10/03/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/03/2023 01:20
Oct 3, 2023
Question No: 5014
Question by: Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng
To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether an update can be provided on the revised approach to prioritise inspections of occupied HDB rental flats; and (b) what is the annual schedule and budget allotted under the revised approach for proactive regular maintenance of these flats beyond the repairs requested by tenants.
HDB proactively visits occupied rental flats annually to identify those that require repairs or maintenance. However, this practice was disrupted when COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMMs) were imposed. Currently, HDB conducts physical inspections in response to tenants' feedback and seeks to do so promptly.
2. Nevertheless, HDB aims to resume the proactive inspection and maintenance regime and is studying options, such as outsourcing. We will share more details on the revised approach when ready.
3. In the meantime, tenants can continue to alert HDB on areas requiring repair or maintenance, and HDB will attend to these requests promptly.