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HDB introduces caps on subletting flats to foreigners

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced new caps on the subletting of flats to foreigners yesterday, but stopped short of extending the cap to the subletting of rooms, to minimise the impact on those who rely on doing so for additional income. Under the new rule, which is aimed at “(preventing) the formation of foreigner enclaves” within HDB estates, no more than 8 per cent of the units in a neighbourhood can be rented out to foreigners and permanent residents. For each HDB block, the cap is 11 per cent.

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