How to buy area outside a HDB unit

How to buy area outside a HDB unit

  1. Check eligibility:
  • Ensure your flat is not built after 1996 or under a Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) project.
  • Verify that your flat is not located next to a corner unit.
  1. Assess technical requirements:
  • Confirm that the space outside your HDB unit meets the technical requirements for design, access, fire safety, and ventilation.
  • Ensure there are no service ducts, such as gas pipes, water meters, or electrical ducts in the space.
  1. Submit application:
  • Submit an application through the My HDBPage or Mobile@HDB app.
  • Provide the necessary details and documents as specified in the application process.
  1. Offer and valuation:
  • Make an offer to purchase the recess area once your application is approved.
  • HDB will conduct a valuation to determine the price of the recess area.
  1. Acceptance and payment:
  • If your offer is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter from HDB.
  • Complete the payment within the specified timeframe to finalize the purchase.
  1. Legal documentation:
  • Engage a solicitor to handle the legal documentation, including the preparation of the Sale & Purchase Agreement and the transfer of ownership.

Please note:

  • The availability and specific processes for purchasing the recess area may vary depending on the HDB estate and individual circumstances.
  • The space cannot be purchased if it does not comply with the Fire Safety Code or contains electrical risers.

Useful Link: HDB (Sales of Recess Area)

Timeline to Buy Recess Area


From understanding the eligibility criteria to navigating the application process and negotiating the best deal, I will ensure a seamless and successful experience in acquiring the recess area for your HDB unit.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to expand your living space and make the most of your HDB home. Contact me today to discuss your goals and let's work together to find the perfect HDB unit with a recess area that meets your needs and preferences. Your dream HDB home with extra space awaits!

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