NLP And HDB Rents Increase in January 2020 on Lower Volumes

12 February
Property Data
A. Non-Landed Private Residential Rental Market

1. January 2020 rents increase 0.9% from December 2019. CCR, RCR and OCR rents experienced 1.4%, 0.6% and 0.7% increases, respectively.

non landed private rental price index 2020 january

non landed private rental price index by region 2020 january

  • Year-on-year, rents increase 2.9% from January 2019.
  • Rents are down 15.6% from the peak in January 2013
  • Rents in all regions increase year-on-year: CCR by 3.7%, RCR by 3.0% and OCR by 2.2%.
2. Volumes decrease 4.9% month-on-month. An estimated 3,892 units were rented in January 2020 as compared to 4,094 units in December 2019.

non landed private rental volume 2020 january

  • Year-on-year, rental volumes are 22.5% lower.
  • Volumes are also 7.5% lower than the 5-year average volume for the month of January.
  • Breaking down by regions, in January 2020, 40.6% of the volume comes from OCR, 31.8% comes from RCR and 27.6% comes from CCR.

B. HDB Rental Market

1.   January 2020 HDB rents increase 0.8% from December 2019. 3 Room, 5 Room and Executive rents rise by 1.7%, 1.6% and 1.8% respectively, while 4 Room rents fall by 0.6%. 
According to Town Maturity, Mature Estates and Non-Mature Estates rents increase by 0.7% and 0.9% respectively.

hdb rental price index 2020 january

hdb rental price index by flat type 2020 january
  • Year-on-year, rents increase by 2.0%.
  • Rents are down 13.5% from the peak in August 2013.
  • All room types experience rent increases year-on-year: 3 Room by 3.0%, 4 Room by 1.3%, 5 Room by 1.6% and Executive by 2.7%.
  • Mature Estates and Non-Mature Estates rents increase year-on-year by 1.4% and 2.6%, respectively.
hdb rental price index by estate type 2020 january

hdb rental price index by estate type table 2020 january

2.   Volumes decrease 5.1% month-on-month. An estimated 1,653 HDB flats are rented in January 2020 versus 1,741 units in December 2019.

hdb rental volume 2020 january
  • Year-on-year rental volumes decrease 22.5% from January 2019.
  • Volumes are also 14.4% lower than the 5-year average volume for the month of January.
  • Breaking down by room types, in January 2020, 35.0% of total rental volume comes from 4 Room, 34.7% from 3 Room, 24.5% from 5 Room and 5.7% from Executive.
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