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Couple occupies state land the size of HDB maisonette for 15 years, gets fined $7,000

For nearly 15 years, a couple had illegally occupied 144.2 square meters of state land—the size of a HDB executive maisonette flat—by annexing it as part of their existing three-storey landed property until the law finally caught up with them. Tan Teck Siong and his wife Cheah Mee Poh had bought the 999-year leasehold land,…

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Judge rules HDB BTO flat to be priced at market rate, not surrender value, in divorce dispute

A divorce case involving a Yishun Build-to-Order (BTO) flat set a precedent that will determine the manner in which a matrimonial HDB home is split. The High Court judge that presided over the case ruled against the woman who argued that her ex-spouse should sell his share of their HDB flat at its surrender value…

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Condo rents decline in 2020, with one notable exception

Covid-19 may have left much of the Singapore property market unscathed in 2020, but the economic effects of the pandemic has undoubtably impacted investor-landlords. According to the URA Rental Index, condo rents declined by 0.5% year-on-year in 2020. The signs of a lacklustre condo rental market was also obvious in terms of rental volume, which…

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Experts share their views on the private property market in 2021

Private residential property prices increased by 2.1% in Q4 2020 compared to Q3 2020, according to the URA quarterly statistics released on 22 January 2021. Prices of non-landed private residential properties, in particular, increased by 3.0% and reflect robust growth in condo prices across all regions in Singapore. The price increase for condos in Q4…


How to survive a condo show flat experience (without getting ripped off)

It’s not everyday you walk into a makeshift building, and walk out with a seven-figure bill that’ll take you 25 years to pay. But you know what? That’s exactly what happens at show flats. Here’s what buyers, especially first-time buyers, should do to minimise your chances of regret and wasting money on a deposit. Step…

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