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Key Executive Officers (KEOs) regularly receive letters about updates to HDB policies, regulations, and procedures. You can read the letters here.
30 Sep 2022
As you may be aware, HDB, MND and MAS announced on 29 Sep 2022 a package of measures to promote sustainable conditions in the property market by ensuring prudent borrowing and moderating demand.
16 Dec 2021
On 15 Dec 2021, the Government announced a package of measures to cool the private residential and HDB resale markets, to promote continued housing affordability and encourage greater financial prudence. For measure specific to public housing, the Government will tighten the Loan-to-Value (LTV) limit for housing loans granted by HDB from 90% to 85%.
21 Jul 2021
HDB flats are meant for owner-occupation. Flat owners, spouses and essential occupiers have to fulfil a 5-year minimum occupation period (MOP) before they can acquire a private residential property. However, some flat owners have attempted to circumvent the policy by buying a private residential property to hold in trust for another person during the MOP.
13 Jan 2021
Today, Minister for National Development, Mr Desmond Lee, announced the launch of the HDB Flat Portal. This was the culmination of a series of engagement sessions where we sought feedback from many industry players and stakeholders on how we could make it more convenient for home buyers to gather information on their housing options and buy a flat through a single platform.
29 Sep 2020
Presently all our counters at the HDB Hub are open to customers with prior appointments only. Walk-in customers with no appointments are not allowed entry into the HDB Hub. Salespersons are also not allowed to accompany their clients for their resale appointments. Only the flat sellers and buyers need to attend the completion appointment, to sign the necessary documents. These measures are put in place to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.
11 Sep 2019
Yesterday, MND and HDB announced various measures to make public housing more affordable and accessible for Singaporeans. The measures will help more Singaporeans from lower to upper-middle income households buy their first homes and start a family.
09 May 2019
Today, MND and MOM announced the updated rules on CPF usage and HDB housing loan to give buyers more flexibility when buying a home for life, while safeguarding their retirement adequacy. Under the updated rules, the total amount of CPF that can be used for a property purchase will depend on the extent the remaining lease of the property can cover the youngest buyer to the age of 95.
18 Sep 2018
We have prepared some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to facilitate salespersons in guiding their clients on the HDB resale process. The FAQs are in the Annex below.
We would also like to share with salespersons some recent developments in the processing of resale applications.
01 Jun 2018
Sellers and buyers of resale flats must use the HDB prescribed Option to Purchase (OTP) as the form of contract in resale transactions. In completing the OTP form, it is essential that all the information provided is accurate. Of particular importance are the names of the sellers and buyers.
23 Mar 2018
The HDB Resale Portal was launched on 1 Jan 2018, and all resale applications are processed via the portal. For resale transactions where the sellers have granted the Option to Purchase on or before 31 Dec 2017, the resale applications must be submitted by 31 Mar 2018. We will not accept any of such resale applications after this date.
20 Feb 2018
Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat announced during the Budget Statement in Parliament yesterday that the Government will enhance the Proximity Housing Grant (PHG) to encourage married couples, singles, and their parents to live closer together, in the same flat or nearby, for stronger family support.
01 Feb 2018
HDB has announced changes to our policies for the renting out of HDB flats and living quarters of commercial properties, which will take effect from 1 May 2018.
01 Jan 2018
With effect from 1 January 2018, HDB implemented the streamlined resale transaction process with the new HDB Resale Portal. The HDB Resale Portal is available via the HDB InfoWEB. Flat buyers and sellers have to login using their SingPass to access the portal.
31 Oct 2017
The Estate Agent Toolkit is CorpPass-enabled and the use of SingPass will be discontinued from 31 December 2017.
19 Oct 2017
HDB today announced the introduction of a new HDB Resale Portal that will guide flat buyers and sellers through their resale transaction, making the process of buying and selling an HDB resale flat easier and faster.
12 Jun 2017
We have opened registration for 3 more CPD courses in the third quarter of 2017. They are all core courses under C2, Level 1.
17 Apr 2017
We are pleased to introduce our new e-Service, which replaces manual forms for flat buyers to withdraw their CPF monies, and declare their health status for coverage under the Home Protection Scheme .
04 Apr 2017
Thank you for the overwhelming response from salespersons to our CPD course on HDB Financing, Subletting, and Resale Matters held on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.
14 Mar 2017
Want to understand more about the enhanced CPF Housing Grant announced recently? What about the latest on subletting of HDB flats or updates on HDB financing policies?
20 Feb 2017
As announced in the Budget Statement in Parliament on 20 February 2017, the Government will increase the CPF Housing Grant for first-timer families buying resale HDB flats.
25 Nov 2016
We have scheduled 3 CPD courses in the first quarter of 2017. They are all core courses under C2, Level 1.
03 Aug 2016
HDB will be renovating the frontline areas at the 2nd storey of the HDB Hub Atrium. This is to enhance the service experience of customers who visit our office for services and transactions.
11 Jul 2016
We have scheduled 3 CPD courses in July, August, and September 2016. They are core courses under C2, Level 1.
05 Jul 2016
We are pleased to share with you the enhancements that we have made to help first-timers apply for a CPF Housing Grant for their resale flat purchase.
