the sales of EC unit is handled by the developer and its marketing agent, normally at the showflat
From 12 Jan 2013, the developer can
only conduct the sales after the completion of foundation works or 15 months after winning the award,
whichever is earlier.
The sales of EC has to
be conducted in 2 stages; the initial launch and public launch.
- For the initial launch, w.e.f 2 March
2012, the developer has to set aside 70% of the
supply for first timer.
- The public launch is to be held only after
the initial launch. The applications and booking of units are on a First Come, First Served
1a. Mode of Sale - Initial
The initial launch sales process starts with
The application form has a standard set of questionaires that potential buyers need to fill in their
details and declare their eligibility to purchase.
Interested/Potential buyers have to submit
their application within the E-application period. The developer can start the E-application period even
before the showflat is ready. Only
applicants who have submitted their application form within the E-application period will be eligible to
participate in the initial launch
In order to factilitate the eligibility checks on of applicant(s), the developer may request for all the
supporting documents to be submitted with the signed application form.
After the E-application period, a computer or manual ballot will be used to random assign a
queue number to eligibile applicants. For computer ballot, the ballot result
will be made available within 3 weeks after the closure of e-application. Applicants can check the
ballot results online on developer website with their application number and NRIC number. For manual
ballot, it will be conducted on the day of booking and all applicants had to turn up before the manual
ballot cut off timing in order to participate in the drawing of queue number.
The queue number will determine the order that applicants get
invited to view the showflat and/or to select the EC unit on booking day.
Between the period of e-application
and booking date, study the site/floor plan of project in
details. It is also prudent to do a check on how much housing
loan applicant(s) can borrow. Based on budget and needs,
applicants should shortlist a set of the desired units for the
booking day (in event your choice unit(s) taken by those earlier in the queue).
The actual selling price of the EC unit will be
made known prior to booking day. Applicants can view the selling price
of their shortlisted units at the showflat or through their marketing agent. Re-check your affordability if
the pricing differs too much from the initial estimate given
FAQs on E-Application
+ 1. Do I have to pay for E-Application? After signing up, am I obligated to purchase and is there any penalties if I choose not to purchase?
No. E-Application is totally free. You are not obligated to purchase a unit after doing an E-application. There are also no penalties and liability if you choose not to purchase.
+ 2. Why can’t I decide to the E-Application only after viewing the showflat?
That is okay for developer whose showflat is ready for viewing but this is not an option for developer whose showflat is still Work-In-Progress. If you submit after the E-application period, you can participate only in the public launch.
+ 3. What is the purpose and benefit(s) of doing E-Application for Initial Launch?
The purpose is to allow the Developer to group the received applications based on priority scheme and to meet the prevailing quota for first timer applicants.
All applicants under the same priority scheme are given an equal chance to select a unit of choice. And if the initial launch sales is well received, developer may raise the price for the public launch.
+ 4. Does doing an E-Application with multiple agents increase my chances of getting a good ballot number?
No. The system will only accept one application per family nucleus and multiple applications will be rejected.
1b. Mode of Sale
- Public Launch
For public launch, the sales process is straightward on a First Come, First Served baisis. The public can
visit the showflat during its opening hours to view the showflat.
Any person interested in applying for an EC unit will be required to submit the E-application form together
with the supporting documents in respect of all persons listed in the application
2. Booking of Unit
For initial launch, the booking of unit will
commence around one month from the first day of e-application and be carried out in accordance to the allocated
queue number. Turn up at the appointment time punctually with
all the supporting documents for the booking of unit.
applicants will be required to pay an Option Fee of 5% of the Purchase Price of the selected unit by way of Cheque
or Cashier's Order.
who are eligible for the CPF Housing Grant and who wish to apply for the grant must submit the CPF Housing
Grant Form to the developer at the point of booking.
will need to choose the type of payment scheme (either Normal Payment or Deferred
Payment). In the normal payment scheme, the
installment is paid progressively according to the different stages of construction
completion. In deferred payment, the developer allows the purchaser to defer all the normal
payment stages till the key collection. Typically, the pricing for deferred payent scheme is
higher than the normal payment sheme.
booking, an Option to Purchase will be issued to the applicant. No change of unit and/or payment scheme will
be allowed after the booking is completed.
