Renting a Property in Singapore

Renting a Property in Singapore

Finding the right rental house with your budget can be a challenging task, but here are some tips that may help:

Determine your budget

Before you start looking for rental houses, it's important to determine how much you can afford to spend on rent each month. Ideally, your rent should not exceed 30% of your monthly income.

Make a list of your requirements

Make a list of the things you need and want in a rental house, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, proximity to public transportation, and whether or not pets are allowed.

Research online

Start your search online by browsing real estate websites and rental listings. Many websites allow you to filter your search results by location, price, and other criteria.

Consult with a real estate agent

A real estate agent can help you find rental houses that fit your budget and requirements. They may also have access to rental listings that are not publicly advertised.

Schedule viewings

Once you have identified rental houses that you are interested in, schedule viewings to see them in person. Take note of the condition of the house, the neighborhood, and any potential issues that may affect your living experience.

Negotiate the rent

If you find a rental house that you like but the rent is slightly above your budget, try negotiating with the landlord. Check the median rental at URA website to see the average current rent of a specific condo project.

Read the lease carefully

Before signing a lease, read it carefully and make sure you understand all the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask the landlord or a real estate agent for clarification.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of finding the right rental house that fits your budget and requirements.

10 Mar 2023
Singapore Expats