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Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

You can start your property hunt at least 3 months before you intend to move nearer to your school.

Persons who wish to rent bedrooms must be:
- Singapore Citizens
- Singapore Permanent Residents
- Non-citizens legally residing in Singapore who are holders of Employment Passes, S Passes, Work Permits, Student Passes, Dependant Passes, or Long-Term Social Visit Passes. These passes must have a validity period of at least 6 months as at the date of application. Work Permit holders from the construction, marine and process sectors must be Malaysians. Work Permit holders from the construction, marine and process sectors must be Malaysians when renting a room in an HDB flat. Your Work Permit must have a validity period of at least 6 months as at the date of application. Tourists are not allowed to rent any HDB flat/ bedroom.

Do note, 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.

Do note, the minimum rental period for an HDB flat is 6 months.

Hope this answers your question.

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