You've got it spot on. The HDB rental flats can be rented ONLY by Singaporeans and even then, you salary cannot be above a certain amount as it should be as it is to cater for Singaporean who are at the lowest rungs of society. They are not allowed to sublet them, even to other Singaporeans (this I know for fact as my nephew and his new wife and baby were evicted from a similar scenerio early this year (the wife doesn't have PR yet so he cannot apply for a flat in both of they names). They are not allowed to move other people into the flat with them unless they have been also okay'd by HDB. It's not meant for "Expats" who should only come here if they have offers that will allow themselves to afford to live in this country. They have not been banished to Singapore, they come here of their own free will. They should do their homework "before" getting on the plane.bruinbear wrote:Yeah 1+1 are known as 1 room or 2 room flats. Sub-letting such flats is illegal. I hear that enforcement by the Govt here is on the rise because there have been many complaints.
The minimum size of HDB flats which are owned by Singaporeans should be called 3-room flats. These have 2 rooms, a living room, kitchen and usually 1 toilet. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I would suspect two people working together, one as the agent and the Landlord making an excuse he didn't know the rules, con trick, sit tight until you get your money or report it. You move you will see nothing and they will have another sucker ready to move in.samkh wrote:Hi everyone and Hi Positano,
Thanks for the information. I am in a problem still. The owner has asked to vacate the house within this monthend(July end). And according to him, he cannot give any amount now, and will return my advance in two or three instalments in two to three months. I cannot believe him. He has said he will give in writing.
Please guide me whether, I have to approach SCT now, or after getting Writing from him and if he fails to pay. The owner is fearing that he might loose the house if he doesn't remove me and he himself stays when HDB officer visits again. Agent didn't give me Namecard, he might be some part timer. The contarct isn't got stamped.
Your valuable guidance will be very much helpful to me.
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