Temporary Extension of Stay

You and all occupants of the flat will need to move out by the resale completion date. From this day, the buyers will be the new owners of the flat.

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. We advise that you discuss this with the buyers while negotiating the sale of the flat.

Conditions for flat sellers

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

The temporary extension of stay is subject to the flat buyers’ agreement and the request is to be submitted to HDB at the time of the resale application. Both the sellers and buyers must indicate during the submission of their respective portions of the resale application that there is an arrangement for temporary extension of stay. HDB will then process the request, and inform the sellers and buyers to endorse it before the extension commences on the resale completion date. An administrative fee of $20 (inclusive of GST) is payable by the flat buyers, being the future owners of the flat agreeing to the extension.

You may submit your request for a temporary extension of stay via MyRequest@HDB.

Expiry and termination

The extension of stay will be terminated automatically at the end of 3 months. There will be no further extension beyond the 3 months. The flat buyers (new owners) must inform the HDB Branch managing the flat via My HDBPage if the extension is terminated earlier. The computation of the MOP for the new owners will commence after the extension of stay is terminated.

Agreement and indemnity

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

The buyers and sellers 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; buyers and sellers have to indemnify HDB against any actions or claims for allowing their private arrangement for the temporary extension of stay by the sellers. 

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