You must be at least 21 years old at the time of application
You must form a family nucleus under one of the following schemes:
|You, the applicant and;- your spouse, and children (if any)- your parents, and siblings (if any)- your children under your legal custody, care and control (for widowed/ divorced)
|You, the applicant and your fiance/fiancee
|You, the applicant and your unmarried siblings
|You, the applicant and another single person
You may buy a dual-key EC units offered by the developer if you form a multi-generation family as follows:
(i) Married couple with parents/grandparents
(ii) Fiancé and fiancée couple with parents/grandparents
(iii) Widowed/divorced with children and parents/grandparents
Special Requirement for Undischarged Bankrupts
Undischarged bankrupts need to seek the Official Assignee (OA)’s consent if they are applying for an HDB flat which is bigger than a 5-room flat. However, they do not need to seek the OA’s approval to be listed as an occupier in an HDB flat even if the flat is bigger than a 5-room flat.
Ownership/Interest in Property in Singapore or Overseas other than HDB flats
You, your spouse, any occupiers listed in the Application Form or their spouses must not own or dispose or have an estate or interest in any other flat, house, building or land*
* includes but not limited to:
Exemption to Exceptional Cases
HDB may consider granting exemption to exceptional cases based on the merits of each case. If you wish to seek exemption to buy a flat direct from HDB, please complete the property questionnaire and submit it to HDB.
Owners/Ex-owners of HDB flats / DBSS flats / EC units
Each eligible Singaporean household can buy the following housing unit only twice:
*Only applicable for first-timer applicants
If you have already bought two housing units, you will not be eligible to apply or be listed as an essential occupier in an application.
You and the essential family members listed in the application for purchase of the flat must not:
Higher Quota of the EC Supply for First-time Applicants during Initial Launch Period
From 2 March 2012, the developers will set aside 70% of the supply for first-timers during the initial launch period.
You or the essential family members listed in your application have owned/sold or are currently owners of
Second-timers not required to Pay Resale Levy
The resale levy will not apply to new EC projects which are launched from 2009 onwards, after the La Casa.
Existing Owner or Ex-Owner of a Flat
You can apply for a flat if you, your spouse or any of the essential occupiers listed in the application is an existing owner or ex-owner of a:
If you belong to any of the above categories, you may apply to buy an EC on condition that a 5-year period (excluding any period of subletting of the whole flat) has lapsed from the *date of taking possession of the flat to the date of application for a new EC
* The date of taking possession refers to following dates (whichever is applicable):
Are you, your spouse or any of the essential occupiers listed in the application an ex-owner of an Executive Condominium bought directly from the developer? If yes, you would need to meet a 5-year period from the date of taking possession of the earlier Executive Condominium.
In addition, you need to wait out a 30-month period from the effective date of disposal (i.e., date of legal completion of the sale of your Executive Condominium, evidenced by the Notice of Transfer or such other documentary evidence as HDB may require) of the Executive Condominium before you can apply to buy an HDB flat.
Essential Occupier of an Existing HDB Flat
You or any person listed the application must not be currently listed as an essential occupier of:
However, an essential occupier may apply or be included in an application only if he has stayed in the existing flat for 5 years from the *date of taking possession of the existing flat to the date of application for a new flat.
* The date of taking possession refers to:
Flat buyers who cancelled their applications after booking a flat from the March 2012 Sales Exercise onwards
If you book a flat from the March 2012 Build-To-Order and Sale of Balance Flats Exercises onwards and subsequently cancel the flat booking, you will have to meet a 1-year period from the date of cancellation before you can apply or be included as an essential occupier in an application for a:
Within three years from the date of the divorce, only one party in the divorce can own one of the following housing units:
If you have an existing matrimonial home, which is one of the above, and that home is retained by your ex-spouse, you may apply to buy or be listed as an essential occupier in any of the above housing unit only three years after your date of divorce.
However, this three-year wait out period will not apply if you are buying any of the above homes with your parents or a new spouse, or if you are buying a resale flat from the open market without the CPF Housing Grant.
If there is no matrimonial home or the matrimonial home was bought from the open market without any CPF Housing Grant, you may apply for any of the above housing units after you get your ex-spouse’s consent not to own or be listed as an essential occupier in any of the above housing units within the three-year period from the date of divorce.
The requirement for ex-spouse’s consent is waived if you are buying any of the above housing units with your parents or a new spouse or if you are buying a resale flat from the open market without the CPF Housing Grant.
The requirement to seek ex-spouse’s consent during the three-year period from the date of divorce is also waived if you meet the following conditions: