Complete Property Market Updates of Singapore

April 27, 2008

Applicant had choice of 400 flats in Punggol: HDB

Filed under: General — Propertymarketupdates @ 12:28 am

I REFER to the letter, ‘Applicants lose out in build-to-order project’ by Mr Lim Yong Chuan (Apr 1).

Our records show that Mr Lim had been successfully shortlisted for a new flat under the HDB’s Build-to-Order (BTO) Exercise for Treelodge@Punggol in March last year.

However, he did not select a flat despite having over 400 flats to choose from.

Jade Spring@Yishun was launched last December also under the BTO scheme. In view of the good response to this development, HDB expedited the design of the housing project adjacent to it. The launch of Jade Spring@Yishun Phase 2 was brought forward to last month so that unsuccessful applicants would have another opportunity to apply for a flat in the same vicinity.

Under the system, applicants have to submit a fresh application for each BTO exercise to indicate their interest in the project. The $10 application fee is to cover part of HDB’s administrative cost in processing the applications.

HDB has noted Mr Lim’s suggestion to carry over the flat selection queue for adjacent BTO projects launched in successive phases within 3 months. We thank the writer for his feedback.

Kee Lay Cheng (Ms)
Deputy Director (Marketing & Projects)
For Director (Estate Administration & Property)
Housing & Development Board
Source : Straits Times – 9 Apr 2008


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