Any outstanding supporting documents not available at the point of booking must be
submitted within a week from the date of the EC unit booking. See the documents
checklist for the details of documentary proof required.
with all the supporting documents will then be processed for the approval to
purchase an EC unit.
and Purchase Agreement (SPA)
While waiting for the application to be
a) Applicants need to appoint a solicitor to act on their behalf for the
purchase of an EC unit. Applicants can choose the solicitor on their own or through the marketing
agent or through the bank.
b) Finalised the choice of bank and the mortgage loan quantum. It is prudent not to sign on the mortgage
loan dotted line until the application to purchase has been approved.
Once your application been approved, the
Developer's solicitor will send the SPA to the intended purchaser or purchaser's solicitor. The SPA must be
executed within 3 weeks from the receipt of SPA.
The balance downpayment (15% in cash and/or CPF) is due at this stage or within 9 weeks from
the OTP, whichever is later.
Resale levy (if any) is payable together
with the downpayment where the 1st subsidied unit has been sold. Where the 1st subsided
unit has not been sold, the resale levy will be collected at resale
The stamp duty is
payable 2 weeks from the date of SPA execution.
Booking Transaction Timeline
The EC booking
process/transaction is best summarised in below flowchart:
4. Post SPA
The loan payment
will start once the bank disburse the loan to the developer. The timing will depend on
the type of payment scheme (Normal or Deferred) selected at the point of booking.
In the event where the eligible applicants
decides not to exercise the Option to Purchase, 25% of the 5% option fee will be forfeited.
Applicants must maintain their eligibility
throughout their ownership period. Applicants will not be able to collect their keys if they are unable to
fufil the eligibility conditions.
Fiance/Fiancee are required to produce their
marriage certificate within 3 months of taking possession of the EC unit. If they received the housing
grant, the marriage certificate must be produced for inspection before taking possession of the
Applicants and essential occupiers listed in
the application, who are existing owners of HDB/DBSS flat, must relinquish ownership/sell their flats within 6
months from the date of issuance of Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP).
Where the Sale and Purchase Agreement has been
executed, in the event of non-payment or termination, the current forfeiture (w.e.f 9 Dec 2013) is 5% of the
FAQs on EC Application
+ I have applied for a flat from HDB but have not booked a flat yet. Can I apply to buy an EC unit?
Yes, if you have not booked a flat with HDB, you can apply and book an EC unit. You need to provide the details of the earlier HDB application so that HDB can cancel your earlier flat application after you have booked an EC unit.
+ I have booked an HDB unit and have signed the Agreement. Can I buy an EC unit?
If you have booked a BTO or SBF flat on or after March 2012, and decide to cancel the booking, you will not be eligible to apply for an EC within one year after the cancellation.
If your booking is before March 2012, you have to terminate the Agreement for Lease with HDB before you can book an EC unit. Do take note that a financial forfeiture will be imposed by HDB for the cancellation,
+ I have booked an EC or DBSS unit in another project, Can I buy an EC unit in this EC project now?
If you have not signed the SPA, you will have to inform the other developer of your decison and cancel your booking before you allowed to buy an EC unit. Part of your booking fees will be forfeited by the other developer in accordance with the terms of the eariler Option to Purchase.
If you have signed the SPA, you will need to check with the other developer whether you can still buy another EC unit. Take note that the other developer can impose the prevailing forteiture x% of selling price upon termination of the SPA.
+ I have taken the CPF Housing Grant Under the Fiance/Fiancee Scheme, what is the financial forfeiture if I were to give up my EC unit after I have signed the Sale and Purchase Agreement.
If at any point of time, there is a break-up in the fiance/fiancee relationship, you will become ineligible to continue with your EC purchase. In this situation, the developer can terminate your SPA and impose a financial forfeiture.
If you have received a CPF Housing Grant for your purchase, you and your fiance/fiancee will be required to return the CPF Housing Grant together with accrued interest. If the full amount cannot be recovered, the oustanding amount will be treated as debt and both of you will not be eligibile to rent/buy or take ownership of another HDB flat until you have paid up this debt in full (with interest).
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