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 starting from 1 January 2019.
In a press release on Tuesday (18 December), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) noted that 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.
Meanwhile, the maximum tenancy period where all the tenants are Singapore Citizens and/or Malaysians remains unchanged, at 3 years.
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.
The board added that 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.