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HDB not taking responsibility for building defects

Like the majority of Singaporeans, I am staying in a leased flat from HDB. It is a flat built more than 20 years ago by building contractors awarded by HDB. Unfortunately in the last few years there is a leak in the ceiling of my toilets causing the entire ceiling paint to peel. This also resulted in me repainting the ceiling every year and spending a considerable sum of money. As a result of this, I have asked HDB to evaluate the problem. HDB came down and evaluated and concluded that the leaking is due to the flooring damaged on the upper unit.

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Property market slowdown forces home renovation companies to close

The slowdown in the property market, under the weight of policy measures and loan curbs, has impacted the home renovation industry in Singapore. The Renovation and Decoration Advisory Centre said, in the past two weeks, three to four of such companies have told them that they are thinking of calling it quits.

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