Six siblings fought over HDB shophouse meant for their retirement

High Court judge Ang Cheng Hock ruled that the property should be sold and the proceeds divided equally among the six. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE - Imagine that you and your siblings receive a decent sum of money from your parents and you decide to invest in a property, hoping it will provide a decent return for everyone's retirement later.

Out of convenience, the unit is registered under one owner but everyone chips in to help pay the mortgage. It all seems to be going well until one day, the sole registered owner claims that the whole property belongs to him alone, much to the consternation of the rest of the family.

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