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You can apply for the resale/ transfer of HDB sold shop premises via GoBusiness Licensing. This service is not applicable to units in HDB shopping and office complexes, which are managed by Managing Agents.
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.
Here are the criteria and required documents you need to fulfil and submit before you can purchase a shop from the open market.
The criteria for application are:
Please read the terms and conditions before applying.
Under the lodgement scheme, those who would like to sell their shops only need to lodge or file their resale details via GoBusiness Licensing with an administrative fee of $100 (excluding GST) from 5 July 2006.
The lodgement scheme is not applicable under the following scenarios:
When you purchase a shop, you can choose not to have an inspection of the premises during the resale/ transfer application. The alternative to us conducting a site inspection, is for you to engage a Qualified Person or accredited checker to make sure that any alteration and addition works carried out/ to be carried out in the premises meet all legal requirements. For this option, both transferors and transferees need to submit the Declaration and Undertaking form.
For works done before 1 October 2005, the shop owners can request for our renovation records/ inspection report for $300 (exclusive of GST). For works done after 1 October 2005, they can appoint their own Qualified Person to verify that the works meet the requirements of the Building & Construction Authority/ Fire Safety & Shelter Department.
The following table lists the total fees payable based on the type of application and the options that are chosen:
Administrative Fees Payable
Lodgement (waiver of inspection)
Lodgement (request for inspection)
$100 + $300
Application (requires us to process)
Lease not issued
Proposed trade that requires change of use
Change of use of living quarters to non-residential use
If proposed use of the trading area is not in the list
Additional fees for the transfer of the outdoor refreshment area
Lodgement (waiver of inspection) + transfer of the existing outdoor refreshment area
$100 + $200
Lodgement (request for inspection) + transfer of the existing outdoor refreshment area
$100 + $300 + $200
Application + transfer of the existing outdoor refreshment area
$500 + $200
Here is a list of HDB shopping and office complexes.
You can rent a unit from our tenant or shop owner. These are the application instructions and conditions.
Here are details on the criteria and procedure to take over an HDB commercial unit from an existing tenant.