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    ST Reports: Housing lease expires but 10 families stay put By Derrick Ho
    by Property Edge on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:11am

    Housing lease expires but 10 families stay put
    Tenants of Boon Lay rental flats were told in Sept to leave by Dec 31
    Jan 03, 2013*
    By Derrick Ho
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    Their neighbours have already moved out, but some 10 households are staying put in a block of rental flats in Boon Lay, although their lease expired on Monday.
    Some said they cannot afford other forms of housing, while others complained that their landlord had not given them enough time to move out.
    The 200 units in Block 189 and Block 190, Boon Lay Drive are run by private operator EM Services, which had been leasing them from the Housing Board since January 2007.
    The flats are rented to tenants who need temporary housing. They pay about $1,500 a month for the three-room flats, not including utility bills.
    The HDB said in a statement that tenants of the two blocks had been informed by EM Services in September last year that they needed to move out by Dec31, as the operator's lease would expire on that day.
    The HDB also said that EM Services had offered to help the tenants look for alternative accommodation.
    By Monday, all had moved out except the 10 families.
    Yesterday, some tenants said they have been offered other rental flats in Woodlands for about $1,900 a month.
    But, they said, they would have to also pay a deposit and the first month's rent, which amounts to about $3,800.
    One tenant, who wanted to be known only as Mr Ho, 53, said he could not afford this amount even though he earns $5,000 a month as a production supervisor at a factory.
    Much of his income already goes into footing the medical bills of his elderly mother and an adult daughter who is mentally ill.
    He and his wife have two other daughters.
    "Moreover, the new lease is for only six months. I need something more long-term for my daughter," he said in Mandarin.
    Taxi driver Hari Singh, 53, who lives with his fiancee in Block 190, claimed that he was not made aware that the operator's lease was going to expire when he signed a six-month lease in May.
    "If I had known... I would have rented some other place," he said, adding that he now had no other place to live in.
    Another tenant, who wanted to be known only as Ronald, said he tried to apply for the Housing Board's Interim Rental Housing scheme, but was rejected.
    This scheme is for households currently in the queue for public rental flats, but which need urgent accommodation.
    The 47-year-old security guard said he had been told by EM Services yesterday to leave his flat by Friday morning.
    Other tenants said they had not been given a second deadline to leave.
    Said Ronald: "If I have to leave, the rest also have to leave. How can you ask me to leave and they can stay?"
    The area's Member of Parliament, Mr Lawrence Wong, said he has been in touch with the residents and is helping those who face difficulties. He also said that the HDB is assisting them to find alternative accommodation.

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    People, no $2500 no lease for any location MM!!!

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    HDB themselves are setting the price benchmark for market rentals.

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    Since our inception in 1988, EM Services Pte Ltd (EM Services) has been committed to delivering the highest standard of property management services. Founded as a joint venture between the Housing and Development Board and Keppel Land Limited, EM Services is now a leader in the field of property management services. Our premier range of services comprises property, engineering, contracts and project management in public housing, commercial and private properties.

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    EM Services,... a wholly owned subsidiary of hdb....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikan bilis
    EM Services,... a wholly owned subsidiary of hdb....
    Not wholly owned. But still says alot.

    Your ass may be fried but you will still enjoy a 'happy ending' finisher.

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    This is insane

    I dunno how HDB works

    There is a jobless woman with young children, who's FT husband ran away and she cannot afford to pay the mortgage, HDB rents to her , her unit at Pinnacles at $35 a mth.

    I dunno why these people are paying $1.9k when HDB can allow a pinnacle unit to be rented on compassionate ground at $35 a mth

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    Quote Originally Posted by proud owner
    This is insane

    I dunno how HDB works

    There is a jobless woman with young children, who's FT husband ran away and she cannot afford to pay the mortgage, HDB rents to her , her unit at Pinnacles at $35 a mth.

    I dunno why these people are paying $1.9k when HDB can allow a pinnacle unit to be rented on compassionate ground at $35 a mth
    you should write in to lianhe wanbao or 前線追踪

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    because P@D is in Tanjong Pagar and TP is a Top Echelon GRC
    Ride at your own risk !!!

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    The runaway FT hubby might be a prominent politician.... Or earmarked to be one. Lol

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    .... in hk...

    - median household income S$3K....
    - ~50% in private housing
    - ~20% in public housing (bought)
    - ~30% in public rental flat, few hundred S$ per month...

    .... in sgp....

    if you are making <2K/month in sgp... good luck !!... market 3rm flat rental about 2K...
    down here sgp govt pushing you to jump into home ownership.... they don't care you die or not, they only worried about their nice statistic/report.... pls tankuku for your public rental flats....


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    Now we know. Secret is out.

    Or was it never a secret?

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    Derrick Ho my bro.

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    Cannot comment with limited knowledge.take news with a pinch of salt, there are meant to stir emotion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikan bilis
    .... in hk...

    - median household income S$3K....
    - ~50% in private housing

    zhun boh? what is the take home pay? 50% in private housing. is rent or owned? abit ridiculous right?

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    haha... sorry ah... i mean...

    .... in hk...

    - median household income S$3K....
    - ~50% of population in private housing
    - ~20% of population in public housing (bought)
    - ~30% of population in public rental flat, rental few hundred S$ per month...


    => comparing to hk, we got little public rental flats....


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