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Mah Bow Tan says revised application rules for new flats are fair

National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan has said that the Housing and Development Board (HDB) has no intention to raise the administrative fee for the application of new flats. Speaking on the sidelines of the Draft Master Plan Exhibition on Friday, Mr Mah said the fees will remain at the current S$10, so as not to deter genuine flat buyers. He also justified the need to revise the application rules...

HDB revises flat application rules

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has revised the application process for its Build-to-Order (BTO) and Balloting Exercise (BE) modes of sale to address recent increases in non-selection of new HDB flats. The changes will take effect from the May 2008 BTO exercise. Under the revision, first-timer applicants who reject two chances to select a flat will have their first-timer priorities removed for a...

Mature, popular, but limited land available

Try for flats in newer towns for a higher chance of success Letter from Ignatius Lourdesamy Acting Deputy Director (Marketing and Projects) for Director (Estate Administration and Property) Housing and Development Board (HDB) I REFER to the letter from Lim Jie Yi, “A young S’porean’s housing dilemma” (Jan 5). Ms Lim applied for a 4-room flat under HDB’s Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise for Telok...

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