Short Term Rentals of Less than 6 Months are Illegal in Singapore

This has been illegal under URA rules for short term rentals less than 6 months in duration but is now legislated. Such homes are being listed on popular websites like Airbnb. Owners of private properties violating this law face a maximum fine of $200k and up to 1 year jail time. A major factor in this decision has to do with privacy and the sanctity valued by owners of private properties and complaints have gone up by 60% according to a CNA report. But the government is studying the option of creating a new category of homes that can be used for short term rental but for now its illegal.

To read more:

Channel News Asia Report: Short Term Rentals of Private Property Illegal but Govt Mulling

Straits Times Report: Parliament - Short Term Home Rentals Illegal Under New Law

New Paper Report: Short term home rentals like Airbnb now illegal, government looking at changes