The minimum rental period for private homes in Singapore is 3 months. This means that short-term rental platforms like Airbnb are not legal under the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) rules.
Yesterday (5 December), 2 men, 35 year old Terence Tan En Wei, and 34 year old Yao Song Liang were charged for renting out 4 condominium units on Airbnb. They both face four charges each under the Planning Act.
The units that they rented out are located in 3 different blocks at D’leedon Condominium at 9 Leedon Heights.
Under the Planning Act, it is an offence to use a property for short-term accommodation with permission from URA.
First time offenders may be fined up to S$200,000, and in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine of up to S$10,000 for every day or part of a day during which the offence continues after conviction.
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