Singles will face restrictions if allowed to buy new flats
Even if singles are allowed to buy new flats directly from the Housing Board, they will likely still face restrictions, such as not being allowed to sub-let them, and being able to buy only smaller flats.
If two singles who each own a flat get married, they will also likely be made to sell one of the flats.
And singles will probably not be allowed to buy before turning 35, which is the current rule for buying a resale flat.
These were the outlines of a change in the singles policy, as drawn by National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Saturday at a dialogue with 130 Sembawang GRC grassroots leaders.