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Flexible HDB leases may ease seniors' worry over Sers

Let seniors buy replacement flats under Sers on flexible leases. This makes the flats affordable to them, and keeps community ties intact.

Residents with HDB staff at the void deck of Block 562 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, one of the four blocks selected under Sers, in April. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Having one's flat picked for Sers - the Housing Board's Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers) - was once so popular, the acronym developed into its own verb. To have one's flat "Sers'ed" was like winning the lottery.

But news reports about some families having to top up large sums to get a replacement flat have led to some questioning if the scheme has lost its allure.

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