Eligibility criteria for Property Owners
Eligibility criteria are also applied for landlords. The entire HDB flat can only be rent to Singapore citizens and not others. In addition to this, five years minimum occupation period (MOP) must be met before the whole apartment can be rent out.
In contrast, HDB bedrooms can be sublet by both Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents but it is only applied to three-rooms or bigger flats. Within the seven days of subletting commencement date, they must register any subletting with HDB.
You must write your requests and requirements clearly in the LOI. Example of request like a new sofa, a new washing machine or a new bed, etc. Once the landlord has signed the LOI, the letter bound the landlord to meet your requests.
- Fully Furnished (F/Furn) or Partially Furnished (P/Furn)
The house that you rent may be fully furnished with all white goods (dryer, washer, refrigerator etc.), furniture and all necessary electronic equipment.
Apartments that are partially furnished or houses may come with only white goods, lighting, curtains, and other loose items. You can request a fully furnished house or get your items of requirements even when the house is partially furnished during viewing. Negotiation on all these criteria will determine the definite rental amount.