Executive Condominium (EC)

These are the eligibility conditions to buy a new Executive Condominium (EC) from a developer. Before you submit an application, learn what conditions apply after you buy an EC, and find out if you must pay a resale levy.

Overview of eligibility conditions

Family nucleus You will need to qualify for the EC under one of these eligibility schemes:

  • Public Scheme
  • Fiancé/Fiancée Scheme
  • Orphans Scheme
  • Joint Singles Scheme
Citizenship
  • You must be a Singapore Citizen
  • At least 1 other applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • All singles must be Singapore Citizens if applying under the Joint Singles Scheme
Age
  • At least 21 years old
  • At least 35 years old, if applying under the Joint Singles Scheme
Income ceiling
  • Your household income must not exceed the $16,000 income ceiling.
Property ownership
  • You do not own other property overseas or locally, or have not disposed of any within the last 30 months
  • You have not bought a new HDB/ DBSS flat or EC, or received a CPF Housing Grant before; or, have only bought 1 of these properties/ received 1 CPF Housing Grant thus far

Public Scheme

You form a family nucleus with any of the following:

  • Spouse, and children (if any)
  • Parents, and siblings (if any)
  • Children under your legal custody, care and control (if widowed/divorced#)

#If the care and control of your children under the age of 21 is shared with your ex-spouse, you must obtain his/her written agreement before you can list your children in a flat application.

No change of people listed in the application

Applications under this scheme are only valid if there are no changes to the people listed in the application. This means that in the case of a break-up, you are not allowed to subsequently include the name(s) of a new fiancé/fiancée or your parents in the application, even if your ex-fiance/fiancée agrees.

If applying for a dual-key EC as a multi-generation family

A multi-generation family is any of the following:

  • Married/engaged couple and parent(s)/grandparent(s)
  • Widowed/divorced with children under legal custody, care and control# and parent(s)/ grandparent(s)

#If the care and control of your children under the age of 21 is shared with your ex-spouse, you must obtain his/her written agreement before you can list your children in a flat application.

If you face difficulties in obtaining the agreement or have a question for us, please send us an email.

Fiancé/Fiancée Scheme

You form a family nucleus with your spouse-to-be.

Submission of marriage certificate

Under this scheme, you need to submit a photocopy of your marriage certificate to the developer within 3 months* of collecting your keys to the EC unit.

*Applicable for Option To Purchase granted by property developer on or after 1 May 2018

Written parental consent needed if spouse-to-be is 18 years old and above, but below 21

  • That person can only be listed as an essential occupier in the flat application
  • Written consent from that person’s parents/ guardians must be submitted during the EC selection appointment.

Special Marriage Licence needed if spouse-to-be is below 18 years old

Following your flat application, you must obtain a Special Marriage Licence from the Ministry of Social and Family Development and submit it to us during the EC selection appointment.

No change of people listed in the application

Applications under this scheme are only valid if there are no changes to the people listed. That means that, in a case of break-up, you are not allowed to subsequently include the name(s) of a new Fiancé/Fiancée or your parents in the application, even if your ex-Fiancé/Fiancée agrees.

If applying for a dual-key EC as a multi-generation family

A multi-generation family is any of the following:

  • Married/ engaged couple and parents/ grandparents
  • Widowed/divorced with children under legal custody, care and control# and parent(s)/grandparent(s)

#If the care and control of your children under the age of 21 is shared with your ex-spouse, you must obtain his/her written agreement before you can list your children in a flat application.

Orphans Scheme

You and your siblings (those applying) are orphans and single, i.e. unmarried, divorced, or widowed:

  • All of the siblings that are single must be listed in the same application
  • At least 1 of the deceased parents was a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

Please note that under the Orphans Scheme, siblings are not allowed to buy or rent flats separately.

Joint Singles Scheme

You and up to 3 other co-applicants, and all of you are:

  • Single (unmarried, divorced, or widowed)
  • Singapore Citizens
  • At least 35 years old
  • Applying jointly as co-applicants

The CPF Housing Grant for singles is not available when buying an EC.

Your average gross monthly household income must not exceed $16,000.

Nature of Employment Documents to Submit Notes
Employed person
  • #3 months’ payslips preceding the month of application

or

  • Letter from employer certifying salaries for #3 months preceding the month of application; the letter must contain the:
    • Company stamp/ letterhead
    • Certifying officer’s name, signature, and designation

Note: If your income includes allowances, we will require +6 months’ payslips preceding the month of application.

  • Assessment is based on the average gross monthly income, which:
    • Excludes bonuses and income earned from overtime work
    • Includes allowances (fixed/ variable) received on a regular basis (e.g. allowances for food, transport, laundry, uniform, etc.)
  • ^If you are employed full-time but on no-pay leave for less than 6 months, we will consider you as employed and use your last drawn pay for assessment. If you are on no-pay leave for 6 months or more, your income will not be considered in the assessment.
  • Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) will not be accepted
Part-time worker
  • +6 months’ payslips preceding the month of application

or

  • Letter from employer certifying salaries for +6 months preceding the month of application; the letter must contain the:
    • Company stamp/ letterhead
    • Certifying officer’s name, signature, and designation
  • Assessment is based on the average gross monthly income.
Commission-based person
  • +6 months’ commission statements/ payslips preceding the month of application

