07 Oct '11, 12am

Why 66-year HDB leases will not work: And while 66-year-lease properties would be worth less in resale and resid...

I DISAGREE with Mr Conrad Raj's deduction, in his commentary "Why not 66-year HDB leases?" (Sept 30), that if public flats are sold on 66-year leases, they should go for a third less of the cost and be more affordable. Singapore is different from Hong Kong and its countdown of the 50-year autonomous period. Introducing variable and shorter leases here may only confuse the property market, without making the price cheaper. We should maintain our lease system, with 99 years the minimum, and strive harder to make it affordable because high-rise, steel-reinforced concrete buildings are designed and built to last more than 100 years, in accordance with international construction standards. Well-maintained old buildings and their durable facilities such as power installations, plumbing and sewer system would last much longer before they need to be demolished. Downgrading a build...

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