Carparks in DBSS developments not privately owned

Flats built under the Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) are designed, built and sold by private developers, and form part of public housing ("DBSS owners should not be charged for carpark use"; Dec 2).

In a DBSS development, the developer purchases the residential component of the land and, thereafter, builds and sells the residential units to buyers.

For the non-residential components, such as commercial facilities and carparks, HDB pays the developer to design and build the facilities, and pays Singapore Land Authority (SLA) the land premium.

Which means these facilities are owned by HDB.

Residents who need to park their vehicles are required to pay carpark charges to HDB.

Koo-Lee Sook Chin (Mrs)

Director ( Land Administration)

Housing & Development Board

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2016, with the headline 'Carparks in DBSS developments not privately owned'. Print Edition | Subscribe