Minimum Occupation Period

You must have physically occupied your flat for a period of time, referred to as the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP), before you are eligible to sell your flat in the open market.

The MOP is calculated from the date you collect the keys to the flat. It excludes any period that the flat is not occupied by the flat owners, such as when the whole flat is rented out or when there is any infringement of the flat lease.

The length of MOP depends on the purchase mode, flat type and date of flat application:

Purchase Mode
Flat bought from the HDB5 years
DBSS flat bought from a developer5 years
Flat bought under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS)
  • 5 years; or
  • 7 years from the date of selection of the replacement flat, whichever is earlier.
Flat bought under the SERS with Portable SERS Rehousing Benefits5 years
Resale Flat bought from the open market with the CPF Housing Grant5 years
Resale Flat bought from the open market without the CPF Housing Grant:
  • 1-room flat
  • 2-room or bigger flat with date of flat application:
on or after 30 Aug 105 years
between 5 Mar - 29 Aug 103 years
before 5 Mar 10
  • 2 years if you took an HDB loan; or
  • 1 year if you did not take an HDB loan

You may also submit an e-Request for a Computation of Occupation Period for Purpose of Resale.

Last Updated on 05 Sep 2014