or

  • Letter from employer certifying salaries for +6 months preceding the month of application; the letter must contain the:
    • Company stamp/ letterhead
    • Certifying officer’s name, signature, and designation
  • Assessment is based on the average gross monthly income.
Odd job worker
  • Latest NOA from IRAS

or

  • certifying salaries for +6 months preceding the month of application; the letter must contain the:
    • Company stamp/ letterhead
    • Certifying officer’s name, signature, and designation
  • Assessment is based on the average gross monthly income.
Unemployed person (between 18 to 62 years old)
  • Statutory Declaration affirming the employment status

or

  • Valid Student Pass or letter from school/ college/ institute of learning to confirm student status, if currently a full-time student
  • If unemployed for less than 3 months, the following documents are required:
    • Income proof for the preceding month(s) from the previous employer stating gross monthly income and last day of service
    • Latest 15 months’ CPF contribution history
  • The Statutory Declaration can be made at the Sales Office at HDB Hub or at any HDB Branch. Declarants are required to bring along their Identity Cards
  • If not in Singapore, the Statutory Declaration can be made in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths or a Notary Public for that country

Prior consent must be obtained from the Official Assignee (OA) or the private trustee if you are applying to buy an EC. You do not need to seek prior consent from the OA or the private trustee to be listed as an occupier.

First-timer applicant

First-timers enjoy privileges and priority in flat allocation.

Yours will be treated as a first-timer application if you and any of the other listed owners and essential occupiers meet the following criteria:

  • Not the owner of a flat bought from HDB, or an EC/ DBSS flat bought from a developer
  • Not sold a flat bought from HDB, or an EC/ DBSS flat bought from a developer
  • Not received any CPF Housing Grant for the purchase of an HDB resale flat
  • Not taken any form of housing subsidy (e.g. benefitted under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) or HUDC estate privatisation)

If you are a second-timer and your spouse/ spouse-to-be is a first-timer, you will be glad to know that you and your spouse/ spouse-to-be will enjoy first-timer privileges and priority as a couple.

Second-timer applicant

Yours will be treated as a second-timer application if any of the following applies to you or any of the other listed owners and essential occupiers:

  • Have owned or sold any of the following:
    • HDB flat bought from HDB
    • Resale flat bought using a CPF Housing Grant
    • EC/ DBSS flat bought from the developer
  • Once taken some form of housing subsidy (e.g. benefitted under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS), HUDC estate privatisation)

 

 

Yes.  There are instances where you may need to wait out a set time period beofre you can apply to be listed in the application for a new EC unit.

This usually happens when someone:

  • Has not met the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) of a current flat/ EC unit
  • Has previously cancelled a flat application

MOP requirements: current owner/ essential occupier of a flat or an EC unit

Before applying for the new EC unit, you need to check if you or any other flat applicant(s)/ essential occupier(s) to be listed in the EC application own any of these:

  • HDB flat bought from HDB or on the open market
  • EC unit/ DBSS flat bought from the developer

If so, that person must have already met that flat/ EC’s 5-year MOP before he can apply for a new EC unit. An essential occupier must also have met the flat/ EC’s 5-year MOP before he can be listed in a new EC application.

In the case of ECs, you must also wait out a 30-month period from the EC’s effective date of disposal, which we will verify using your Notice of Transfer, or any other such documentation we may require.

Type of Property Time Period Before You Can Apply for a New EC Unit
  • HDB flat bought from HDB or on the open market
  • DBSS flat bought from the developer
MOP of 5 years
  • EC unit bought from the developer
MOP of 5 years + 30 months from date of EC disposal

Cancelled an HDB flat application after booking a flat

If you booked a new HDB flat and subsequently cancel your booking, you must wait out a 1-year period from the date of the cancellation before you can apply or be listed as an essential occupier of a:

  • New HDB flat
  • DBSS flat/ EC bought from a developer
  • Resale flat bought using a CPF Housing Grant
  • Resale flat announced for SERS

Terminated the Sale and Purchase Agreement for an EC/ DBSS flat

If you had previously bought a DBSS flat/ EC using a CPF Housing Grant and subsequently terminated the Sale and Purchase Agreement, you must wait out a 5-year period from the date of the termination before you can apply or be listed as an essential occupier of an EC.

 

No, you may not. For an EC flat application, all the listed owners and essential occupiers must not own, dispose, or have an estate or interest in any other local or overseas property:

  • Within 30 months before the date of the EC application, and up to the date of taking possession of the EC

The properties considered in this instance include but are not limited to:

  • Privatized HUDC flats
  • Properties acquired by gift
  • Properties inherited as beneficiaries under a will or as a result of the Intestate Succession Act
  • Private property
  • Properties owned, acquired, or disposed through nominees, regardless of properties’ location

Yes, provided that you only own/ owned 1 of the following units prior to your application:

  • Flat bought from HDB
  • EC/ DBSS flat bought from the developer
  • HDB resale flat bought using a CPF Housing Grant (only applies to first-timer applicants)

In essence, an eligible Singapore Citizen is allowed to buy the above properties twice in total, not twice per type of property.

If you have already bought 2 such properties, you will not be eligible to apply for an EC or be listed as an essential occupier in an application.