What is a Letter of Intent?

What is a Letter of Intent?

The Letter of Intent in Singapore typically serves as an intermediary between viewing the property and negotiations, and formally signing the Tenancy Agreement. This is a non-binding agreement stating your interest to rent an apartment. This is generally accompanied by … Continued
Can I move to Singapore with my pet?

Can I move to Singapore with my pet?

Yes, but there are rules that apply to keeping pets, and these will depend on the condo you choose. Some condos only allow smaller breeds, and of course, there will be a limit on how many dogs you can keep, … Continued
What are the best areas to live in Singapore?

What are the best areas to live in Singapore?

Deciding where to live in Singapore can be a bit overwhelming when you first arrive. According to polls, the most popular places for expatriates to settle are Orchard, Tanglin, Bukit Timah, Katong and Holland Village. Increasingly, many expatriates are choosing … Continued
Where are the best areas to live in Singapore as a family? 

Where are the best areas to live in Singapore as a family? 

Here are a few family-friendly neighbourhoods to consider when moving to Singapore. Sentosa: Sentosa Island quickly rings an entertainment bell to any expat’s ears for good reasons. Boasting a stretch of beaches dotted with swaying palm trees, topnotch restaurants, quaint cafes and … Continued
What are the differences between a condo and a landed house? 

What are the differences between a condo and a landed house? 

Singapore offers magnificent luxury condos, but you can also enjoy your own, exclusive landed house. Condominiums are private developments, ranging in size, where the separate units/apartments are individually owned, but the amenities like swimming pool, gym, BBQ pits are shared. … Continued
What is a tenancy agreement? 

What is a tenancy agreement? 

A Tenancy Agreement is a formal letter to indicate the Landlord’s terms and conditions on letting out his property. You and your respective agents will have to sign it. Most Tenancy Agreements include clauses relating to the right and responsibilities … Continued
How do I protect my security deposit? 

How do I protect my security deposit? 

Sometimes called a damage deposit, the security deposit is a sum of money passed to your Landlord, usually when you sign your Tenancy Agreement. To protect your security deposit, follow these steps: Pay your rent on time and in full … Continued
How does renting a condo in Singapore work? 

How does renting a condo in Singapore work? 

If you are an expat coming to stay in Singapore for a short while,  then renting a Singapore condominium is the standard option. You need to consider where in Singapore you are going to work, where your spouse would be … Continued
What is a Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP)?

What is a Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP)?

In Singapore, all buildings need government-authorised approval before they can be occupied, which is where the TOP comes in the picture.  The Temporary Occupation Permit or TOP is a temporary permit, which allows the owner to occupy the building. As an owner … Continued
What is a typical lease period for a property in Singapore? 

What is a typical lease period for a property in Singapore? 

In Singapore, the typical lease period ranges from 12 to 24 months with or without an option to renew the lease. The lease renewal is usually for another 1 to 2 years. For the lease renewal option, the landlord would … Continued