When you sell your flat, you should also take into account the costs and fees that you may need to pay:
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.
*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.
When selling an HDB resale flat, the various legal fees are to be paid in Cashier’s Order, and/ or NETS.
Type of Fee
(Subject to GST)
(Based on selling price and subject to a minimum fee of $20; fee is rounded up to the nearest dollar)
For total discharge of mortgage
Registration and microfilming
To Registry of Land Titles and Deeds
For title search fee
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.
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.
Find out more about the streamlined resale process with the HDB Resale Portal.
It is important to understand and follow the resale procedures to ensure a smooth flat selling journey. Read the details in the following sections.