Are you 'paying for air' when you buy a house?

A Housing Board loft unit at SkyTerrace @ Dawson, an example of a high-ceiling design. Such homes have been popular in strata private residences too, but buyers may be charged by private developers for the void space in these projects.
A Housing Board loft unit at SkyTerrace @ Dawson, an example of a high-ceiling design. Such homes have been popular in strata private residences too, but buyers may be charged by private developers for the void space in these projects.PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH

Units with higher ceilings may cost more if extra space is included in total floor area

A prospective home buyer, who went to see a show-flat, has come back perplexed.

He found that the developer wanted to charge him for much more than a unit's gross floor area.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2018, with the headline 'Are you 'paying for air' when you buy a house?'. Print Edition | Subscribe