Title

Housing and Development Board Flats, Trust and Other Equitable Doctrines

Author

Hang Wu TANG

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2012

Abstract

Although 85% of the population of Singapore reside in Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats, this area of the law remains largely under investigated. A perennially contentious issue is the complex interplay between equitable doctrines and the Housing and Development Act. In this article, the author reviews the jurisprudence pertaining to express trust, resulting trust and common intention constructive trust and the HDB flat. This article will also examine the applicability of other equitable doctrines such as donatio mortis causa and proprietary estoppel in relation to the HDB flat. In particular, this article will explore the applicability of the common intention constructive trust and proprietary estoppel in providing a potential remedy to disinherited wives and caregivers.

Keywords

equity, HDB, property, land, law, public housing, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Housing Law | Property Law and Real Estate

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

24

First Page

470

Last Page

498

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

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