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A Tenancy Agreement is usually valid for 1 or 2-years. If you are renting for 1 year, you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to one month's rent. For a 2-year lease, the deposit payable it equivalent to two months' rent.
Usually, for an expatriate tenant there is a diplomatic clause.
A diplomatic clause in a tenancy agreement where the landlord gives special permission to an expatriate tenant to terminate the tenancy before expiry in the event the tenant has to leave Singapore due to work assignment or layoff by the employer. It does not apply when the tenant resigns on his/her own accord. If you break the lease via a diplomatic clause, then the landlord must return the 2-month deposit. Otherwise, the landlord is entitled to forfeit the deposit.
Utilities are not included in the rent, You will have to subscribed to the different services on your own.
All types of private residential property are subjected to an occupancy cap of six unrelated persons per property. Unrelated persons refer to anyone who is not part of the same family unit. Domestic helpers are considered part of the same family unit. The occupancy cap also applies to tenants who sublet the property.
Do note private residential properties must be rented out for at least three consecutive months.
A landlord is required to check original NRIC or FINS of the tenants and occupiers for forgery and make copies, check photographs on NRICs or FINS against the actual persons to confirm identity and verify the validity of the passes with MOM database and/or ICA database. As an added due diligence, they may also ask for letter of employment from employer. This is to deter illegal immigrants or vice activities. This is required by the Council of Estate Agencies for compliance with the Immigration and Women's Charter.
You will find our rental guide here useful: https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/property-guides/singapore-expat-renting-guide-36336
Hope this answers your question.