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How to Register For HDB Intent to Buy

Maelyn Lagman

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Important: Upon logging to the HDB My Flat Dashboard and applying as a new or resale HDB flat buyer, you will be directed to obtain a HDB Flat Eligibility (HFE) Letter. You will no longer need to register for a HDB Intent to Buy as of 2023.

For more information about the HFE, read the article below:

The following content is kept as an archive about the HDB Intent to Buy. This no longer applies to you if you intend to buy a BTO or HDB resale flat from the year 2023 onwards.

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Before you register for a HDB Intent to Buy (ITB), you must first know that to purchase a BTO or resale HDB flat, there must be at least one Singapore Citizen or two Singapore Permanent Residents listed in the HDB resale flat application.

How does the HDB Intent to Buy work?

Before you can issue the Option to Purchase (OTP), you must first register for an ITB. In the case of multiple buyers, only one of you needs to complete the ITB registration.

Upon registration, you will promptly receive an evaluation of your eligibility to purchase an HDB resale flat, information about applicable housing grants, and your eligibility for an HDB housing loan.

Remember that your ITB is only valid for 12 months. If you fail to submit your resale application within this timeframe, you’ll have to reapply. Also, your property agent is not authorised to register for an ITB on your behalf, although they can offer guidance throughout the process.

More importantly, you won’t have to pay anything for the registration.

How to register for HDB Intent to Buy? Here’s a step-by-step guide

  1. Register your intent to buy now via HDB’s My Flat Dashboard as a new or resale buyer.
  2. Log in using your SingPass.
  3. Fill in the required details. Make sure that the details you provided in your ITB match what you provide in your HDB resale application.
  4. The HDB will assess your eligibility to sell an HDB flat.
  5. The result generated from the Intent to Buy is based on the information you have provided. It is only an indication of your eligibility and does not constitute as approval by HDB to apply for a resale flat or to take up an HDB housing loan or housing grant.
  6. Submit your resale application within the 12-month validity period of your ITB.

What’s next after registering for HDB Intent to Buy?

After registering for an ITB, you will be guided to apply for an HDB Flat Eligibility (HLE) Letter. If you are eligible a HDB loan, you must have your valid HFE letter when the sellers grant you the OTP.

If you intend to get a housing loan from a financial institution, you must have a valid Letter of Offer (LO) before you exercise the OTP.

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