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Long Term Social Pass - Legal to Rent Room?

Post by calvink » Mon, 19 Sep 2011 7:21 pm

Can someone advise on the =subject

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 19 Sep 2011 8:14 pm

calvink wrote:Can someone advise on the =subject
Not sure of the letter of the law but IIRC, no.
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Post by calvink » Mon, 19 Sep 2011 8:41 pm

Sorry not quite sure what u meant by the letter of the law or IIRC...could you explain that [/quote]

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 19 Sep 2011 9:13 pm

calvink wrote:Sorry not quite sure what u meant by the letter of the law or IIRC...could you explain that
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I don't know the exact law but If I Remember Correctly, you need to have residency--PR, citizenship, work/employment pass to be able to rent legally.
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Post by beppi » Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:00 pm

I think LTVP allows renting - otherwise those with an EPEC, here on LTVP and looking for a job, could not rent and that would defeat the purpose ...

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:13 pm

Couldn't let it rest so I found reference: http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10323p.nsf ... enDocument

Citizenship
Subtenants must be :
a. Singapore citizens; or
b. Singapore permanent residents; or
c. Non-citizens legally residing in Singapore [holders of Employment Passes, S Passes, Work Permits, Student Passes, Dependant Passes, Professional Visit Passes, Long Term Social Visit Passes (6 months and above)].
*Construction workers who are Work Permit holders should be Malaysians.
So, you can rent a room if you're on LT(S)VP, with caveats.
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 20 Sep 2011 8:23 am

From what I know, and was briefed by JTC, for a rental, you can let anybody stay, as long as they have a valid visa, to be in Singapore, SVP/LTVP/and all passes... but ..... you can't make your house a dorm ..

I asked this, from JTC, about visiting relatives, and if they can they stay over or I need to put them in hotels ...

A long as your don't make it a business, or a nosy neighbour suspects you are running a hostel, i.e. not violating the law in terms of occupants etc (ah, yes, a lot are violating, but don't be one of them .. ) you are ok.

And the rental of "room" doesn't need approval from HDB, as it is covered under paying guest system

Anyway, if you are on LTVP, the issue is, the landlords will try to squeeze you for every $ .. and then find innovative ways to hold back your deposit .. and you have no legal recourse as it is considered a private arrangement between two parties.

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Post by fxman » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:49 pm

LTSVP ?? Why not? Even people on just a short term social visit passes are renting local apartments. It depends mostly on the landlord's preference of the tenant.

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Post by beppi » Tue, 04 Oct 2011 4:48 am

fxman wrote:LTSVP ?? Why not? Even people on just a short term social visit passes are renting local apartments. It depends mostly on the landlord's preference of the tenant.
It (renting to short-term pass holders) depends mostly on the willingness to do something illegal to earn a few $ - read the law above! And yes: There are such landlords, but would you trust them not to do something illegal towards you (e.g. with your deposit)?

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 04 Oct 2011 5:07 am

^^^ +1

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