No. S 532
Housing and Development Act
(Chapter 129)
Housing and Development (Penalties — Rental Flats) Rules 2010
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 of the Housing and Development Act, the Housing and Development Board, with the approval of the Minister for National Development, hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Housing and Development (Penalties — Rental Flats) Rules 2010 and shall come into operation on 1st October 2010.
2.  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“authorised occupier”, in relation to a rental flat, means —
(a)any person who is named in the application to lease a flat from the Board as an intended occupier or resident of the flat; and
(b)any person who has been authorised in writing by the Board to reside in the flat;
“rental flat” means any flat leased directly from the Board under a tenancy agreement entered into between the Board and the tenant;
“tenant” means any person who has entered into a tenancy agreement with the Board for the lease of a rental flat.
Penalty for breach of certain terms of tenancy agreement
3.  A tenant who breaches any covenant or condition in the tenancy agreement for a rental flat —
(a)not to assign, sublet or part with the possession of the rental flat or any part thereof; or
(b)not to allow any person other than an authorised occupier to live in or share the rental flat,
shall be liable to pay to the Board a penalty of $5,000.
Other right of action or remedy not prejudiced
4.  Nothing in these Rules shall prejudice any right of action or other remedy of the Board —
(a)in respect of a breach of a tenancy agreement for which a penalty is payable under these Rules; and
(b)in respect of any other breach by the tenant of the tenancy agreement.
Application of payments
5.  The Board may in its discretion, in respect of any moneys paid by a tenant without specifying the liability or obligation it is intended to meet, apply the moneys firstly towards the payment of the amount of the penalty payable under these Rules and subsequently apply any balance thereof towards payment of any outstanding rent or any other sums due to the Board.
6.  The Board may, in its discretion, remit wholly or in part any penalty payable under these Rules.

Made this 15th day of September 2010.

Housing and Development Board,
[440-12-01-0044; AG/LLRD/SL/129/2010/7 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 27(3) of the Housing and Development Act).