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Occupying an HDB during minimum occupancy period

Postby bradybjr » Tue, 08 Jan 2019 5:02 am

Hello all,

I am relocating to work in Singapore on an EP. My girlfriend is Singaporean and her family has a spare HDB that hasn't yet met the minimum occupancy period (MOP). However they are allowing me to stay there free of charge.

I'm not quite sure if I would be able to register this as my primary address to the MoM for Employment Pass issuance. I was looking into the HDB policies and it mentions that occupants can only be direct family members of the owner (sibling, spouse, in-laws, etc.)

Do I have any options? I can search for other places if needed but I also would like to take advantage of this opportunity if possible.

Thanks and cheers!

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Re: Occupying an HDB during minimum occupancy period

Postby bro75 » Tue, 08 Jan 2019 9:16 am

how big is the hdb unit? I believe the hdb owner is allowed to rent out a room if the hdb is a certain size and configuration, regardless of MOP status and subject to maximum number of occupants.

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Re: Occupying an HDB during minimum occupancy period

Postby bradybjr » Tue, 08 Jan 2019 9:53 am

The unit is 2bdrm, not sure it is exempt from MOP. What makes it especially confusing is that I would just be living there, just as an occupant, not as a tenant.

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Re: Occupying an HDB during minimum occupancy period

Postby therat » Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:08 am

It should not be an issue. Basically is like letting a friend a place to stay. No rental out of goodwill

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Re: Occupying an HDB during minimum occupancy period

Postby bradybjr » Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:24 am

I suppose my primary concern is this page from the HDB site:

https://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/resid ... de=preview

"Proposed occupiers must be your immediate family members. They can be your:
Spouse, Children or adopted children
Parents or parents-in-law
Siblings"

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Re: Occupying an HDB during minimum occupancy period

Postby therat » Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:35 am

Actually they should be the one who should worry.

It is a 2 rm hdb. Still within 5 yrs MOP.

During ur stay , it will not count as MOP. The 5 yrs MOP will extend according how long you stay there.

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