Renting in Singapore can be a bit confusing, especially if you are new here. Whilst it isn’t absolutely necessary to get your own agent if you wish to do it all yourself, we recommend getting one for your own benefit.
A property agent can help you out with the following –
- Researching available properties
- Making recommendations on what neighbourhoods and properties best fit your criteria
- Scheduling viewings
- Advising you on rental rates, and negotiating with the landlord and/or landlord’s agent, on your behalf
- Assisting with all the necessary paperwork, including answering any queries you have about the tenancy agreement
- Handling other tenancy related formalities including paying Stamp Duty
- Some agents (including Greyloft) assist with conducting a property condition report. We strongly recommend this as the rental deposit in Singapore is held by your landlord & is only released back to the tenant at the end of the lease. Having a thorough report documenting defects or issues in the house at the time of moving in can reduce disputes at the end of the tenancy & protect your rental deposit.
- Representing you throughout the duration of the tenancy, especially in case of any disputes (please do note that not all agents do this)
For a detailed answer to this question we recommend you read this blog article – Why should you engage a property agent?