Renting Property

Private properties approved for residential use may not be used for short-term rentals on a daily or weekly basis. Private residential properties must be rented out for at least three consecutive months. If you own a private property and wish to rent it out, you have to adhere to the following rules.

With effect from 15 May 2017, the maximum number of unrelated occupants that may be accommodated in a property is six.

This applies to all persons residing within your home. Unrelated occupants refer to any persons who are not part of the same family unit.

Domestic caregivers hired by a family are considered part of the same family unit.

Example: A family of four intends to rent out a part of their home. They will only be able to accommodate two additional persons.

For multi-generational families, including any domestic workers and caregivers that may be hired to serve in such families, are considered as part of the same family unit.

Example: A family of five has a domestic worker and a caregiver. They are considered as part of the same family unit and are not subject to the occupancy cap.

Employees of the same company are not considered related occupants and will be subject to the occupancy cap.

Cut-off date for all tenancies above the occupancy cap

If you have already signed a tenancy for seven or eight persons before 15 May 2017, it may run its course until the cut-off date of 15 May 2019. This will apply to all tenancies regardless of their contracted end-date.


Any internal partitioning works carried out on the property must not compromise the nature of the property as a single self-sufficient residential unit with essential features such as a living/dining area and kitchen.