Answer Posted on May 21, 2013
2. 5 years MOP regardless if its BTO or Resale, and during this period, no purchase of any other residential property regardless of local or foreign.
3. No limit on this. However, do note that once you have successfully balloted for a unit (when you have a ballot number) and if you do not successfully book a unit twice, you will face a time-bar of 1 year for further application of BTO flats.
4.The definition of 'exceptional' varies, but the party that decides whether it is exceptional enough will likely be HDB. Hence, would advise that you seek HDB's views / approvals.
5. The rulings mentioned here only covers residential. At the moment, Commercial and Industrial properties are separate entities. However, be aware that any purchase of property that has a residential element to it will also be under the residential rulings. An example would be a shophouse with residential elements (commercial & residential use).
Hope the above helps. For your 'exceptional' case, it will be best if you can seek HDB's inputs and if required, seek an MP's support. All the best.