Buyers and sellers will attend only 1 resale appointment at HDB#, i.e. resale completion. The resale completion is about 8 weeks from the date of HDB's acceptance of the resale application. We will notify you via SMS on the actual date and time of your resale completion once it is scheduled. You can also check the appointment details from the HDB Resale Portal.
#If you have engaged private solicitors, your solicitor representative will attend the resale completion appointment on your behalf.
If you are unable to attend the resale completion personally, e.g. you are overseas, you can prepare a Power of Attorney to appoint another person to act on your behalf and attend the resale completion. Certified true copies of the Power of Attorney have to be submitted to HDB before the appointment.
You and the buyers may request for a later Resale Completion date via MyRequest@HDB.
After buyers and sellers have submitted their resale application, HDB will arrange for Technical Executives from the HDB Branch to inspect your flat.
The purpose of the inspection is to check if there are unauthorised renovation works in the flat that may damage HDB property and affect the structural stability of the flats/ building. The inspection is not to ascertain the value of the flat, the condition and safety of the renovation works, or compliance with any legislation in respect of any installation of fittings/ fixtures in the flat.
You will be informed of the inspection date in the letter of HDB’s acceptance of the resale application.
What you should do before the Resale Completion.
After we have received the resale application from the buyers and sellers, an inspection of the flat will be carried out by an officer from the HDB Branch. The purpose of the inspection is to check for unauthorised renovation works in the flat that may damage HDB property, and affect the structural stability of the flats or building.
If there are any unauthorised renovation works in the flat, please rectify them before the completion of the resale transaction.
Service and conservancy charges up to the day of resale completion
Property tax up to the end of the year
You have to vacate the flat before the Date of Completion so that buyers can take possession of the resale flat after the Completion Appointment.
After you have vacated the flat, invite the buyers to inspect the flat and ensure that the keys to the resale flat are available for handover to the buyers during the resale completion appointment.
What will happen during resale completion appointment.
The appointment is for us to witness:
The signing of the transfer document by the seller of the resale flat
The signing of the mortgage document/ agreement by you (if you are taking an HDB housing loan)
The handing over of the keys from the seller to you (or to your lawyer if you took a bank loan and engaged the bank's lawyer to act for the purchase) after:
The buyer confirms that the flat has been vacated and the conditions are acceptable (buyer should arrange for a final inspection of the flat with the seller before the date of completion)
The sellers have to pay the service and conservancy charges up to the day of resale completion. As for property tax, they are required to pay up to the end of the year.
You will receive your cheque for the net sale proceeds, if any
HDB will arrange to refund the CPF monies to your CPF account. CPF refund will take place within 7-14 working days from the date of the completion appointment.
If you have engaged a private solicitor to act for you, your solicitors will be responsible for effecting the refund of the CPF monies to your CPF account.
After the sale of the resale flat is legally completed, you have to move out of the flat. If you are unable to do so immediately, you can arrange with the flat buyers to extend your stay temporarily in the flat, for a period of up to 3 months after the legal completion.
If you would like to apply for the temporary extension of stay, you must seek your buyer’s agreement and indicate your request when you submit your resale application.
Find out more about the conditions to apply for the Temporary Extension of Stay .
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.