Noise top cause of spats in housing estates

Over 100 cases handled annually by MinLaw’s Community Mediation Centre over past 3 years In June, a man who worked in information technology quit his job. It was not because he was unhappy with his work. Rather, the Bukit Panjang resident wanted to spend time gathering evidence on what he says is noise disturbance caused[…]

HDB’s deficit grows to $2b, mainly from housing programmes

The Housing Board’s deficit climbed to nearly $2 billion in the financial year that ended on March 31 – from about $1.7 billion the year before – largely from a loss on the sale of flats, disbursement of Central Provident Fund (CPF) housing grants and an expected loss for flats under development. In its annual[…]

Bishan may get 1,500 new BTO flats by 2025

HDB calls for quotation for traffic impact assessment for proposed development with 6 blocks near MRT station More than 1,500 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats could be available by 2025 in Bishan, one of Singapore’s most sought after housing estates. The Housing Board has called for a quotation for a traffic im-pact assessment (TIA) for a proposed[…]

55,000 HDB flats to be upgraded from next year

Plan part of rejuvenation efforts costing over $1 billion for public and private estates A total of 55,000 Housing Board (HDB) flats will be upgraded under the Home Improvement Programme (HIP) from next year onwards, as part of wider rejuvenation efforts that will cost the Government more than $1 billion. The plans, which involve sprucing[…]

Since GE2011, have HDB issues been resolved?

Since the watershed GE2011, issues to address have included housing supply, price and inclusivity. Have these been ticked off? It is a rite of passage for most Singaporeans. No, not getting married, though that is closely tied to it – but owning their first HDB home. And that has just become easier because of measures[…]

Solar panels to be installed in 1,218 more blocks

Clean energy firm Sunseap wins fourth govt tender for work that will include 49 govt sites Solar panels are set to be installed in Housing Board blocks managed by the Pasir Ris-Punggol and Holland-Bukit Timah town councils, in a move to reduce Singapore’s carbon emissions and, in turn, the effects of climate change. Work will[…]

HDB resale prices rise 0.1% after four quarters of decline

Housing Board resale prices rose 0.1 per cent in the third quarter from the quarter before, according to the latest HDB flash estimates released yesterday. The resale price index was 130.9, up from 130.8 in the second quarter. It is the first increase after four consecutive quarters of decline. The final figures, with more detailed[…]

HDB more flexible on criteria for securing public rental flats

One can apply for a rental flat even if total gross monthly household income exceeds $1,500 threshold The Housing Board has become more flexible on the eligibility criteria for those wishing to rent its flats under the Public Rental Scheme. The criteria, listed on its website, no longer state that there is an “income ceiling”[…]