Two Singaporeans charged for renting out four condo units via Airbnb

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.

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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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Chuan-Jin Chen

Chuan-Jin Chen

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I am now Speaker of Parliament of Sureboh Singapore. I will speak a lot and write a lot of friendly-friendly stories about Singapore.

I love to run around Singapore and meet old cardboard ladies.

When you see me, you must bow to me please.