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Relevant Industrial Property Policies

In this section, the team will list out common rules, regulations, practices, guidelines and things to take note in the transaction of a resale HDB/DBSS transaction. It will include general relevant information on a typical transaction for a HDB, whether it is for the buyer, seller, tenant or landlord. For more specific details related to a party (ie buyer, seller, tenant, landlord), please use the menu at the left to access the respective information. As there are many articles on this page, please use CTRL+F with the titles below to find the article you need (as our team gets more skilled in Javascript and jQuery, the team will implement more advanced user interface to help our audiences find their desired article).

The Buying Process

Date first posted on 18 March 2017; Last Edited on 18 March 2017; Source

The Selling Process

Check Master Plan



Specialized Areas


JTC Subletting Policy

HDB Industrial Properties

Development Charge (DC)

Differential Premium (DP)

Commercial Use in Industrial Zone

Other Non-Industrial Activities in an Industrial Zone

Subsidiary Strata Certificate of Title (SSCT)

Certificate of Title (CT)


Knowing your Fixtures

Knowing your Fittings


Accessory Lot and Cadastral Map

Tenure Type




Land Acquisition Act


Bankruptcy Act

Inheritance and Succession

Legal Arrangement of Ownership

Forming an Agency Relationship

Exclusive vs Open Listing

Dispute Over Commission


Duties of a Real Estate Salesperson

Basic Economics in the Real Estate Industry

Market Commission Rate

Changing Roles of a Real Estate Salesperson

Fake Advertisements

Factors that Affect the Value of Industrial Property

Reducing Physical Obsolescence

Land Title (Strata) Act (LTSA)

Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA)

Authorities Standards to Follow


Cost in a Purchase Transaction

Cost in a Sale Transaction

Things to Ask the Seller Before Committing


Handicapped and Illiterate Consumers

Methods to Buy/Sell

Readiness of an Industrial Land

Heavy Vehicle Parking

Property Tax

Annual Value

Stamp Duties

Buyer Stamp Duty (BSD)

Seller Stamp Duty (SSD)

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Arrangement for Rent Payment

Stakeholder Clause

'and/or nominee' in OTP

Replies of Requisition

Common Terms in OTP

Subject to Contract

Letter of Offer

Letter of Intent

Caveat Emptor

Common Clauses in a Contract

The Law Society of Singapore's Conditions of Sale 2012

Responsibility of Subsidiary Proprietors

Management Fund and Sinking Fund

Types of Resolution

Sources of Finance

Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR)

Unauthorized Renovation

Income Weighted Average Age

Legal Fees Payable by Buyers

Legal Fees Payable by Sellers

Taking a Bank Loan

Priority of Payment from Sale Proceeds

Duty of Care

Commonly Used Terms of an Industrial Landed Property

BCA Approval for Outdoor Advertisements

Standard Rental Rules on Fixtures and Fittings

Due Diligence

Cost in an Industrial Rental Transaction

Calculation of Rent for Tax Purpose


Eligibility of Tenants

Eligibility of Landlord

Rights and Obligations of Tenant

Rights and Obligations of Landlord

Average Annual Rent

Clauses in a Tenancy Agreement

Legal Lease and Equitable Lease

Type of Lease

Elements of a Tenancy Agreement

Express Covenants and Implied Covenants

Doctrine / Tort of Waste

Termination of Lease

Non-payment of Rent


Further Subletting and Sub-tenants

Income Tax

Unfair Practices


JTC Subletting Fee

JTC Usage Zoning

Basic Contract Law