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Post by just arrived » Mon, 30 Aug 2004 9:30 am

I've just arrived here...and..

I'm wondering whether when renting HDB flats that we will always have to share with the owner (the Singapore citizen who owns the HDB flats and currently living there).


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Post by Guest » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 1:23 am

Nope not always, you can rent an HDB flat without the owner being there but one bedroom will be locked. Don't ask me why I have no clue, but I do have the experience of renting two HDB flat where the owner was not residing.


Post by Guest » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 2:01 am

It depends on whether the unit is HDB approved or not. They come and go very fast though, so you have to make a decision quite fast. Otherwise you might miss the deal.

If it is approved, you can rent the whole unit without the owner residing and all rooms will be yours for the lease.

Contact the admin and they can help you with your search


Post by why? » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 12:44 pm

Why would one room be locked if you are renting the apartment?


Post by Guest » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 12:48 pm

One room should be locked because that means that owner "use" it - so you "don't" live there alone
you also can rent an hdb flat without owners if they are abroad
like we do

just arrived


Post by just arrived » Sat, 04 Sep 2004 11:41 am

i need a place in Jurong area, district 22 i believe since i'm gonna work in jurong island


Post by dear » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 11:05 pm

Hi just arrived,

R u still intending to rent room at Jurong area? If yes, pls email me at yvonne22@singnet.com.sg


change of mind

Post by myname » Mon, 15 Nov 2004 12:35 am

i recently signed a new contract for a new place but haven't gotten the keys yet because i have yet to fully pay the owner. i have given the owner the required one month's deposit. can i still change my mind with regards to renting the place and getting my deposit back? please help.


Post by sorry » Mon, 15 Nov 2004 1:54 am

certainly you can change your mind but likely you have to kiss your money goodbye.....cos since you agreed to rent, the owner has stopped looking and there is opportunity cost to your landlord . But if he/she is a nice person, maybe he/she will return partial.. To think he/she super nice then there must be something else he/she wants from you..... :wink:

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