Singapore Property FAQ

Singapore Property FAQ

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Foreign Buyers (5)

A foreigner may buy the following types of properties:-

  1. a flat or apartment in a building (irrespective of levels) (including an HUDC Phase I or Phase II flat and a privatised Phase III or IV flat). However, the foreigner may not buy all the units within a Development.
  2. an unit in an approved condominium development.
  3. a leasehold estate in a property defined as “residential property” for a term not exceeding 7 years including any further term which may be granted by way of an option for renewal.
  4. a HDB flat purchased directly from HDB*
  5. a resale HDB flat where HDB has consented to the sale*
  6. a HDB Shophouse*
  7. an Executive Condominium purchased under the Executive Condominium Housing Scheme Act*

NOTE: Properties (4) to (7) above are not under the purview of the Residential Property Act. Intended purchasers of these properties are required to enquire directly with the Housing And Development Board regarding their eligibility

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Foreign person as defined in the Residential Property Act includes:

  1. person who is not a Singapore citizen
  2. a foreign company; and
  3. a foreign society
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If the shophouse (mixed commercial and residential use) is not strata subdivided and is in an area zoned for commercial use, it is not a ‘residential property’ within the meaning of the Residential Property Act.

If the shophouse (mixed commercial and residential use) is not strata subdivided and is in an area zoned ‘residential’ within the meaning of the Residential Property Act, it is a restricted residential property.

Your lawyers will be able to advise you based on the Chief Planner, URA’s reply on the zoning and approved use of the property. 

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It means all residential landed properties, including vacant land, detached houses, semi-detached houses, terrace houses; and any land or building zoned or gazetted for residential purposes.

Approval will have to be obtained from the Minister for Law to purchase any of the above.

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Applications to buy vacant land will not be favourably considered. Applicants are advised to buy built-up property or a property under construction.

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