Living in HDB flats means you have to take into account the neighbours that are living with you. Since you are living right next to each other, everything you do can easily affect your neighbours so you have to be considerate.
This could lead to a harmonious living in the HDB flats. To achieve this, you have to follow some rules that you need to do and not to do. Among the house rules in the Housing & Development Board are the following:
Do’s of Living in a Rented HDB Flat
- You have to keep the lift lobbies of any obstructions such as chairs, trash bin, sofas, stools, plant potters, or any other things that may block the lift lobbies.
- If you have to transport any goods and materials, you may use the goods lifts.
- Maintain your unit to avoid any contamination and bad smell. Also, do not store stagnant waters in a period as this may cause mosquito breeding.
- You have to park your vehicles including your bicycles at designated parking slots.
- You have to unload and unload the goods and materials to the proper loading and unloading areas or bays.
- Trade production activities must be done within your flat and not in the common areas.
- Hang your clothes within the boundary of your flat.
- Fire-fighting equipment must be cleared of any blockage.
- Keep the fire escape paths from any barriers to have easy access.
- Have a regular maintenance of exhaust ducts and other installed systems.
- Religious incense papers and offerings must be burned in burning bins located at external areas of the building.
- Engage a licensed waste collector to gather all your trashes regularly.
- Segregate your wastes and the recycle materials must be placed in recycling bins that are located at the 1st story lift lobby.
- Have proper segregation of your in-house trade wastes in the designated trade bins.
- Observe the National Environment Agency’s guidelines regarding the boundary noise limits for factory premises to achieve a conducive environment.
- You must park your vehicle at the red box during workshop operating hours only.
Don’ts of Living in a Rented Flat
- Do not place vending machines, skid tanks, and other containers in common areas.
- Do not put any stickers, banners, advertising materials on the lift walls, building façade, and common area walls.
- Do not block the scupper drains by placing things such as potted plants or stools.
- Do not use any water or electrical supply at the common areas.
- Do not place things such as potted plants on the parapet coping, window ledge, or any other exterior part of the HDB building.
- Avoid putting any combustible materials such as diesel tank, and liquid petroleum gas, among others in the common areas.
- Avoid placing canvas sheets outside your flat.
- Do not make any hot works such as welding and spray painting outside your flat.
- Avoid placing skid tanks and other containers at the parking lots without asking for permission.
- Avoid placing things such as chairs and cones on the common parking areas.
- Avoid parking your vehicles at double yellow and zig-zagged lines in the parking lot without asking for permission.
- Do not park your wrecked vehicle at places such as the non-holding areas.
- Avoid parking your cars without licensed plates within the premises of the industrial complex.
- Avoid throwing burning things in the garbage chute as this may cause a fire.
- Do not hang clothes that are dripping with water. It is advisable that you let your wet clothes run in the dryer before hanging them outside.
- Do not make a loud noise. If possible lower the volume of your radio, or television.
Living in HDB flats or any other settlement requires you to practice etiquette. This thing will ensure a peaceful environment and a good camaraderie with your neighbours.