After Submitting a Resale Application

After HDB receives the completed resale application from both the flat sellers and buyers, we will prepare the necessary documents for their endorsements. You are required to endorse the documents through the HDB Resale Portal and pay the necessary fees online.  An in-principle approval for resale will be granted once the documents are endorsed, and necessary fees paid. An appointment then will be scheduled for buyers and sellers to attend to complete the resale transaction.

Read on for more details about the procedure.

Acknowledge and Endorse Resale Documents

After you have submitted your resale application, we will compute your estimated sale proceeds, the buyers’ financial plan, as well as the relevant forms and undertakings for the sellers and buyers to endorse.

Once these documents are ready, they will be posted on the HDB Resale Portal. We will notify buyers and sellers via SMS to endorse these documents within 6 days. A reminder SMS will be sent if the documents are not endorsed, and the deadline for endorsement will be extended by 2 days. If buyers or sellers fail to endorse the documents within the extended deadline, we may cancel the resale application.

Important note:

  • The resale documents must be endorsed individually by all the sellers.

  • You are required to read through the documents before endorsing them. You can check the status of the endorsement process via the HDB Resale Portal.

  • The documents are given in PDF format. You can save a copy for reference.

  • If you have questions on your estimated sale proceeds or the resale documents, you can contact the Customer Relations Manager (CRM) in charge of your application for clarification. The CRM’s details are provided on the HDB Resale Portal.

Documents for endorsement includes:

  • Sellers’ sale proceeds

  • Acknowledgement for Upgrading Programme, if applicable

  • Spouse Consent for Sale of Flat, if applicable

    • If your spouse is an occupier of the flat, your spouse must agree to vacate the flat when the sale is completed

  • Resale documents for acknowledgement

Pay Resale Fees

After endorsing the resale documents, you will be directed by the HDB Resale Portal to make payments for the legal fees (conveyancing, title search and caveat fees) online.

You can make payment online by using your credit card (Visa/ Mastercard) or by scanning the QR code using any of the supporting mobile payment apps within the notice period given by HDB.

Payment Modes for Legal Fees


Credit Card ( Visa/ Mastercard)

  • Resale Portal
  • ‘Step 4’ for Seller / ‘Step 7’ for Buyer

Mobile payment apps such as PayNow, NETSPay, DBS PayLah!, POSB/DBS digibank, UOB Mighty, and OCBC Pay Anyone

  • Scan the QR code provided
  • Resale Portal
  • ‘Step 4’ for Seller / ‘Step 7’ for Buyer

The stamp duty and conveyancing fees are payable by CPF savings. If you wish to use cash instead of your CPF savings, you can contact us using our e-Feedback form with your request after the resale application is accepted.

Wait for Approval

We will grant an approval for the resale, typically within 2 weeks after the sellers and buyers have endorsed on the documents prepared by the HDB. Buyers and sellers are advised to respond promptly to prevent any delay or cancellation of the resale application.

Once the resale application is approved, we will notify flat sellers and buyers via SMS and emails. The approval letter will also be posted on the HDB Resale Portal.

Completion of Resale

Following the resale approval, we will prepare for the completion of the transaction.

Buyers and sellers are required to attend the resale completion appointment if they have engaged HDB’s solicitors to act for them in the conveyancing of the resale transaction.

Once the completion appointment is scheduled, we will notify flat sellers and buyers via SMS. The completion letters will also be posted on the HDB Resale Portal.

Find out more information about the Resale Completion appointment.