Barangay Singapore on August 2nd, 2011

Tweet OFFICERS from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrested a 41-year-old man on Thursday in connection with at least five cases of rental scams. The suspect, who owns the flat, had arranged with the victims to view the unit and thereafter collected deposits and rental advances.   The suspect surrendered after the police issued […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 25th, 2011

Tweet The signing of Republic Act 9679 or the Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009 expands the mandatory coverage of Pag-IBIG Fund.  Now, overseas Filipino workers and other individuals employed by foreign-based companies are required to register with the Fund as member. “With the expansion of membership coverage, we are able to extend to […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 22nd, 2011

Tweet Police have arrested two men, aged 19 and 20, believed to have involved in a case of snatch theft at Yishun Avenue 7. On 3 June 2011 at about 6.30 am, a 34-year-old man was engrossed with his mobile phone at the ground floor of Blk 289 Yishun Avenue 7 when suddenly, an unknown […]

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Tweet   A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away — foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here. After years of open immigration, tens of thousands are […]

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Tweet Market watchers have said there may be an oversupply of private homes in two to three years’ time, when most developments are completed. They cautioned that while a good economy may see these units gradually taken up, a downturn will send the property market into a depression. National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan issued […]

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Barangay Singapore on May 9th, 2011

Tweet Illegal immigration and overstaying pose a serious problem in Singapore. The authorities have taken a number of measures to tackle the problem; however, as long as immigration offenders can get work or find a place to stay, the problem cannot be effectively tackled. Homeowners who wish to rent their premises out to foreigners must […]

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Barangay Singapore on May 6th, 2011

Tweet The statistics below provide the median rents of HDB flats in various locations with subletting approvals in the said quarter. The median rent indicates that half the units were above the value and half below. Flat owners and prospective tenants may use the median rent as a guide to do their own research before […]

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Barangay Singapore on May 5th, 2011

Tweet HDB flat owners can sell their flats in the open market to eligible buyers of their own choice at a mutually agreed resale price. The seller and buyer shall declare to HDB the true resale price of the flat. They shall not enter into any supplementary or other agreements or arrangements that may cause […]

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Tweet This are the guidelines for subletting of flat but is also useful info for those who will be renting the HDB so that they can verify the legality of the flat. In particular, information provided concerns: Eligibility conditions : Flat owners Flat owners’ responsibilities Eligibility conditions : Subtenants Maximum subletting period Costs involved in […]

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Tweet The Housing and Development Board (HDB) stepped up its enforcement against unauthorized subletting of flats in 2010. This comes after 7,000 flat inspections conducted in 2010 (an increase from the 3,000 done in 2009). Of the 95 flat owners owners caught by the HDB for illegal subletting, 39 had their flats acquired. Of the […]

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