Rent HDB Flats in SingaporeLooking for a low-cost rental option in Singapore? Well, HDB flats could be the right choice for you. Here are a few things you should know before you begin.
HDB flats in Singapore are available for rent either directly from the Housing and Development Board (HDB), or from the open market. Those who choose to rent through the HDB will have to face several eligibility conditions, and this option is only open to Singapore citizens.
Selected areas of HDB flats in Singapore
For those looking for a relaxed atmosphere, the East Coast is the place to be, with the fabulous East Coast Park providing great beaches and is a great place for anyone looking to get away from the day-to-day hassle of the city. Try the Marine Parade area for proximity to the park.
If business is your number one priority, Orchard, River Valley, Newton and Outram Park all have thriving business districts close by, but few high quality HDB flats in this area available, instead, you will easily find high quality condominium around here. Of course, the price will be much higher than HDB flats.
Holland Village is a favorite amongst the youthful and the expatriate community, with many restaurants and bars close by to provide fun and entertainment.
Keep in mind
Check for proximity to the MRT, Singapore's train system and most popular means of public transportation. Although not really necessary, if you do happen to have a vehicle of your own, keep in mind that most of the HDB buildings have parking facilities but you need to buy the parking ticket seasonally.Many of the HDB flats in Singapore are old and there are corridors connect each unit. The privacy will be a critical concern when considering renting such flats. However, corner unit is always better choice but you need pay more for it.Another issue with these older flats is the air-conditioning. With tropical weather air-conditioning units can be the difference between pleasant or unbearable living conditions within the flat, so it's important you make sure the air-conditioning runs smoothly.