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askguru expert
Hi Anonymous, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

1. The agents with listings on our site represent the landlord. Agents are not allowed to do dual representation such as representing the landlord and tenant and collect commissions from both sides. As such, you are advised to look for your own agent. Do note that the minimum rental period for HDB flats and condominiums are 6 months and 3 months respectively. You will also be subjected to the Non-Citizen Quota and the maximum number of the allowable tenant when renting an HDB flat. There is also a stamp duty that you need to pay for the lease agreement. You will be required to furnish your student ID for the landlord to register your particulars with the HDB. You can read more about it here: https://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/residential/renting-a-flat/renting-from-the-open-market/regulations-for-renting-out-your-flat

For a private property, you will need to provide your particulars to the landlord. There is no need for registration. A stamp duty on lease agreement shall also apply. No more than 6 tenants are allowed in private properties. You can refer to URA's link here: https://www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Property/Residential/Renting-Property

2. Physical viewings can still be done with a maximum number of 5 persons including the agent and with safe distancing measures in place. The agent will be required to take down the contact details of prospective tenants for contact tracing purposes. Singapore is a relatively safe country. As long as you do not break the law, provide the necessary identifications, sign a lease agreement and do not use the property for immoral purposes, you will be alright. If you need help, you can engage an agent.

You can read 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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Aaron Chong
Hi, I would be most glad to assist you further and pls feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Hope to hear from you soon and have a great week ahead.

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Aaron Chong
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Alan Sng
HI,
May i suggest that you provide more of your requirements such as budget and number of people staying in the condo. This will allow us who have ready rental property to get in touch with you and you need not pay any commission to the agent.

Feel free to contact me at 92707548 to discuss further.

Thanks!

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