Request for Temporary Extension of Stay

Here is an overview of the Temporary Extension of Stay:

What is the Temporary Extension of Stay

If you wish to request for the extension, it is advisable that you and the buyers discuss it while negotiating the sale of the flat.

The extension is subject to the buyers’ agreement. If the buyers are agreeable, both parties must state in your respective portions of the resale application that there is an arrangement for the temporary extension of stay.

If there is a subsequent change with the arrangement, you may write to MyRequest@HDB to drop the request if you have applied for it.

Agreement and indemnity

The temporary extension of stay is a private arrangement between you and the buyers. Both parties may sign a private agreement on the terms of the extension, including any monetary compensation to be paid by you to the buyers. This agreement need not be shown to HDB.

Both parties must fulfil their respective obligations and responsibilities under the terms of the temporary extension of stay. HDB will not mediate if there is any dispute. You and the buyers have to indemnify HDB against any actions or claims for allowing their private arrangement for the temporary extension of stay by you.

Terms and conditions for sellers

The buyers are the legal owners of the flat at the resale completion date, and you and all occupants of the flat need to move out by the completion date.

If you have committed to buy a completed property in Singapore and need more time to move out, you can arrange with the buyers for a temporary extension of stay in the flat for up to 3 months after the resale completion. The extension of stay will be terminated automatically at the end of 3 months. There will be no further extension beyond the 3 months.

Conditions

To be eligible for the temporary extension, you must:

  • Have committed to buy a completed property (can be another HDB flat or private residential property) in Singapore at the time of the resale application, i.e., exercised an Option to Purchase or signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement
  • Not be renting out the whole flat at the time of resale application
  • Be the contra party if the transactions are under the Enhanced Contra Facility
Administrative fee and submission procedure

You must state in your portion of the resale application that there is an arrangement for temporary extension of stay. You do not have to pay an administrative fee for the request.

You must also submit the request via MyRequest@HDB at the time of the resale application. We will then process the request and inform you and the buyers to endorse it before the extension commences on the resale completion date.

Additional information Terms & Conditions for Temporary Extension of Stay by flat sellers (PDF, 349KB)

Terms and conditions for buyers

The buyers are the legal owners of the flat upon the completion of the resale transaction. In agreeing to allow you the temporary extension of stay after the resale completion, buyers must fulfil some terms and conditions as owners of the flat.

Conditions

As legal owners of the flat, buyers must pay for the costs and expenses relating to its ownership from the resale completion date, including the period of the extension of stay by the sellers.

Some examples of the payments include:

  • Monthly instalment for housing loan
  • Service & Conservancy Charges (without rebates during the extension period)
  • Property tax (at non-owner-occupied rates during the extension period)
Administrative fee and submission procedure

The buyers must state in their portion of the resale application that there is an arrangement for the temporary extension of stay.

They need to pay an administrative fee of $20 (inclusive of GST) for the request, being the future owners of the flat agreeing to the extension.

They must also submit the request via MyRequest@HDB at the time of the resale application. We will then process the request and inform the sellers and buyers to endorse it before the extension commences on the resale completion date.

Expiry and termination They must inform the HDB Branch managing the flat via My HDBPage if the extension is terminated earlier. The computation of the minimum occupation period for the new owners will commence after the extension of stay is terminated.