Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind. That includes your pets.
More often than not, you encounter properties in Singapore that would be perfect for you in all aspects, except that they don’t accommodate your furpal. This is a common tribulation pet-owners bump into while apartment hunting.
Many landlords in Singapore don’t want to go through the hassle of accommodating pets because not all pawrents are responsible — think along the lines of noise complaints or property damages. To save you from tedious housing research, here is a list of places to look into if you're trying to find pet-friendly apartments for rent in Singapore.
Local co-living spaces
Before you start the hunt, we rounded up some tips for you to consider that might come in handy when you need to narrow down your search. The first and probably most promising place to look, would be in co-living companies.
Not only do these companies provide pet-friendly apartments, their prices can also be value for money with all-inclusive rent and maintenance taken care of. If you’re looking for a hassle-free place, finding a home in a co-living space is a great option for you.
At Hmlet, we offer pet-friendly studios and apartments. These are scattered around the Newtown, Tiong Bahru, Bukit Timah and Tanjong Pagar area. Specifically, our pet-friendly homes are Hmlet Portofino, Hmlet Tiong Bahru Road and Hmlet Duet.
Depending on where you choose, our homes are close to amenities that'll be good for your pet. We also have Hmlet Hamilton, our newest kid on the block that is also pet-friendly. This property is well decked out, spacious and comes with a rooftop that's over 5,000sqm in size.
CP residence, like Hmlet, also offers specially-curated rooms around Singapore. You can opt for bedroom apartments or single studios. Locations where their properties are situated include Boon Keng, Bukit Timah and Tiong Bahru. Facilities and amenities are all included.
It can be nerve wracking to make a big commitment like signing a yearly lease. That's why their short-term leases are great for pet-owners who want to try the co-living lifestyle for the first time.
Property listing platforms
Property listing platforms have endless options for you to choose from, even though you might wind up with little support should your landlord be blasé about pets. But if you're lucky, you might find a landlord who is just as into pets, which will make them likely to be more understanding.
The list of properties posted on these platforms typically get updated every few weeks as landlords around Singapore have access to posting available properties throughout the year.
No surprises here, 99.co lists properties you can buy, rent and sell. If you're buying a property, then you're have total freedom to own a pet and to suit your needs.
If you're choosing to rent a property versus buying, then it can be a little tricky to find the perfect place for you since you'll have to look for a place that you like first and only find out if they're pet-friendly once you've placed your interest. having said that, we found that inserting pet-friendly in your search bar doesn't yield the best results.
Another usual suspect, PropertyGuru, will widen your search for a pet-friendly home. A special component, only in PropertyGuru, is its larger variety in the types of housing it offers. PropertyGuru posts available condominiums, HDB (public housing), and landed properties.
You can also dive deeper into properties that are in specific locations. PropertyGuru also caters to the user by allowing you to filter through properties by their conditions. This includes budget, location preferences and distance from the nearest train station. We didn't find a filter for pet-friendly properties. However, we did find that keying in the words pet-friendly in the search bar, did surface some options.
Service apartments can fall onto the more pricier end of the pet-friendly home spectrum. Despite this, they are worth looking into if you find one that falls into your budget. Spaces in service apartments tend to be larger as compared to hotels.
This can give your pet the freedom to move around leisurely without having to worry about bringing them for a stroll outdoors. Unlike co-living spaces, you don’t have to share spaces. This gives you more flexibility to customise your area and make it more comfortable for you and your pet.
Some service apartments in Singapore include Orchard Park Suites, Orchard Scotts Residence and of course, Hmlet Cantonment.
All in all, there are plenty of properties in Singapore that are pet-friendly. If you come across a property that doesn't explicitly say if they're pet-friendly or not, all you have to do is drop an email or text to the landlord.
At Hmlet, we welcome you and your best furpal(s). Get in touch to schedule a viewing and see if you and your pet can be happy with us. No obligations, just come check out our spaces for yourself!