CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY FOR TRANSFER OF HDB FLAT OWNERSHIP
Any application for transfer of HDB flat ownership (other than a sale) with no monetary consideration within family members is subject to HDB’s prior approval based on the prevailing HDB’s eligibility conditions as set out below at the point of HDB’s receipt of the application.
There must be a valid reason for HDB to consider whether to approve the transfer or change of HDB flat ownership, of which we understand, for examples, divorce, marriage, demised of HDB flat owners, renunciation of citizenship or medical reason. Any other reasons will be assessed by HDB on a case by case basis.
There must also be an immediate family relationship between the proposed incoming HDB flat owners and the existing HDB flat owners, for examples, spouse, parent, children or siblings.
The proposed incoming HDB flat owners, both remaining and incoming, and occupiers must be able to take over ownership of that HDB flat under one of the existing HDB eligibility schemes, for example, Public Scheme.
The age of the proposed incoming HDB flat owners must be at least 21 years old.
The proposed incoming HDB flat owners can either be a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident, with another HDB flat owner or occupier who is a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident. If they are Singapore Permanent Residents, then they and the essential occupiers must have been Singapore Permanent Residents for at least 3 years.
The proposed incoming HDB flat owners must not be an existing owner or be listed as the essential occupier of another HDB flat (including DBSS flat), and executive condominium bought directly from the developer or within the requisite minimum occupation period.
Finally, the proposed incoming HDB flat owners must not have infringed any HDB/government rules, regulations or policies or be debarred by HDB for the infringement.