12 Apr '11, 6am

HDB stepping up action against illegal subletting

HDB stepping up action against illegal subletting

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) stepped up its enforcement against unauthorised subletting of flats in 2010. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN THE Housing and Development Board (HDB) stepped up its enforcement against unauthorised subletting of flats in 2010. This comes after 7,000 flat inspections conducted in 2010 (an increase from the 3,000 done in 2009). Of the 7,000 flats inspected, 95 flat owners had action taken against them by the HDB in relation to unauthorised subletting. The actions taken include compulsory acquisition of the flats and imposing of financial penalties. Of the 95 flat owners owners caught by the HDB, 39 had their flats acquired. The public's feedback played a greater role in the HDB's inspections, with public feedback leading to 1,800 inspections (of the total of 7,000). This is almost double the number received in 2009. Under current HDB rules...

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