Application Procedure

If you wish to apply for the Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS), read on for an overview of the procedure as well as the fees payable.

Making an e-Appointment

You can make an e-Appointment with our HDB Branch to find out more about the LBS. You may log in either with or without Singpass, and click on 'Make a new appointment' > select 'Lease Buyback Scheme' > 'Enquiry'. You can then fill in your particulars (for log in without Singpass), choose an appointment date and time, and provide us with your contact details, before clicking on 'Confirm'. You will need to attend the appointment with all the co-owner(s), if any.

Donee named in the Lasting Power of Attorney or Court-appointed Deputy representing owners who lack mental capacity may contact us through our e-Feedback form to make an appointment.

You may also wish to take note of the Terms and Conditions of the LBS.

On the day of appointment at the HDB Branch, we will: 

  • Explain the various monetisation options, including LBS 
  • Explain the LBS in detail and assist you in calculating the estimated total payout and monthly income you may receive under the scheme

If you decide to apply for the LBS after having a better understanding, we will assist you to make an application.

After submission of application

HDB will appoint a valuer from HDB's Panel of Private Valuers to conduct a market valuation of the flat, to determine the value of the lease retained by you, and the value of the tail-end lease sold to HDB. We will arrange a financial counselling session with you and your family to let you know the actual total payout and monthly income that you will receive under the LBS. You may confirm if you wish to proceed with the LBS during the financial counselling session.

If you are proceeding with the LBS, we will invite you to sign the legal documents in approximately 2 months. On the day of signing of legal documents, we will issue a cheque for any excess that is above the required CPF Retirement Account (RA) top-up (if applicable). The LBS bonus will be credited to your bank account and your monthly income will commence in about 1 to 2 months following the completion of the LBS transaction.

Fees payable

These are the fees payable for your application under the Lease Buyback Scheme.

Administrative charge

  • $100 (inclusive of GST)

  • Will be deducted from the proceeds from the sale of the tail-end lease

Legal fees

  • Vary according to flat type and market value of flat

  • About $300 to $500

  • Will be deducted from the proceeds from the sale of the tail-end lease