Student on internship - short term lease advice?

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Student on internship - short term lease advice?

Post by vpansare » Tue, 22 May 2012 7:50 am

Student here on an internship in Singapore from July-Oct this year. How realistic is it to get get a 1BR/studio for S$1500 a month? Location is not really important though I'll be working near NUS and occasionally Jurong. Thanks!

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 22 May 2012 8:32 am

A room. Flatshare.

Countless others have asked this. You may use the search function for more details.
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Post by beppi » Tue, 22 May 2012 4:46 pm

You are not allowed to rent residential property (neither 1BR/Studio nor a room in a flatshare as suggested above) without having a minimum 6-months visa.
Your only legal options are hotels (fleapits start at S$60, more reasonable ones at S$100/night) and Serviced Apartments (studios are S$2500/month and above), or bunking with friends free of charge.
It is not a good idea to break the rules in Singapore!

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 22 May 2012 5:07 pm

beppi wrote: without having a minimum 6-months visa.
Six months?!? I did not notice this right away!
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Post by beppi » Tue, 22 May 2012 5:13 pm

Yes, to legally rent residential property you need a residence visa (EP, WP, PR, PEP, SP, LTVP, DP) of minimum 6 months duration.
The landlord is responsible for checking and ensuring the persons residing in his property fulfil it. They can get into deep shit if they fail to do this, therefore no reasonable landlord would accept a tenant as the OP.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 May 2012 5:19 pm

So the solution is to have the school apply for his Student Pass and request a 6 month duration for the pass........
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Post by nutnut » Tue, 22 May 2012 5:56 pm

LMB Housing (google them) rent properties near NUS and are counted as Serviced Apartments, I beleive they do a lot of students in NUS, we used them when we came across a few years ago, not sure if they do a room let for $1500 a month though.

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