Do first-timers buying HDB flats really have priority?
Posted by temasektimes on August 1, 2012
I’m helping my friend, Mr Siew to write this letter, to voice out his feeling.
Mr Siew and his parent have been staying in Ang Mo Kio for more than 30yrs.
And now he has married and would like to set up his own family, he goes for AMK BTO so that he can take care his 80yrs old father.
Since he got married, he has been trying for AMK BTO for many years and now his son is already 7 yrs old , he still never get a chance to go to HDB to select a unit. For the recent BTO, he is so happy cos he got a date from HDB to select a unit , but 3 days
before the selection date, HDB send him an email n sms , saying dat he don’t need to go down cos there are no more unit left.
To add salt to his wound is that, a friend of his , that is not staying in AMK nor having parent staying in AMK got a unit for AMK BTO .
He is very very disappoint n wanted to know why is that so? He is a first timer n he is staying near his parent n why isn’t he given the first priority for selection? Does HDB really go thru EVERY APPLICATION? If yes, why isn’t he given the so call FIRST TIMER PLUS NEAR PARENT PRIORITY? Does this system still apply or is just saying only?