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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.

Flat Type
Resale Application Administrative Fee*
(Payable by buyer and seller)
1 and 2-room
$40
3-room and bigger
$80

*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.

Legal fees

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.

Breakdown of legal fees payable

When selling an HDB resale flat, the various legal fees are to be paid in Cashier’s Order, and/ or NETS.


If HDB’s solicitor is acting for you

Type of Fee

Amount

Conveyancing fees

To HDB

(Subject to GST)

For transfer

(Based on selling price and subject to a minimum fee of $20; fee is rounded up to the nearest dollar)

  • First $30,000: 6.75 cents per $100 or part thereof
  • Next $30,000: 5.40 cents per $100 or part thereof
  • Remainder: 4.50 cents per $100 or part thereof

For total discharge of mortgage

  • 1-room flat: $22
  • 2-room flat: $33
  • 3- room flat: $44
  • 4-room flat: $55
  • 5-room flat: $66
  • Executive flat/ maisonette: $77

Registration and microfilming

To Registry of Land Titles and Deeds

For title search fee

  • $10.40

For total discharge of mortgage

  • $38.30

Miscellaneous fees

To HDB

(Subject to GST)

  • $5

If HDB’s solicitor is not acting for you

Type of Fee

Amount

Conveyancing fees

To HDB

(Subject to GST)

For transfer

  • Not applicable

For total discharge of mortgage

  • 1-room flat: $22
  • 2-room flat: $33
  • 3- room flat: $44
  • 4-room flat: $55
  • 5-room flat: $66
  • Executive flat/ maisonette: $77

Registration and microfilming

  • Not applicable

Miscellaneous fees

  • Not applicable

 

 

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.

 

Property tax

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.