Tag Archives: HDB

The insidious measurement of affordability
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy GS In the PAP rally at Woodlands on 7 September, as part of the campaign for GE2015, Mr Khaw Boon Wan talked at length about housing and the various steps the PAP government has Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan and his speech of contradictions
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy GS In his rally speech on 7 September, Khaw Boon Wan attempted to sway the crowd with an eloquent speech appealing to commonsense and sensibility. However, the irony of making assertions and then using Read More

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GE issues – Housing a nation and why MND’s “affordability” mantra is false
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:34 pmBy Howard Lee I’ll begin with a disclaimer – this article is in no way meant to cast any negative aspirations against Koh Chieng Mun and Moses Lim. The “Under One Roof” series has received Read More

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HDB applies to be co-plaintiff in AHPETC case, WP expresses surprise.
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

If the Court of Appeal upholds a High Court decision not to appoint independent accountants to the  Aljunied-Houngang-Punngol East Town Council (AHPETC), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) may be brought in as co-plaintiffs alongside the Ministry of National Development (MND) for the case. The application Read More

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7 areas to check for your HDB BTO Defects
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 12

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pm By Thomas Hoi When buying a house, no matter if it is new or old, there are always defects. Even new houses might come with defects. And the problem is, most of the defects are Read More

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NCMP Lina Chiam demands greater clarity and safeguards for new HDB amendments in Parliament
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 5

The proposed amendments to the Housing and Development Act introduce a new range of sweeping powers for the HDB. While acknowledging that the need for such measures may be necessary, especially in the case of unwilling homeowners, NCMP Lina Chiam called for greater Read More

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Still being hung out to dry by HDB after one year of enquiry
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 8

By Clarence Raj I have run out of ideas to solve my problem hence I’m writing in to you hoping there are some good people out there. I’m Clarence Raj. I have been chasing the Housing Development Board for an answer to what Read More

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Concerns with laws to allow HDB to enter flats without owner’s permission
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 67

By Ariffin Sha In a blogpost, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, the Minister for National Development (MND), said that laws need to be amended to empower HDB to enter flats to investigate and carry out repairs. Implying that this amendment would allow HDB officers to Read More

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HDB lessees should not contribute to sinking fund
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 8

By Philip Ang There is no such thing as ownership of public property by citizens, HDB flats included. Our HDB flats are all on a 99-year lease and it is stated clearly on the lease agreement. ‘Owners’ are in fact ‘lessees’. It is Read More

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Single mother “played” by HDB on housing loan and grant
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 21

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmBy Terry Xu Xiao Li is a single mother with a 14-year old and a 9-year old daughters. Her younger daughter is a special needs child with autism. Her family has been living in a Read More

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