The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has lowered the minimum stay duration to three months, from the current six months.
The revision takes immediate effect and applies to all private properties which have been approved for residential use. All occupants residing in such properties must fulfil a minimum stay duration of three consecutive months. Stay durations of less than three consecutive months, including short-term stays (e.g. those facilitated through home-sharing platforms) continue to be disallowed.
During URA’s public consultation exercise on short-term stays in 2015, a majority of respondents were supportive of a reduction in the minimum stay duration. URA had considered this feedback in deciding on the current change.