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When you rent a private property, you are required to give a Letter of Intent. This letter is a proposal from a tenant to the landlord to lease the property with the conditions set by you. By signing the document the landlord accepts the conditions, which normally has been agreed verbally beforehand. The tenant typically gives the landlord one month's rental as a good faith deposit at this point.

For the lease of HDB properties, you are required to give a one or two months deposit for a one or two years lease respectively with a minimum rental period of 6 months. If the landlord has accepted your deposit and then asked you to move out, the landlord is in breach of the tenancy agreement.You may wish to check with the listing agent on this.

You may refer to our renting guide here: https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/property-guides/your-housing-guide-to-renting-in-singapore-5347

Hope this answers your question.

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