Note: HDB terms "renting" the whole flat as "subletting" the whole flat
Only Singapore Citizens are allowed to sublet the entire HDB flat.
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) are not allowed to sublet their flat.
If you are the original purchaser, the MOP is computed from the date of purchase of the flat
If there has been a transfer of flat ownership, the MOP is computed from the effective date of the transfer of flat ownership, or the date the owner was included as an authorised occupier of the flat.
After a resale of part-share, the owners have to meet a fresh MOP computed from the effective date of resale.
You can print the confirmation of your eligibility to sublet the whole flat through My HDBPage.
(Log in with your SingPass and go to: My Flat > Purchased Flat – Subletting > Subletting of Whole Flat.)
You will have to consider the Non-Citizen Quota for Subletting of Flat if any subtenant renting your flat is a non-Malaysian non-citizen (Singapore Permanent Resident or foreigner).
If the quota is reached, you can only sublet your flat to Singaporeans and Malaysians.
You may use HDB e-Service to check if your flat can be sublet to non-Malaysian non-citizens.
Subtenants must be any of the following:
You can check online if your subtenant's documents are valid:
If you are renting out the flat to a company to house its employees, the employees must also meet the above eligibility conditions for subtenants.
|Flat Type||Maximum Number of Subtenants|
1-room and 2-room
4-room and bigger
Minimum rental period is 6 months. Maximum rental period is 3 years for Singaporeans or Malaysians, and 2 years for non-Malaysian non-citizen.
Subtenants must not be tenants or owners of other HDB flats unless they are:
Subtenants must not be owners of Executive Condominium units where the 5-year MOP has not been met.
Please call HDB Branch Office 1800 225 5432 if you need any clarifications
Private residential properties must be rented out for periods of at least three consecutive months. They may not be used for short-term rentals on a daily or weekly basis. In addition, property owners must meet the following conditions when renting out their properties.
Any internal partitioning works carried out on the property must not compromise the nature of the property as a single self-sufficient residential unit with essential features such as a living/dining area and kitchen.
With effect from 15 May 2017, the maximum number of unrelated occupants that may be accommodated in a property is six.
Please check the validity of your tenants' documents