Can I rent out my HDB before MOP?

Can I rent out my HDB before MOP?

Title: Renting Out Your HDB Before and After MOP: Guidelines and Considerations


As a new HDB owner, you may be wondering about the possibility of renting out your HDB flat before the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) expires. Let's explore the guidelines and considerations surrounding this topic.

Before MOP: Renting Out Rooms During the MOP, while you are required to reside in the entire flat, you do have the option to rent out individual rooms within the flat. This means that you can generate rental income by leasing out one or more rooms to tenants. Renting out rooms can be a viable solution if you need additional financial support or prefer to have some privacy while sharing your living space.

After MOP: Seeking Approval from HDB Once the MOP is fulfilled, you have more flexibility in renting out your entire HDB flat. However, it is important to note that you still need to seek approval from the Housing and Development Board (HDB) before proceeding. HDB evaluates each application on a case-by-case basis and considers factors such as your circumstances and compliance with the eligibility criteria.

It's crucial to highlight that only Singapore Citizens are allowed to rent out their HDB flats. Singapore Permanent Resident flat owners, unfortunately, do not have the privilege to do so. This restriction is in place to ensure that HDB flats primarily serve the housing needs of Singaporean citizens.

When seeking approval to rent out your HDB flat after the MOP, you will need to provide supporting documents to substantiate your situation. This can include reasons such as work relocation, medical conditions, or changes in family circumstances that prevent you from occupying the flat as your primary residence. It is important to be transparent and provide accurate information to strengthen your application.

In need of expert guidance for your rental concerns or navigating the HDB regulations? Look no further! As a seasoned realtor, I am here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you have questions about renting out rooms before MOP or seeking approval to rent out your HDB flat after MOP, I can provide personalized advice and help you with the application process. Contact me today to discuss your specific rental needs and let's work together to find the best solutions for you.

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