I mostly stay in a landed property throughout my life, first with my parents, and then with my wife in another landed property. For a short 3-year period, I stayed with my sister in a government flat. I think I am quite qualified to answer this. First of all, when you stay in a landed property, be prepared to deal with all sorts of insects — mosquitoes, house flies, moths, grasshoppers, spiders, lizards, etc. Depending on the conditions of your house and the neighborhood, you may even have to deal with centipedes, garden snakes, snails, toads, big spiders, etc. If your home has been vacant for an extended period, be prepared to face all these visitors more frequently as you will have more of them. There are generally 2 types of dwellers in landed property, the retirees and the nouveau riche. The former is usually extra, friendly, and helpful. Of course, there are exceptions, but by and large, this group is easy to get along with, sometimes a bit too friendly, I should say. The other group will move into your estate with a loud bang - tear down the old house and rebuilt to the maximum allowable space. The construction usually takes about a year (imagine the noise and dust), and if you are unlucky, the house may look like a sore thumb in your estate. It is not uncommon to find 5-story home in a predominantly 2-story estate. After which they will come in with their Porsche or Lamborghini. Ok, they are generally quite lovely people too. Just be sensitive when commenting on their house. And remember, do not park next to their house unnecessarily. There is a 3rd type of dweller apart from the previous 2. I call them neither here or there group. This group you need to avoid at all costs. I think they get the house from their parents and they try to live it up. Maybe they work too hard, which on most occasions, makes them extra sensitive. Not uncommon to find a group of them shouting at each other for mundane issues like parking lots outside the house or leaves dropping into the house, etc. If your house is the nicest looking one in the neighborhood, be prepared to invest in some anti-burglary devices. I have consistently seen this happening. Also, if your house seems the second-best in the area, don’t be complacent, because the burglar may visit you if the best home is impenetrable. If you want to re-construct your landed house, remember to engage a qualified civil engineer after your architect has drawn up your dream house. I have seen many landed houses not complying with all the requirements, eg, drainage, length of setback, the height of homes, etc. Usually, this is not an issue as the various government bodies typically don’t bother unless your neighbor complains, but you may have a problem later on when you want to sell the house. === Great I would always choose landed property if I am living with my family, and if I am living, I would always select the non-landed property. Yes, if I own the property and me and my family are going to stay, I would prefer landed properties. If you are in search of the properties, I would suggest you search the property on the property portal sites where different property agents/ agencies/ developers list their properties. This will help you to quickly find the property, and you can find the property in the location where you want. You can also compare the property and can buy the property easily, the one which you like.