Analysis Freehold vs Leasehold: Can You Really Prove Which Is Better? (Part 1)

  • March 15, 2020
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Sean

Sean has a writing experience of 3 years and is currently with Stacked Homes focused on general property research, helping to pen articles focused on condos. In his free time, he enjoys photography and coffee tasting.

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Selena
Selena

It’s a known fact that leasehold properties have better rental yields, but the real question is – at what age should would the tradeoff between getting a high rental yield, and losing your capital due to higher depreciation become too much?

Stacked Homes
Stacked Homes

Hi Selena, yes there is a tradeoff here as you mentioned, so it really depends on your goals when purchasing a leasehold property. Generally, properties that hit the 20-year mark will start depreciating at a much faster rate. Further on, there are restrictions for certain buyers when it comes to using your CPF – hence a smaller buyer pool out there. So if one if purchasing a leasehold home with an intent to sell, it’s best to purchase a relatively new one.

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