Acceptance and Approval

After HDB receives the complete resale application and supporting documents from you and the buyers, we will verify both parties’ eligibility and review the documents. If the application and documents are in order, we will notify you and the buyers of HDB’s acceptance of the application via SMS or email.

Flat inspection by HDB Branch

When we accept the resale application, Technical Executives from the HDB Branch will make arrangements 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.

If there are any unauthorised renovation works in the flat, you have to rectify them before the completion of the resale transaction.

Acknowledge and endorse documents

You and the buyers must endorse the documents before HDB may approve the resale application.

We will prepare the necessary documents for you and the buyers to endorse, which will be ready about 3 weeks after the application have been accepted.

Once the documents are ready, they will be posted on the HDB Resale Portal and we will notify you and the buyers via SMS to log in to the HDB Resale Portal to endorse the documents.

If you or the buyers do not endorse the documents within the given timeframe, the resale application may be cancelled.

If you appoint HDB as solicitors for the sale of the flat, the documents to endorse include:

  • Sale proceeds computation
  • 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
  • Other documents, such as undertakings and forms posted on the HDB Resale Portal
If you appoint your own solicitor for the purchase of the flat, the documents that you will endorse may be different from the above.
Important notes:
  • The documents must be endorsed individually by all the sellers via the HDB Resale Portal. Read through the documents before endorsing them. The documents are in PDF format and you may save a copy for reference
  • You may view the status of the endorsement process via the HDB Resale Portal

Payment of fees

After you have endorsed the documents, you must make payment for all the required fees within the notice period given by HDB.

Legal fees

The legal fees payable depends on the solicitor you appoint to act for you.

If you engage HDB to act for you in the purchase, you may get an estimated legal fee by using our Legal Fees Enquiry e-Service.

HDB is acting in the purchase

Type of Fee Amount

Legal fees

To HDB

(Subject to GST)

For transfer of flat ownership to buyers

(Based on the resale price and subject to a minimum fee of $20; fee is rounded up to the nearest dollar)

  • First $30,000: 6.75 cents per $100 or part thereof
  • Next $30,000: 5.40 cents per $100 or part thereof
  • Remainder: 4.50 cents per $100 or part thereof

For total discharge of mortgage loan

  • 1-room flat: $22
  • 2-room flat: $33
  • 3-room flat: $44
  • 4-room flat: $55
  • 5-room flat: $66
  • Executive flat/ maisonette: $77

Registration and microfilming

To Registry of Land Titles and Deeds

For title search fee

  • $32

For total discharge of mortgage loan

  • $38.30

Miscellaneous fees

To HDB

(Subject to GST)

$5

Private solicitors are acting in the purchase

Type of Fee Amount

Legal fees

To HDB

(Subject to GST)


For transfer of flat ownership to buyers

  • Not applicable

For total discharge of mortgage loan

  • 1-room flat: $22
  • 2-room flat: $33
  • 3-room flat: $44
  • 4-room flat: $55
  • 5-room flat: $66
  • Executive flat/ maisonette: $77
Registration and microfilming Not applicable
Miscellaneous fees Not applicable

Payment

After endorsing the resale documents, you must pay the legal fees within the notice period given by HDB:

Payment Modes Details
Credit Card Visa or Mastercard
AXS AXS Station
AXS M-Station
AXS E-Station
PayNow

Supported by the following Banks:

  • Bank of China
  • Citibank
  • DBS/ POSB
  • HSBC Bank
  • ICBC
  • Maybank
  • OCBC Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
CPF savings Only applicable for legal fees

Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD)

You may need to pay SSD when you sell or relinquish your interest in your flat within the holding period. For purchases/ ownership changes done on or after 11 March 2017, the holding period of 3 years starts on the day you acquire an interest in the HDB flat (i.e. exercise the Option to Purchase/ date of legal document). Please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)'s website for more information.

Note: The SSD holding period is not the same as the minimum occupation period (MOP), and the fulfilment of one does not necessarily mean the fulfilment of the other.

Property tax

As the seller, you have 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 IRAS via their myTax Portal.

Service & Conservancy Charges

Your service & conservancy charges are to be paid up to the date of Resale Completion. Please submit the receipt for this payment to us at your resale completion appointment.

For the amount due, please check with your Town Council.

Approval of resale application

We will grant an approval for the resale transaction typically within 2 weeks after you and the buyers have endorsed the documents and made the necessary payments.

Both parties are advised to endorse documents and make payments promptly to prevent any delay or cancellation of the resale application.

We will notify you and the buyers of the approval via SMS and email and post the approval letter on the HDB Resale Portal.

The approval letter will contain instructions on what you need to do before the resale completion appointment, such as the Notification to Town Council on payment of Service and Conservancy Charges and BCA windows retrofitting form.

Resale completion

We will notify you and the buyers via SMS once the appointment is scheduled.

You may log in to the HDB Resale Portal to view the completion letter, which provides information on what you need to prepare for the appointment, such as the documents required for the appointment.

If you have appointed HDB as solicitors for the purchase of the flat, you must attend the resale completion appointment in person at the HDB Hub.

Find out what you need to prepare before the resale completion appointment.