Planning on renting a flat? Do you want to move closer to your work without the commitment of buying a flat? Whatever your reason, renting a flat in Singapore is a fairly easy affair.
How much time does it take to find a rental flat and move in?
Once you’ve found a rental property that matches your needs, it will only take you at most seven weeks before you can move in. Finding a rental property and negotiating terms with the landlord are often the most challenging parts of the process, especially for newcomers.
To make it easier for you to follow the steps in renting a flat, we’ve prepared an easy-to-follow timeline of the renting process.
HDB Rental Procedure: Tenant’s Timeline
|Week 1||Step 1: Prepare your rental requirements.|
|Weeks 2-3||Step 2: Search for a suitable property and view the unit.|
|Week 5||Step 3: Negotiate with the landlord and secure the flat.|
|Week 6||Step 4: Sign the Tenancy Agreement.|
|Week 7||Step 5: Move into your new rental unit.|
|One month upon moving in, based on what was agreed on in the TA||Step 6: Observe the unit’s status during the problem-free period.|