Clamping down on illegal HDB subletting

Clamping down on illegal HDB subletting

I wish there were more information in this Straits Times report on the HDB backing down from a compulsory acquisition of a resale flat for illegal subletting, after the owner had initiated a legal challenge. It is an interesting case that throws up various points of note. Firstly, as pointed out by this letter to Today, there is no proper definition for owner occupation. Reading purely from the ST report, we can’t tell if the owner’s claim that he occasionally stayed with his parents is true. Even if it’s true, does that violate this occupation requirement? We also do not…