08 Mar '11, 6am

Flats offered case-by-case if need is urgent: HDB

We refer to the letter, "We've tried and tried ..." by Ms Adeline Lim (Feb 23). Ms Lim and her fiance have submitted applications in five Build-To-Order (BTO) projects in non-mature estates, one BTO project in a mature estate and two Sale of Balance Flat exercises. In view of their repeated unsuccessful applications in BTO projects in non-mature estates, HDB recently offered them some balance flats from a previous sale exercise in Sengkang for their selection. Ms Lim and her fiance turned down HDB's offer, saying that the flats offered were inconveniently located. This was in spite of the fact that they had earlier applied for a BTO project there. Instead, they requested for direct allocation of a flat at other locations, which HDB was unable to accede to. HDB offers balance flats on a case-by-case basis to those who have been repeatedly unsuccessful in BTO flat applicatio...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110308-0000195/For-t...

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