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Here is an overview of 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.
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.
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.
To be eligible for the temporary extension, you must:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Obtain details on the resale completion appointment and the actions to take before and during the appointment.