I refer to ST article by Janice Heng, “Let HDB landlords enjoy their rent“.
The title of this propaganda piece is erroneous because there is only one landlord, ie HDB.
Buyers of HDB flats sign a lease agreement and are only lessees.
As owners, there are financial obligations such as contributing to a sinking fund. This helps to reduce government expenditure. But there has been only 1 owner.
Lessees also need not pay property tax and the PAP appears to have been gradually reducing this to zero since the HDB ‘owner’ has been exposed.
ST should correct its erroneous article as HDB flats/rooms are rented out by lessees to subtenants. Although HDB has amended its website and deleted “subtenants” and “lessees”, Singaporeans should not be fooled as legally, we are still lessees.
There’s only one landlord for the 1 million flats under HDB’s management. Not ‘landlords’.