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

If it is held under joint-tenancy, you can speak to your mother and explain to her your reason for doing so. Perhaps, your mother needs some form of assurance what happens to her when you withdraw your name.

You can severe the joint-tenancy to a tenancy-in-common by an instrument of declaration. A joint tenancy can be severed by the following:

1. By alienation: which means by selling away one’s share making the joint tenancy a sole ownership or tenancy-in-common. For example, one of the co-owners need money, sells his share to his other joint tenant, such that it’s now owned by one owner, sole-ownership.

2. By partitioning by mutual agreement: means breaking the joint tenancy by way of mutual agreement.

You can either go down to the nearest HDB office to request for a change or do it online by logging it to your MyHDBPage using your SingPass.

Hope this answers your question.

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Geryl Lim
Are you aware of the reason why you mum is unwilling to sell? In your situation, there is no other options available for exploration. If you are able to get someone speak to your mum to find out the reason why she don't want to sell, perhaps there can be a solution to her objection.

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Aaron Chong
Hi, I would be most glad to assist you further and pls feel free to let me know if you need any assistance. Hope to hear from you soon and have a great week ahead. By the way, in your case there is no other option except to sell this flat away.

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