Khaw Boon Wan confirmed value of HDB flats will be zero at end of 99-year lease wiping out the entire CPF savings used for purchase
Geraldgiam.sg, 7 Feb 2014
I asked the Minister for National Development, during the 20 January 2014 Parliament sitting, what the value of HDB flats would be once their leases expire. I also asked whether the pace of SERS — the Selective En Bloc Redevelopment Scheme — will be fast enough to replace the flats reaching the end of their lease.
The Minister confirmed that the value of the flats will be zero at the end of their 99-year lease. He also indicated that the selection of sites and pace of SERS depended on factors including the site’s redevelopment potential. Implicit in what he said was that SERS is not a scheme intended solely to replace old flats reaching the end of their lease.
He revealed that there are about 31,000 flats which are more than 40 years into their 99-year leases. This number will grow larger each year. It remains to be seen what the Government’s plans are for lessees whose flats approach the end of their lease. Link