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askguru expert
Hi there,

Thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

We are sorry to hear about your situation.

If the matrimonial flat is bought directly with HDB (including resale flats bought with the CPF Housing Grant for Families) the 5-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) must be satisfied before the divorced party is allowed to take over the flat under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme.

Alternatively, the divorced party may include another person to retain the flat subject to prevailing eligibility criteria and eligibility schemes regardless of the occupation period.

If the divorced owners wish to sell their flat in the open market, they must have completed their MOP for the flat, as at the date of divorce completion. If the divorce is within the MOP and none of the owners are eligible to retain the flat, the flat owners may have to return the flat to HDB, subject to HDB's approval. The compensation for the return of flat will be determined by HDB.

Hope this answers your question.

Best Regards,
Team PropertyGuru
Aaron Chong
Hi,

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, yes you could but would need to appeal to HDB.

Regards
Aaron
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Nick Tan
Dear Sir/Mdm,

It is possible but you will need to write in to HDB to seek special approval. I have assisted clients in the same situation before and have helped them with the appeal and the sale. Please feel free to contact me so that I can understand your situation better and assist you further!

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