10 Mar 2016
We have scheduled 3 CPD courses in April, May and June 2016. They are all core courses under C2, Level 1.
02 Dec 2015
We have scheduled 3 CPD courses in January, February and March 2016. Our CPD courses are core courses under C2, Level 1.
25 Sep 2015
In view of strong support from salespersons, we have full sign-ups for our CPD courses in 2015. We are starting the 2016 CPD cycle early to give salespersons a head start in chalking up their CPD hours for 2016 and an opportunity to learn more about the recent policy announcements.
24 Aug 2015
Today, MND and HDB introduced three new measures to help more extended families live closer together for mutual care and support, and to make public housing more affordable for more Singaporeans, from lower- to upper-income households. The three new measures are summarised below.
14 Aug 2015
Good news for salespersons who are looking to meet their core CPD credit hours quota for this year.
13 Aug 2015
Check out the instructional videos on buying and selling of HDB flat in our HDB YouTube channel!
06 Aug 2015
To ensure that customers who visit the HDB Hub at Lorong 6 Toa Payoh for services and transactions will continue to have a pleasant experience, HDB will be renovating the frontline areas at the first storey of the HDB Hub Atrium.
05 Jun 2015
We are pleased to share with you the improvements that we have made to the HDB resale procedure. This will make the experience of buying a resale flat even more pleasant.
27 May 2015
We have scheduled 3 CPD courses in June, July and August 2015. Our CPD courses are core courses under C2, Level 1.
20 May 2015
Salespersons play a crucial role in guiding HDB flat sellers and buyers to make prudent decisions. In their dealings with the flat owners, salespersons may encounter those who wish to sell their flats because of financial difficulties. For these flat owners, selling their flats ought to be their last resort as they have other options available.
30 Apr 2015
We wish to inform you on the implementation of a revised eligibility condition for subtenants to rent an HDB flat or room(s).
14 Dec 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015!
21 Jul 2014
As announced today, to help ease HDB flat sellers’ transition to their next home, flat sellers will now be able to arrange with their flat buyers, to extend their stay temporarily in the flat, for a period of up to three months after legal completion.
17 Apr 2014
For this quarter, we will discuss the resale procedures in greater depth at our CPD courses. This will provide salespersons with a good understanding of the various aspects of the procedures hence facilitating them in providing their service to the resale flat buyers and sellers.
10 Mar 2014
Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development has announced today in Parliament changes in some processes in the sale and purchase of HDB resale flats. HDB has also issued a press release to provide the details.
17 Jan 2014
Starting from 16 Jan 2014, HDB will introduce a quota on the subletting of whole HDB flats to non-citizen (NC) subtenants. This is to prevent the formation of foreigner enclaves in HDB estates, and maintain the Singaporean character of our HDB heartlands.
28 Nov 2013
With effect from 1 December 2013, HDB will only accept Resale Checklists submitted via the Resale Checklist for Sellers/Buyers e-Service. Salespersons who have completed the hardcopy checklist can submit them to the HDB until 30 November 2013.
24 Oct 2013
We would appreciate it if you could disseminate the following information on implementation of ‘Electronic Resale Checklist’ to your salespersons.
29 Aug 2013
As announced on 27 Aug 2013, two measures have been introduced to further stabilize the HDB resale market.
28 Jun 2013
We refer to the above matter
17 May 2013
This is to update KEOs on HDB’s new initiatives that aims to guide buyers in their decision making process.
13 May 2013
Meeting More Housing Needs in 2013
06 May 2013
As part of our continuous efforts to enhance our service delivery, we are introducing a new mobile service initiative.
01 May 2013
As part of our continuous efforts to enhance our service delivery, we have re-designed the " Enquiry on Buyers' Eligibility under the EIP and SPR Quota" e-Service.
14 Jan 2013
The Government has announced on 11 January 2013 a comprehensive set of measures that aims to cool the private and public housing markets. These measures are calibrated to be tighter on property ownership for investment, as well as on foreign buyers. To discourage over-borrowing, financing conditions for housing have also been tightened. In addition, structural measures have been implemented to strengthen the policy intent of public housing and executive condominiums.
25 Jul 2012
We refer to our emails of 2 May and 29 June 2012 on the implementation of the downloadable HDB standard Option to Purchase (OTP) in the HDB InfoWEB.
29 Jun 2012
We refer to our email of 2 May 2012 on the availability of the HDB standard Option to Purchase (OTP) form in the HDB InfoWEB for download.
26 Apr 2012
We are pleased to inform you that the HDB standard Option to Purchase (OTP), the only form of contract in HDB resale transactions, will now be made available in the HDB InfoWEB for download.
11 Sep 2011
An HDB flat is home to most owners and their families. Before committing to sell their flats, it is important that flat owners consider carefully and secure their next home. As you may know, some flat owners have resorted to selling their flats to pay off debts, without considering where their families will stay next. While this may give temporary relief to the debt problem, it may lead to more problems, like having to look for alternative accommodation and moving from place to place. These not only add stress to their lives but may also strain family relationships or affect the studies of their children.