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A change of use involves a change in the function and usage of your premises, for example, a change from a hair salon to a tuition centre.
Due to recent surge in the number of requests for resale and change of use of sold shops, please expect a longer processing time of at least 4 weeks after all supporting documents/payment are received. Therefore, do check and ensure that all supporting documents/payments required for your application(s) are duly submitted. Please be assured that we will process your requests as quickly as we can.
Check out list of allowable trades to find out whether your intended business is allowed for your commercial unit.
Find out what you need to do to apply for a change in the category of use for your commercial unit.
Renting out of your shop’s living quarters is only allowed under specific conditions. The living quarters can also be used under the Home Office Scheme.
Here’s how you can renew the change of use approval for your HDB sold commercial unit.