05 Dec '17, 8am

Two charged for short-term rentals via Airbnb; first such prosecution in Singapore

SINGAPORE: In the first such prosecution in Singapore, two men were charged on Tuesday (Dec 5) for allegedly renting out four condominium units for short-term accommodation via online homestay network Airbnb. The minimum rental period for private homes here is three months , meaning typical short-term lettings on platforms like Airbnb are prohibited under rules by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Terence Tan En Wei, 35, and Yao Song Liang, 34, face four charges each under the Planning Act. Both are expected to plead guilty to the charges in January. They are accused of letting out the units situated in three different blocks at D’leedon Condominium at 9 Leedon Heights in the Farrer Road area. The premises “was occupied by the same person(s) for a period of less than six consecutive months in return for the payment of rent,” in breach of regulations, court documents...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/two-charged...

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