Costs and Fees
When you sell your flat, you should also take into account the costs and fees that you may need to pay:
- Resale application administrative fees
- Legal fees
- Seller's Stamp Duty
- Property tax
- Service & Conservancy Charges
Resale application administrative fees
For the submission of the resale application, both the buyer and seller will each pay an administrative fee of $40 or $80, depending on the flat type.
Resale Application Administrative Fee*
(Payable by buyer and seller)
1 and 2-room
3-room and bigger
*Fees paid are non-refundable and include GST. If you are using the HDB Resale Portal, payments can be made via credit card (Visa/MasterCard) or by scanning the QR code using any of the supporting mobile payment apps such as NETSPay, DBS PayLah!, POSBANK/DBS Digibank, UOB Mighty and OCBC Pay Anyone. If you are using the Estate Agent Toolkit, payments can be made via GIRO.
If you engage HDB’s solicitor to act for you in the sale, you can get an estimate of the cost using our Legal Fees Enquiry service. If you engage your own solicitor, they will advise you on the fees. More information on the breakdown of legal fees is detailed below.
Seller's Stamp Duty
Most HDB flat owners would not have to pay the Seller’s Stamp Duty when they sell their flats as they would have met the minimum occupation period before they do so. However, those who have recently become the flat owners by way of transfer may be affected by it. You may check with IRAS to find out more about Seller’s Stamp Duty.
As the seller, you need to pay the flat’s property tax up to the end of the year. Please submit the official tax payment receipt to us at your flat sale completion appointment.
For the amount due, please check the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore’s myTax Portal.
Service & Conservancy Charges
Your Service & Conservancy Charges are to be paid up to the date of completion (i.e. completion appointment date). Please submit the receipt for this payment to us at your flat sale completion appointment.
For the amount due, please check with your Town Council.