What should i know before rent a room/house in Singapore?

Property agent

A property agent is an individual who is licensed to represent a tenant/buyer or a landlord/seller in a property transaction. You can find all the licensed property agents in Singapore at CEA (Council for Estate Agencies).

What is agent fee or commission?

A fee charged by a property agent in a property transaction.

How much is the agent fee?

There is no a fixed rate, as per market practice, 0.5 to 1 month rent depends on the lease. Half month rent for 1 year lease and 1 month rent for 2 years lease. It is negotiable.

Do I need to engage an agent to rent a room/house in Singapore?

There is no rule or law for this. Landlord and tenant can make a deal without agent involved.

I am a tenant, do I need to pay agent fee?

Yes, if the agent is representing you, which mean she is helping you to find a place for rent. No, if she is not representing you, which mean she is helping the landlord to find a tenant. (You don't need to pay agent fee on iLiveSG.com)

I am a tenant, do I need to pay agent fee if I rent a room/house on iLiveSG.com?

No, you don’t, all the listings here are either posted by owners/landlords or agents representing landlords (landlord’s agent).

I am a landlord, do I need to pay any fee if I post a room/house for rent on iLiveSG.com?

No, you don’t. It's free to post and contact. Tenants will be contacting you directly.

Do I need to pay agent fee for the room/house I rent from an agent on iLiveSG.com?

No, you don’t, as they are representing landlords.

Are you sure all the listings on iLiveSG.com are no agent fee?

Yes, we’re sure about this. All the posters (landlords and agents) are well aware that no agent fee will be charged on tenant before they post a room/house for rent listing.

Someone charge me agent fee on iLiveSG.com.

This is forbidden on iLiveSG.com. If you encountered this, please report to us at abuse[at]iLiveSG.com.

Is it free to use iLiveSG.com?

Yes, it's totally free. Free to post, free to search and free to contact. We don’t hide the contact info or apply any early access or priority pass kind of things.

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