In this case, you are considered a subtenant. The current Tenancy Agreement binds the main tenant to the landlord but not you. The main tenant has already placed a deposit when she signed the Tenancy Agreement with the landlord. As such, there is no need for you to pay the deposit. However, upon renewal of the Tenancy Agreement, you can request to include your name in the Tenancy Agreement.
For an HDB flat, the landlord must register your name with HDB to be recognised as a subtenant. You must also rent the room for at least 6 months per application.
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