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

Only Singapore Citizens can rent out their HDB flats provided they have met their 5-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP).

Do note there are strict HDB rules and regulations that you must adhere to when renting a flat. You must register your particulars with HDB. The minimum rental period for each tenant must be 6 months per application. You may refer to HDB's link here: https://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/residential/renting-out-a-flat-bedroom/renting-out-your-flat/regulations-for-renting-out-your-flat

Persons who wish to rent HDB flats must be any of the following:
- 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 your application
- Work Permit holders from the construction, manufacturing, marine, and process sectors must be Malaysians
- Tourists are not allowed as tenants of HDB flats

Do note, the maximum number of tenants for a 1-room and 2-room flat is 4 and for a 3-room and bigger flat is 6.

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, you 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.

Hope this answers your question.

Best Regards,

Team PropertyGuru
Silvia Yang
Hi Sir/Madam

I am unable to assist you without further information (such as complete address, condition of the unit, facing, etc)
I will be glad to assist you finding the right tenant. I am well versed in rental and has done many rental transactions

Appreciate if you can contact me at (65) 96608508 or Silviayang8@gmail.com with details of your unit
or click here https://bit.ly/WaSilvia to whatsapp me for no obligation discussion
Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Silvia Yang

Senior Marketing Director
ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd
Mobile: (65) 9660 8508
Email: Silviayang8@gmail.com
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.

Regards
Aaron Chong
9730 8455
aaronchong2774@yahoo.com.sg
Taufik Hussein
Hi

In order to assist, I will need more information in regards to your unit. eg location. Do contact me at 93375051 for a free and non obligatory discussions on this.

Regards
Taufik Hussein
ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd