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Singaporean Siblings Under 35 Able to Buy HDB?

A little known practice has come to light after questions were asked over how come Permanent Residents (PR) siblings under the age of 35 could apply to buy HDB resale flats when Singaporeans couldn’t.

According to a clarification from HDB, siblings (both citizens and PRs) under age 35 can apply to buy HDB resale flats if their parents live overseas and do not already own a public flat.

Such cases will be considered on a case by case basis.

From HDB’s point of view, the same rule applies to both citizens and PRs.

However, I think it’s pretty clear to most of us that since the parents of most Singaporeans would be living in Singapore, we would not be able to take advantage of this ruling.

In the first place, I doubt any one of us here even knew there was such a rule!

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lioninvestor says 10 years ago

The government has decided to scrape the rule. +1 to people. 🙂

Singaporean says 10 years ago

HDB says it is unfair to return $10 to unsuccesful BTO applicants but it is very fair to have the above rule. I wonder who are the decision makers in HDB. I don’t think Mah Bow Tan is that daft.

VSL says 10 years ago

Many, if not most, PRs under 35 will have their parents living abroad. So, an unintended consequence of this rule will see more PR siblings being eligible for resale HDB flats, while Singaporeans are denied this opportunity.

Or is this an intended consequence by this govt???

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