HDB takes action against tenant

HDB takes action against tenant

 

THE Housing Board (HDB) found signs of illegal lodgers after investigating the unit at Tampines Industrial Park following feedback by The NewPaper.

 

25 April 2008

 

THE Housing Board (HDB) found signs of illegal lodgers after investigating the unit at Tampines Industrial Park following feedback by The NewPaper.

 

It has since served notice to the tenant to terminate its tenancy.

 

HDB said it manages more than 10,000 flatted factory units islandwide and cases of illegal lodgers are few.

 

It added that it had not received any previous feedback on illegal subletting at this particular unit.

 

Said an HDB spokesman: ‘Flatted factories cannot be used as dormitories. We will take action if there is feedback or if we encounter misuse during our routine inspections.’

 

The New Paper understands that HDB has also taken action against other lodgers in the area after routine inspections.

 

The Straits Times reported in January that employers are required, under work permit rules, to house their workers in acceptable conditions, according to a joint statement by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

 

Between April 2005 and January this year, the MOM warned 963 employers for housing their workers in non-approved accommodation and 12 employers were fined a total of $14,400.

 

A coordinating committee was set up last year to supply sufficient land for the construction of dormitories as well as to monitor and take action against errant parties housing workers in unacceptable conditions.

 

The MND will release more sites to meet the demand for foreign-worker housing.

 

Other measures include the conversion of industrial premises to workers’ dormitories, reviewing the maximum capacity of dormitories and increasing the availability of on-site housing.

 

Source: The New Paper

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