LASALLE Residences, St Patrick's House
You will find living at LASALLE Residences, St Patrick’s House, complementary to your experience at the Institution.
An art studio/workspace lets you work at leisure and the cosmopolitan environment of the Institution extends here as well. As the residences are open to international and local students of LASALLE, you will have ample opportunity to experience living with fellow students from around the world.
Located within the tranquil grounds of St Patrick’s School along Marine Parade, you will also be within walking distance of the East Coast Park beach. Transportation is convenient.
Our facilities at the hostel would include free wireless broadband internet access, use of kitchen facilities with refrigerators provided, use of art studio/workshop, recreation/tv room, basketball/badminton court, snacks and drinks vending machine and coin-operated washing machines and dryers.
Affordable monthly rental rates* start from S$380. Depending on your budget, you can choose from a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment, double sharing suite room, single rooms, double sharing and triple sharing rooms. All rooms are fully air conditioned.
*An additional 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) charge is applicable.
Click here [.pdf 290KB] for the latest room rates and application form.
For enquiries, please call or e-mail the Division of Student Administration.
For student hostel visit, booking is required. Contact LASALLE Residences (St Patrick's House) managing agent (+65) 6345 4869.
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Should you prefer private housing, you will find a wide choice of accommodation in Singapore. Based on your needs and budget, you can easily rent an apartment or room, be it in a private development or public housing estate.
The Division of Student Administration can help you get started on your house-hunt, advise you on locations to seek, and put you in touch with fellow students seeking housemates.
Before You Start
First, be honest about what you can afford. The rental market in Singapore has been rising over the past year. Good places offering good value are easily snapped up within days, even hours. Do your sums carefully, and work out what you can comfortably afford to pay for rent every month before you start looking.
To narrow your search, think about the location.
A fancy apartment in the city may be hard to resist, but you will need a budget to match. More affordable housing can be found away from the city centre. These areas are well served by Singapore’s extensive and affordable public bus and train system, and are well-worth considering.
How will you get to campus every day?
For your convenience, this is another factor to consider. Explore the bus and MRT routes from your prospective home. Check out the frequency and waiting times as well.
The following neighbourhoods are within walking distance to the campus:
Selegie, Bugis, Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut, Little India (Serangoon Road), Jalan Besar
The following neighbourhoods are a five to fifteen-minute commute to campus:
Orchard Road, Newton, Bukit Timah, Farrer Park, Boon Keng, Potong Pasir, Lavender
The following neighbourhoods are within a half hour’s commute to campus and may present much cheaper options:
Kallang, Aljunied, Geylang, MacPherson, Katong, Marine Parade, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, Queenstown, Holland Village, Balestier, St Michael’s, Toa Payoh
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What's Out There?
There is plenty to choose from. Use this table to make sense of your options.
||Average Monthly Rental
|Book a bed in student hostels
||From S$420 for a quad sharing room to S$550 for a double or triple-sharing room. Some hostels may have single rooms at a premium.
|Rent a HDB flat (alone or with flatmates)
||From S$1,700 for a "3- or 4-room HDB flat" (i.e. 1-2 bedrooms) in the city and from S$1,500 for flats on the outskirts of the city.
|Rent a room in a HDB flat
||From S$450 if you live with the owner/family. From S$550 if you live with other singles. HDB room rentals in the city start from S$700.
|Rent a private apartment (alone or with flatmates)
||From S$1,800 - S$2,500 for a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment; facilities may include a swimming pool and tennis courts. Apartment rentals in the city start from S$2,000.
|Prices are indicative of average rentals in May 2014
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Hunt It Down
Accommodation resources are readily available. Knowing where to look, you will be able to jumpstart your search, and get results faster.
Surf & Search
Cast your net wider by checking out rental listings and classifieds on these Singapore-based web sites:
International students, as well as local students and property owners, may email "Room For Rent" and "Housemate/Roommate Wanted" advertisements to the Division of Student Administration. If you wish to look for a Housemate/Roommate before you arrive in Singapore, e-mail your notice to email@example.com Be sure to include an e-mail address so that interested parties can contact you.
Lists To Live By
At the start of each academic year, the Division of Student Administration prepares a listing of properties near the campus that are available for rent. An alternate accommodation list [.pdf 185KB] has been compiled for your easy reference.
The Straits Times is Singapore’s major daily newspaper. Its Classifieds Section lists rooms, apartments and HDB flats for rent (see Class 450-500). The Division of Student Administration can advise you on suitable locations and neighbourhoods.
There are many real-estate agents in Singapore who will show you properties available for rent. Typically, agents charge one month’s rent as fee for their services. You may source online for a list of agents in Singapore.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How old must I be to sign a lease?
If you are below 21 years old, any document you sign will not be legally binding. Some landlords may not mind; But others may insist that you ask a guardian who meets the age requirement to sign on your behalf.
2. Will I have to pay a deposit, and is it refundable?
Landlords and agents will typically ask for a one-month refundable security deposit, in addition to the first month’s rent, for a one-year lease.
3. What other charges should I consider when planning my budget?
You may be asked to pay stamp duty and an agent fee/commission if you had used the services of a real estate agent. Always clarify the exact amount before signing the lease. Agents typically charge a fee that can range from half to two months’ rent (usually for a two-year lease).
4. When should I pay and how frequently is rent collected?
Refrain from making payments until you have signed a lease and obtained keys to the place. As an extra precaution, get a copy of the landlord’s identity card (also known as the "NRIC"), employment pass, work permit or passport details. The landlord will also require a copy of your Student Pass. Rent is usually charged and collected monthly in Singapore, although you can usually negotiate a different arrangement with your landlord.
5. What questions should I ask about a property before going to view it?
- If it is a HDB (public housing) flat, ask: Does the owner have approval/permission to rent it out? (Ask to see written proof when you view the flat.)Are electricity, water and gas charges included in the rent?
- Will I be allowed to use the cooking and laundry facilities?
- What furniture is provided?
- Does the place already have an Internet and/or cable TV connection? Will I be allowed to access it? Will that cost extra?
- Will I be allowed to have guests?
- Who else lives here, and when are they usually home?
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