Tag Archives: subletting

FOREIGNERS RENTING HDB FLATS OUT AS BROTHELS OR ILLEGAL “HOTELS”!

Last week, police conducted a series of islandwide raids on illegal brothels operating out of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats - including this one unit in Woodlands which was allegedly used as an illegal brothel. Yet even though the PRC prostitutes are gone, as are the suspicious looking men who frequent them, the flat continues to be used by its foreign renters as an illegal "hotel"!

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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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