Landed housing is a dream for many Singaporeans – the crème de la crème of the private housing market. It’s quite clear from our cheapest freehold landed homes series just how popular these homes are. However, living in a landed home brings its own range of challenges. With no “management committee” other than your own two hands, everything from maintenance to the initial construction falls to you. Before you upgrade to one of these, here are some commonly overlooked drawbacks:
Note: Most of the following does not apply to strata-titled landed homes, such as cluster housing. Strata-titled landed properties still have an MCST, shared common facilities, and so forth. For more details on this, see our earlier article. Factors that also apply to strata-titled landed homes are indicated as such.