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
Where Can I Live for a Short Period of Time? 

Where Can I Live for a Short Period of Time? 

Serviced apartments are an ideal choice when you need somewhere to live for a short period, due to the lack of a long-term contract. You get all the same amenities you would at a hotel – swimming pool, gym, cleaning … Continued
Can I Break My Lease if I Need to Relocate Away from Singapore?

Can I Break My Lease if I Need to Relocate Away from Singapore?

In a country like Singapore, where people are arriving and leaving all the time, you may find yourself needing to exit your Tenancy Agreement in advance of the full term, to relocate or repatriate.  This is where the Diplomatic Clause can … Continued
What kind of properties can I rent with Greyloft?

What kind of properties can I rent with Greyloft?

Greyloft’s discovery engine currently only displays privately-owned condominiums, but we cater to all private properties including landed properties. If you are looking for landed properties, our agents will be able to help you once you get in touch with them.
Do Properties Come with Furniture and White Goods?

Do Properties Come with Furniture and White Goods?

Most properties come without furniture, but they do have white goods such as fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, etc. The majority of properties are fully furnished. 
How do I decide what the right budget is?

How do I decide what the right budget is?

Where you want to live depends on many things — accessibility, neighborhoods, and size of the apartment being some. We recommend that you take some time thinking about what you want from a property in Singapore, and we can guide … Continued
What is a Stamp Duty?

What is a Stamp Duty?

When renting a property, you’ll need to pay Stamp Duty. This is roughly equivalent to 0.4% of the total rental amount (i.e. monthly rental x the number of months). Your agent will collect the payment, before transferring it to IRAS … Continued
How long is a typical tenancy agreement?

How long is a typical tenancy agreement?

Most people in Singapore sign either a 1-year or 2-year lease. Whilst a 1-year lease gives you flexibility, a 2-year lease makes it easier to negotiate a better rental price and in most instances where your rental budget is over … Continued
Can Foreigners buy properties in Singapore?

Can Foreigners buy properties in Singapore?

Yes, Foreigners are allowed to buy properties in Singapore. They can buy Private condominiums however they are not allowed to buy landed properties except for landed properties in Sentosa Island. There are however certain restrictions on the number of condominiums … Continued