Paying more rent for a bigger house to fit work from home needs the new norm?

Mr Sayjel Patel with his wife Joy and their 17-month-old daughter Eleanor in their rented three-bedroom condo unit in River Valley.
Mr Sayjel Patel with his wife Joy and their 17-month-old daughter Eleanor in their rented three-bedroom condo unit in River Valley.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Canadian national Sayjel Patel and wife Joy have had to radically reassess their property needs in the wake of the work from home trend that has rapidly taken hold.

The couple used to rent a one-bedder in Eunos for $2,000 a month when Mr Patel was a researcher at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) before relocating to Dubai in 2018.

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