HDB flat tenancy period for non-Malaysian non-citizens to extend to 2 years

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Flat owners will be allowed to rent out their flat or bedrooms to non-Malaysian non-citizen tenants up to a maximum of two years from 1 January.

This is up from the current limit of 1.5 years, said the Housing Development Board (HDB) in a media release on Tuesday (18 December). The revised tenancy period will apply to all applications received by HDB on or after 1 January.

The revision will allow flat owners more flexibility to secure a longer tenancy period with non-citizen tenants, some of whom may have work/immigration passes that are valid for a longer period of two years.

For cases in which all tenants are Singapore citizens or Malaysians, or both, the maximum tenancy period remains unchanged at three years.

Flat owners who are currently renting out their flat or bedrooms to non-Malaysian non-citizen tenants with HDB’s approval may continue to do so for the remaining approved duration.

Information on HDB’s policies and procedures about renting out of flat and bedrooms can be found on the HDB InfoWEB website.

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