HDB: Drop in number of unauthorised subletting cases for public rental flats
There has been a significant drop in the number of Housing and Development Board rental flats being sublet illegally.
HDB says a total of 45 cases were detected so far this year, compared to 221 in 2008.
MediaCorp followed the HDB on an enforcement check at North Bridge Road this evening.
Such checks are conducted regularly to detect any unauthorised subletting cases.
HDB says rental flats are highly subsidised and meant for truly needy households.
But MediaCorp understands some tenants illegally rent out their rental flats at market rates.
HDB says its stepped up enforcement efforts have helped to reduce the number of illegal subletting cases.
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