Housing for foreigners
Not sure of whether you should rent a service apartment, a condo or buy one for the long term? And the rough estimates of the different options? No worries, we are here to help.
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Let’s find your new home
Singapore has a set of regulations on which properties are allowed to be leased to foreigners. Apart from finding you and your family the right property, we specialize in ensuring that your tenancy agreement is fair and protects your rights. We do all it takes to ensure that you move into your new home comfortably. Here’s our suite of services:
Why move to Singapore?
Top Asian City for Expatriates
Singapore boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the world. On top of a zero-tolerance policy to drugs, illegal riots and protests, laws are strictly enforced to assure a safe environment for all.
Singapore’s internationally-recognised education system consistently ranks high in the global charts. From preschool to university education, your child will not fall short of receiving top-tiered learning whichever stage they are.
Bloomberg ranked Singapore’s healthcare system as the world’s most efficient, and said the country is the healthiest in the world. There are plenty of public and private health institutions to choose from, and the service is reasonably priced as long as you are insured.
Singapore is one of the best cities for business due to a stable government, strong currency, high-quality infrastructure and a motivated workforce. This is on top of the fact that English is the most commonly spoken language among locals.
Singapore’s Changi Airport, often recognised as the World’s Best Airport, is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia. Benefit from the country’s good international relations, and expect many direct flights to other major hubs around the world.
We're your best choice.
Viewings & Virtual Tours
Your convenience, our priority
Choose to view homes in person or virtually at your convenience. Upon short-listing your preferred properties, you can:
- Arrange for a physical on-site viewing
- Schedule a video call with the agent who will walk you through the unit, answering all your questions
Efficient process, open communication
Get matched to homes with good landlords, and expect clear communication bridged by our agents. Have your questions answered fast and be comforted by how easy your stay will be.
FREE CLEANING SERVICE
Pristine move-in condition, on us
Prior to your move-in, we will ensure that your unit is neat and spotless with our complimentary cleaning services. Just let us know your move-in date, and we’ll have it ready for you.
RELOCATING TO SINGAPORE
Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? We’ve got the answers. If you don’t see your question here, drop us a message. We’re happy to assist.
Ideally, you should start planning early and prepare back-up plans in the event that things do not go according to plan. We recommend that you start making enquiries and appointing service providers a minimum of three months prior to your planned moving date.
Yes, certainly. Ohmyhome recognises relocations as a significant and major change for most individuals and families. This is why we provide a one-stop shop that offers convenience, value and quality services to all our customers.
Generally, the supply of properties for rent in Singapore is good and you should be able to have a reasonable range of properties to select from especially if you are looking for a condominium. It usually takes only three to four weeks to locate a property and conclude the paperwork.
Step 1: Chat with us
Reach us on our live chat on the right bottom corner, we’re just a click away. Let us understand your needs.
Step 2: A real estate agent with expatriate home-finding will be assigned to you
Upon recognising your requirements, an agent with the relevant experience will be assigned to you.
From here, your agent should guide you to identify your needs. This will allow you and your family to have a careful think through, addressing any special concerns, priorities or questions you may have.
Step 3: Home-hunting begins
Your dedicated agent will research and identify suitable homes to ensure they meet your criteria prior to your arrival.
Step 4: Tour homes, physically or virtually
Depending on your availability, the agent will arrange viewing appointments with the representatives of the selected properties and accompany you to inspect them virtually or physically.
Step 5: Shortlist your favourite homes
Let your agent know which property appeals to you the most. If necessary, repeated viewing may be arranged for your final evaluation and decision.
Step 6: Make an offer
Your agent will help to draft your rental offer and terms to the landlord in a Letter Of Intent. This is accompanied with a holding deposit (equivalent to one month of rental) to indicate your interest in renting the property.
Step 7: Negotiating and finalising the lease
Your agent will assist with the ensuing negotiations on the tenancy terms with the landlord or landlord’s representatives. Upon conclusion, they will assist with lease signing, coordination of payment of the balance deposit/advance rental payments, and arrange for legal stamping of the documents.
Step 8: Prepare for the move-in
Your agent will assist in setting up the tenancy service contracts (if any), advise you on the application of various services (utilities, telephone, internet, etc.), and follow up with the landlord and/or landlord’s representative to coordinate a final date for property take-over.
Step 9: Settle in
During the take-over of the property from the landlord overseen by your agent, inventory lists and property condition reports will be prepared and documented. A 30-day defect warranty period is usually provided.
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