Hi everyone. I am currently renting a common room in a condo
and, due to personal reasons, I am planing to quit the rental after just 3 months. There was no contract signed and no tenancy term was specified when I took the room last December.
I already informed the master tenant about my intention to leave and have allowed a one-month notice period. He agreed.
I already signed up to rent in another flat and I do not think I can cancel that.
Now, the main tenant is worried that he will not be compliant with URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority)'s rule against short-term rentals of less than 6 months of private properties. We were not aware of that rule before this morning. His landlord's agent informed him about it.
Do you have any experience or advice about this? Any helpful response would be much appreciated.
The room was never offered for transients or for short-term rent. I, being the subtenant, am the one terminating the rent, so I am thinking that the main tenant nor the owner should have no liability as far as the 6-month rule goes. There is no contract signed between us (thus, no minimum tenancy terms agreed) and I am not aware if there are any laws prohibiting a tenant or subtenant from quitting a rental arrangement.