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What happens when two singles who each own HDB flats get married?

 

"I BOUGHT MY HDB FLAT WHEN I WAS SINGLE. SUBSEQUENTLY, I MET MY PARTNER AND MARRIED HIM, BUT MY SPOUSE HAS HIS OWN HDB FLAT. CAN WE KEEP BOTH? "

HDB is very clear on this issue. In a letter to one flat owner, which was shared on a local forum, it noted that "husband and wife are considered one family unit. After your marriage, you and your husband's name cannot be listed in two separate flats."

It added that either the husband or wife would have to inform the HDB Branch Office managing the (relevant) estate that his or her name would be included in the other spouse's flat. The spouse who chooses to do this would then have to dispose of his or her own apartment. 

That flat needs to be sold within six months of the marriage. Which should you sell? You should consider several factors, from location, the price each can fetch, proximity to work and family, age of the flats and their condition, to family plans. It would make sense to keep the bigger flat if you and your spouse want to have more than one child.

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