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Important Information

Here is an overview of some important points to note before submitting your application to HDB to be listed in the Directory of Renovation Contractors (DRC).

Under Rule 6 of the Housing and Development (Renovation Control) Rules 2006, only contractors listed in the DRC may:

  • Carry out renovations in HDB flats
  • Offer/ Undertake to personally carry out renovation work
  • Advertise or hold himself out as being listed in the DRC or as a person legally permitted to personally carry out renovation work in an HDB flat. For example, a contractor not listed in the DRC is not permitted to:
  1. Claim that he can renovate HDB flats
  2. Advertise/ promote renovation services for HDB flats by the following means (including but not limited to):
    • Posting on websites and social media networks (e.g. Facebook)
    • Distributing printed collaterals
    • Displaying information in any business premises 

Any person who commits the abovementioned offences shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.


Crime prevention during renovation work

We recommend that renovation contractors take the following crime prevention measures when carrying out renovation works:

  • Use close-shackled locks to secure the flat, instead of number locks
  • Do not leave the flat unattended, even if only for a short while. Ensure that all the doors, windows, and openings are secured before leaving the flat
  • Check the Singapore Police Force and National Crime Prevention websites for further crime prevention advice