My daughter was just born and I would like to move closer to my parents in the North. I sent an appeal to HDB and they have agreed for us to sell our flat. However, after additional inquiry, it turns out that I can only buy a resale HDB flat but not a private property. I have been looking out for properties near my parent's place but didn't find any suitable HDB. Do you think I can further appeal to get approval to purchase a private property? Did anyone have any success with this?
You may try to appeal but HDB is unlikely to accede to your request as you must fulfil the 5-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) before you can purchase a private property.
Hope this answers your question.
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Oh you may want to share with them again that the search for the next property there isn't any ideal hdb and private property seems a better fit. They will review accordingly on a case by case basis approval.
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-- EC Sellers, Private Property Buyers Dr. Chan & Ms. Xie --
I would like to compliment Mr Ivan Ng for his professional work and effort.I sent my first post in Jan 2019 and Ivan replied promptly, so I have decided to contact Ivan for follow up. My EC was not ready for sale due to MOP (another 3 months from Jan) at that time and Ivan was able to give me advices on how to proceed from there. Initially we have decided to try to write to HDB for early sale but since it was only 3 months left, eventually we waited for another 3 months while we looked for our next property. Ivan was able to arrange for new property showroom appointment at a timely manner while helping us to list for our EC for sale. We were a bit worried when our EC sale time was longer than expected due to trade war, but Ivan was able to reassure us that our EC would sell. By November, he managed to secure a buyer for our EC. Thank you.
-- HDB Yishun BTO 5-RM Sellers, Private Property Upgraders Mr. & Mrs. Koh --
I would like to express my appreciation to Ivan Ng for his excellent work. Ivan is a dedicated, client-focused, patient and sincere agent. Throughout the whole process of selling and looking for our next property, he has always acted very professionally that makes my wife and I feel at ease and assured. Ivan is not a pushy and hard sales agent. Ivan listens and understands our needs and carefully guided us through. We are fortunate to have Ivan as our agent. Thank you Ivan. Read More
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I believe you could write in to HDB again to appeal on this. State your reasons for moving, and that there are no suitable HDB flats that can match your requirements.
Approval will be on a case-by-case basis.
I am experienced and well-versed in both HDB and private transactions. I will be able to assist you in your property plans.
Should you need require further assistance in matters relating to property, please contact me at my mobile 9748 6305.
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