Increase in Maximum Tenancy Period For Renting Out Of HDB Flat/ Bedroom(s) to Non-Malaysian Non-Citizen Tenants

18 Dec 2018 –

From 1 January 2019, flat owners applying to rent out their flat or bedroom(s) to non-Malaysian non-citizen tenants will be allowed to rent out to a maximum of 2 years, up from the current 1.5 years.

This revision will give flat owners greater flexibility to secure a longer tenancy period with non-citizen tenants who may have work/ immigration passes that are valid for a longer period of 2 years. The maximum tenancy period where all the tenants are Singapore Citizens and/ or Malaysians remains unchanged, at 3 years.

Implementation Details

The revised tenancy period will apply to all renting out of flat or bedroom(s) applications involving non-Malaysian non-citizen tenants that are received by HDB on or after 1 January 2019.

Flat owners who are currently renting out their flat or bedroom(s) 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 bedroom(s) can be found on the HDB InfoWEB (

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