Category: Rental News

Hit by the recent BTO delays? Here are 12 rental options near Tampines, Clementi and Woodleigh

With the pandemic disrupting the construction sector and interrupting the flow of manpower, it’s no surprise that the timeline for property completion has been extended. Buyers at Tampines GreenCourt, Clementi NorthArc and Woodleigh Hillside received news that they need to wait three and six months more before their homes would be ready. This latest delay…

Rental tenancy agreement in Singapore – 5 things you must know

On paper, renting an apartment seems straightforward enough. You view a property within your budget that you like, you sign the tenancy agreement, and you move in.  Simple, right? Well, not quite. There are many horror stories from tenants who were forcibly evicted by nightmare landlords, and it seems a new case surfaces every couple…

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Tenants, here’s an effective 7-step plan to negotiate rent in SG

Tenants, if there is anything that you need to know before you rent, it’s this: rental rates are always negotiable. Not only is nothing set in stone, negotiation margins—the difference between asking price and the price the landlord is willing to accept—can be rather large, so it’s worth your while to negotiate before making your…

Are Hong Kong Investors Buying Singapore Properties Or Not?

Are we seeing more Hong Kong residents buying or renting properties in Singapore?

Even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, Hong Kong was already in crisis with pro-democracy street protests, curfew rumours and disruptions to commuters due to the controversial extradition bill of 2019. At the time, Bloomberg reported a surge from anxious expatriates sizing up schooling options beyond the former British colony to send…

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0.3% drop in condo prices, rising rents after last December’s cooling measures

URA has released the statistics for the private property market for Q1 2022. In general, prices of private residential properties have increased at a slower rate of 0.7% in the last quarter, compared to the 5.0% increase in Q4 2021. The slower price growth came on the back of last December’s cooling measures, which saw…

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Landlord allegedly punched tenant, forced him out after five days

Nightmare landlords are not something entirely new, especially when renting in Singapore, where the law generally favours landlords over tenants. However, all other nightmare landlords pale in comparison to this particular one, as attested by her unfortunate tenant, Mr Terrance Tham. He took to Facebook on 7 April in a desperate plea for help. His…

Operator-run HDB rental scheme for joint singles – take it or leave it?

HDB launched the Joint Singles Scheme Operator-Run (JSS-OR) Pilot on 17 December 2021. Not to be confused with the Joint Singles Scheme (JSS), the JSS-OR program is an alternative model that allows for singles to submit an application for rental housing, without first having to find a flatmate. In contrast, the JSS program requires you…

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