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askguru expert
Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

We are sorry to hear about your predicament.

Usually, for a divorce case, you will get a court order where the court will instruct the divorced couple to dispose of the marital home and split the sale proceeds according to a certain apportionment by percentage.

You may incur a Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD) in the process.

Once you have received your divorce documents (e.g. Decree /Interim Judgment, Order of Court, Certificate of Making Interim Judgment Final/ Divorce Certificate (for Syariah Court Cases) or Deed of Separation (if applicable), you can apply to buy an HDB flat from the open market.

Under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme, divorced persons must be 35-years-old or above to buy an HDB flat from the open market.

You may find our guide here useful: https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/property-guides/divorce-in-singapore-property-29901

Hope this answers your question.

Best Regards,

Team PropertyGuru
Hakim Halim
Hi sorry to hear of your divorce..
1) Yes you cannot apply yet until the divorce cert is out.
2) Yes you can explore the Maisonette option.. Its dependent on your budget.. (Need to be min 35 years old to be eligible)

If you need more help,
- Hakim Realtor
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Aaron Chong

I would be most glad to assist you further and please feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Have a good day ahead. By the way, you could even purchase an EA or EM too and not necessary a 5 room flat if your budget fits.

9730 8455
Ling CK

1) In your current situation, you are not legally single until Final court order is issued.
2) Current HDB no longer building Maisonette. Thus the biggest flat available is up to 5-room only.
3) As a single, to purchase BTO/SBF, you are only eligible for 2-rm in non-mature estate.
4) To find a Maisonette in mature estate, you can only buy in resale market.
5) You are still eligible to purchase Maisonette under Single Citizen Scheme, the only restriction is you are not able to receive any grant available.
6) To ensure you are eligible under Single Citizen Scheme, you must be at 35 yrs old or more.
7) There are no income ceiling if you are not applying for any grants.
8) However, if you are applying HDB housing loan, your income cannot exceed $7,000.
9) If you are employed with CPF contribution, there is a requirement that you are working for last 3 months.
10) If you are employed without CPF contribution, you must be remain employed for the last 6 months.
11) If you are self-employed, yuo must provide the following:
(a) Latest NOA
(b) Credit Bureau report
(c) Latest 6 months bank statements

Hope the above answer to your main concerns, but if there are more query, please feel free to contact me at 90110636, or email: ling.ck7@gmail.com if more information is needed.
I'll be glad to assist.

Best regards
Ling CK

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