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
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
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.
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