The rental volume may also be slightly lower in 2021, dipping about 5 per cent year-on-year

Condo and HDB rents, leasing volume rise in October

SINGAPORE – Leas for both Real estate Board apartments and condominium units continued to increase in October, while rental volume grew for the 2nd month running, according to blink data from realty portal SRX Property released on Wednesday (Nov 11).

HDB rental volumes climbed 13.9 per cent month on month to an estimated 1,734 devices in October, from 1,523 systems the month before.

Rental volumes for condominiums also climbed, by 6.3 percent month on month. An approximated 4,409 systems were leased in October, compared with 4,148 units in September.

Ms. Christine Sunlight, head of research and also working as a consultant at OrangeTee & Tie claimed the increase in rental quantity can partially be credited to the new restrictions on designers re-issuing choices to acquire (OTPs) announced on Sept 28.

Under the terms of a typical OTP, customers of brand-new private homes like Jadescape have three weeks to book their right to buy a home from a programmer in return for a cash downpayment, which depends on 5 per cent of the cost of the unit. If the purchaser does not work out the right to acquire, he may waive 25 per cent of the booking cost.

However, some designers had been reissuing OTPs to buyers, providing more time to align the funds needed to make the purchase, and also stay clear of paying the extra buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD).

” As the majority of customers have not been provided an expansion of their OTPs, some have actually marketed their houses to stay clear of paying the ABSD when they acquired a new condominium. They have actually consequently rented a unit while they wait on the completion of their brand-new home,” Ms Sun claimed.

Meanwhile, HDB rental fees inched up 0.7 per cent from September, climbing for a 4th straight month. They are up 0.8 percent year on year but still down 13.7 per cent from their optimal in August 2013.

Condo rents bordered up 0.3 per cent from September, additionally climbing up for the fourth successive month. They are up by the exact same rate year on year however still 16.8 percent less than their peak in January 2013.

Year on year, rental quantities for HDB apartments are still down by 12.1 per cent, and 8.9 percent lower than the five-year ordinary volume for the month.

When it comes to apartments, the overall number of leases is 4.1 per cent lower than in October 2019 but 5.8 percent higher than the five-year typical volume for the month.

Ms Sun kept in mind that there is still substantial uncertainty in the economic situation and the employment expectation continues to be weak for lots of fields.

” The global financial weakness may require even more task cuts in the coming months. An additional reduction in foreign employment will certainly continue to influence the leasing market adversely,” she stated.

” For that reason, the rental quantity might be slightly reduced in 2021, dipping regarding 5 percent year-on-year. Rental fees might dip around 2 to 4 per cent next year.”

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