Lessees may opt out of any or all of these improvements, with a corresponding reduction in co-payment. However, to opt out of toilet upgrading, the toilets will have to pass a water test for leaks. This is to prevent ceiling leaks at the flat below.
- Upgrading of toilets
- Replacement of entrance door
- Replacement of entrance grille gate
- Replacement of refuse hopper
It was also announced in Parliament on 5 March 2012, that HDB will introduce more elderly friendly options under the HIP. These improvements come under the Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE) and aims to create a safer and more comfortable living environment for them.
- Slip resistant treatment for bathroom floors
- Grab bars
- Ramps at the main entrance of flats and in the flats
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