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Home sharing still up in the Airbnb

14 Nov 2016

The sharing economy is here to stay and Singapore should legalise short-term rentals selectively, with controls to prevent abuse

If home sharing were a plant, it would be a cactus - a godsend and easy to grow for some, unconventional and irksome to others, but above all, thorny.

The debate on whether to legalise short-term home rentals in Singapore has gone on for a while now, ...

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Complaints over rentals jump as home sharing takes hold

14 Nov 2016

High-rise private apartment condominiums in the Scotts Road and Cairnhill area.

High-rise private apartment condominiums in the Scotts Road and Cairnhill area. PHOTO: ST FILE

469 grouses over short-term rentals of private homes in first 9 months; action taken against 63

The year is not yet over and more complaints on unauthorised short-term rentals of homes by property owners or their tenants have already been made, even as the ho...

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BUSINESS Tech Disruption Comes to Real Estate Sector: Should property agents be worried?

14 Nov 2016

​Likening the arrival of digital real estate platforms to the technological disruptions that other industries such as transportation have seen, one property agent tells Channel NewsAsia: "We will have to embrace it whether we like it or not."

SINGAPORE: When she wanted to sell her flat along Hougang Avenue 4 earlier this year, Ms Lee and her husband engaged a property agent and at the sa...

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