms must be:
Companies renting the flat or bedroom for their employees must ensure that the individuals meet our eligibility conditions for tenants.
You may verify the authenticity and validity of your tenant’s documents online:
Tenants must not be tenants of HDB public rental 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.