Written by: Syasya Nur
Were you disappointed when the Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced the delay in the Build-to-Order (BTO) sales launch last May 2020? Good news! You can look forward to the August and November BTO exercises instead.
Last 29 May 2020, the HDB announced that they were combining the May, August, and November BTO exercises to accommodate buyers who could not apply during the circuit breaker measures. These launches include an estimated 3,700 flats in Choa Chu Kang, Tengah, Pasir Ris, and Tampines, as well as some 160 assisted living flats in Bukit Batok.
So if you’re interested to buy a BTO flat soon, this may be your chance!
HDB announces BTO launches in August and November 2020
Critical HDB services to resume on an appointment basis
Starting 2 June 2020, the following services will be available on an appointment basis:
- Booking of flats
- Key collection for rental and new flats
- Signing of agreements of lease
- Resale completion of resale flat transactions and transfer of flat ownership
- Financial counselling on assistance measures
- Housing inspections for ongoing resale transactions
- Critical maintenance works
On 8 June 2020, appointments will be scheduled progressively by the HDB for these services:
- Signing of tenancy documents
- Issuance of keys for commercial properties
Delay of construction projects
With the suspension of construction activities during the circuit breaker period, buyers can expect as much as a six-month delay for certain BTO projects. In addition, the regulation of strict safety procedures to curb the spread of COVID-19 at workplaces may add to the waiting time.
HDB and contractors from the Building and Construction Authority are working closely together to safely resume construction projects in phases. Flat buyers can check the updated completion dates of the certain projects via the My HDB Page account.
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