Singapore Expats

Rentals for 'large' families

Discuss about where to live, renting a property, tenancy issues, property trend and property investment in Singapore.
Post Reply
devangibhuta
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 11:16 am

Rentals for 'large' families

Post by devangibhuta » Mon, 17 Sep 2018 3:07 pm

The lease of our current (2 bedroom) place expires this year and we are in the market for renting a bigger (3+ bedrooms) place.

Most agents ask the number of tenants (we are 6 of us - couple, child, in laws and helper). And I have noticed that they do not revert back.

Is it because of the number of people? My husband and I never faced this problem earlier

Search By



omshastry
Member
Member
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 7:42 pm

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by omshastry » Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:04 am

Or maybe because the LL doesn’t want your nationality (known issue).

User avatar
abbby
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1964
Joined: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 3:00 am
Answers: 2
Location: Tiny Island

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by abbby » Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:57 am

I would think now it's the owners market so they get to choose the preferred profile and demographics. To the owners and agent, the lesser occupants the better.. possibly less wear and tear and less problems.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. - Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

User avatar
PNGMK
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9066
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Sinkapore

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 25 Nov 2022 1:13 am

Lie.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6211
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 25 Nov 2022 1:56 am

devangibhuta wrote:
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 3:07 pm
The lease of our current (2 bedroom) place expires this year and we are in the market for renting a bigger (3+ bedrooms) place.

Most agents ask the number of tenants (we are 6 of us - couple, child, in laws and helper). And I have noticed that they do not revert back.

Is it because of the number of people? My husband and I never faced this problem earlier
More than anything, I'm curious how you fit six people in two bedrooms. Must be a very tight squeeze.

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6211
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 25 Nov 2022 1:57 am

omshastry wrote:
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:04 am
Or maybe because the LL doesn’t want your nationality (known issue).
Highly possible, racism in the property market is rampant, and any anti-discrimination policies are unenforceable.

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6211
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 25 Nov 2022 1:59 am

abbby wrote:
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:57 am
I would think now it's the owners market so they get to choose the preferred profile and demographics. To the owners and agent, the lesser occupants the better.. possibly less wear and tear and less problems.
Yeah, with rent prices soaring it is absolutely the LL's market. You make a good point about wear and tear, I believe in general LLs prefer fuss-free renters, so they likely prefer smaller groups with no pets/children.

OttieTheOtter
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 2:58 pm

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by OttieTheOtter » Sun, 18 Dec 2022 4:36 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 1:57 am
omshastry wrote:
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:04 am
Or maybe because the LL doesn’t want your nationality (known issue).
Highly possible, racism in the property market is rampant, and any anti-discrimination policies are unenforceable.
Would agree with your post. Do you know who moderates this forum? They apper to selectively censor posts on this topic.

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6211
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 22 Dec 2022 1:47 am

OttieTheOtter wrote:
Sun, 18 Dec 2022 4:36 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 1:57 am
omshastry wrote:
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:04 am
Or maybe because the LL doesn’t want your nationality (known issue).
Highly possible, racism in the property market is rampant, and any anti-discrimination policies are unenforceable.
Would agree with your post. Do you know who moderates this forum? They apper to selectively censor posts on this topic.
Don't know much about censorship, haven't encountered any issues personally and I've been here for around 3 years. Not sure how many mods there are exactly, but SMS is pretty much the gatekeeper here. You can tell as their usernames are a different color and the word moderator is stated on the same line.

OttieTheOtter
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 2:58 pm

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by OttieTheOtter » Tue, 27 Dec 2022 7:07 am

Thanks. Fairly new here. Now I know.

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6211
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: Rentals for 'large' families

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 28 Dec 2022 1:43 am

OttieTheOtter wrote:
Tue, 27 Dec 2022 7:07 am
Thanks. Fairly new here. Now I know.
No worries!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Property Talk, Housing & Rental”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest