The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority has launched a public consultation exercise (following one in 2015) on proposed regulation around the use of private residential properties as short-term accommodation, including qualifying criteria, requirements for homeowners to comply with, and management companies and short-term accommodation platforms can ensure compliance.

To differentiate residential properties from hotels, private rentals in Singapore currently require a minimum stay of three consecutive months.

In common with the rest of the world, the rise in homesharing has led to concerns over abuses, fire safety, lack of traceability of guests and the impact on local housing, and hotels and serviced apartment businesses have also lobbied for a regulatory level playing field.

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