From May 2018 sales exercise onwards, young couples may apply for a flat first, and defer the income assessment for the CPF housing grant(s) and HDB housing loan. Couples who fulfil the eligibility conditions may have their income assessed nearer to their key collection appointment.
Both parties of a couple must:
The income assessment for housing grants and loan will be carried out at the following points:
Please refer to our income guidelines for housing grants and loan.
Applicants who book a completed flat will proceed to collect the keys and make full payment for their flat purchase at key collection.
Applicants who book an uncompleted flat can make use of the Staggered Downpayment Scheme and pay the required downpayment in two instalments. Half of the downpayment is payable when they sign the Agreement for Lease, which is around 4 months after the flat booking. The remaining amount, as well as the balance purchase price, is payable at key collection when the booked flat is completed.