HDB, URA release more rental data

HDB, URA release more rental data

The authorities are releasing more information on rentals to help landlords and tenants get a fuller picture of their options.

The rental data on private and public housing will be made available by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Housing Board (HDB) respectively on their websites.

The move, said the agencies yesterday, is aimed at providing timely information on rentals and helping people make informed decisions before signing a contract.

Those thinking of renting out an HDB flat, for instance, are now able to check the monthly rental for a particular room type at a specified block and road, if the transaction was done within the past year. They would also be privy to when the lease was taken up.

To protect the privacy of owners, unit details, such as the level and floor area, are not given.

Previously, information on HDB rentals was restricted to the median amount, and broken down by town and flat type.

As for private properties, one is now able to check the monthly rental for a unit in a particular condominium or executive condominium and landed home, from as far back as the start of this year.

Such data includes the number of bedrooms if they are non-landed units, size of the place, street name and postal district.

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