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More renting out homes illegally as 'hotels'

Many list illegal rentals on websites as HDB, URA investigate more cases

Published on Apr 29, 2014 10:17 AM
 
-- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

More people are renting out their homes for short periods, despite the growing awareness that it is illegal.

The Housing Board investigated 184 cases of short-term leasing in public flats last year, a 73 per cent increase from 106 cases the year before.

It also received around 45 complaints about suspected cases from 2012 to last year.

Violators may lose their flats and get fined if they are found guilty of renting out spaces for less than six months.

 
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