Gov’t to help Lorong Geylang households get new flats

Keshia Faculin4 Oct 2017

Geylang Road

According to SLA, owner-occupants will not be left without options. (Photo: Wikimedia)

The authorities have pledged to help the 35 households along Lorong 3 Geylang that plans to acquire a new Housing Board flat, reported Today Online.

However, some of the households may have to dispose of their other properties before they can qualify for public housing, said the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).

The government announced in June that the site on Lorong 3 Geylang, on which 191 private terrace homes are built, will revert back to the state upon the expiry of its 60-year lease.

They have given the occupants until December 2020 to clear the premises, remove all their belongings, pay all outstanding bills and terminate all utilities and services.

SLA revealed that 104 of the 191 units are in touch with them, while the remaining 87 have not made any contact.

One of the 35 units occupied by their owners or family members managed to secure a two-room flat during the August Build-to-Order exercise and three others are waiting to find out if they can acquire an unsold flat from the said exercise.

The other households are being encouraged by the SLA to consider applying in one of the sales exercises to be conducted before their lease expires in December 2020.

 “SLA will continue to guide the owners through the lease expiry process. Owner-occupants will not be left without options,” it said in a statement.


This article was edited by Keshia Faculin.


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