Buying Procedures (HDB)
For whatever reason you are buying HDB; from outgrowing your home and need more space for your family to an upgrade of lifestyle, lets' go through the procedures and process.
Let run you through all the requirements, from the very start of understanding finances to the completion of the sale.
Eligibility & Intent To Buy
The very first step is to know whether you can sell. Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) needs to be observed. You may visit
to find out more.
Knowing The Finances (HLE or API)
If you are planning to get a HDB loan. It will best to get the HLE, as it is need for OTP to be granted. If you are using bank loan, getting a AIP will speed up the overall process.
Draft The Overall Timeline
With step 1&2 known and with reference to your needs and requirement, we will be able to work out a timeline for the purchase.
Matching your needs to the available units in the market.
Negotiation And Receiving Of OTP
Negotiation is part of buying a property. Upon agreement of the price, we will exchange the OTP with maximum of $1,000 options fees.
Submit For Valuation
The value of the flat will be available on the Portal within 5-7 working days; an email will be sent to notify you.
Exercise of Option To Purchase (OTP)
If the value is within expectation, you may proceed with exercising of the OTP by signing on the exercise portion of the OTP, deliver the original OTP and payment of not more that $5,000 (Option fee & Exercised fees combined) to the seller
HDB Resale Application Submission
Once exercised, we may proceed with the resale submission.
Any extension application agreed upon during negotiation will also be made in this step.
Receive AIP & Endorsement of HDB Forms
HDB will send an SMS to show acceptance of application, date of completion will be known. Endorsement of the documents. Payment of the application fees will be also done at the end of endorsement.
Payment Of Buyer Stamp Duties
Upon HDB AIP and endorsement of documents, you will be required to pay the BSD.
HDB Approval & Fix Of Completion Date
HDB will send a SMS to notify of approval and a completion date with timing.
Pre Completion Inspection
Nearing the completion date, the new buyers will inspect the unit before the final completion. This is to ensure that there is no changes to the items agreed upon and you have moved out.
Finally to the big day.
If you’ve got a solicitor acting on your behalf, you won’t have to attend the HDB Resale Completion Appointment yourself. Otherwise, you and the buyer will have to head over to HDB Hub.
Source: HDB Website