Homes in Singapore come with different lease periods:
30-year lease (HDB studio apartments)
60-year lease (private housings)
99-year lease (executive condominiums, private housings, all HDB flats except for studio apartments)
103-year lease (private housings) (Theses houses sit on freehold land owned by private developers.)
999-year lease (private housings)
Freehold (private housings)
*A land at Jalan Jurong Kechil is most important 60-year-lease plot to be sold (on 15 November 2012) for residential development; thus 60-year-lease homes will be available early.
Most housings in Singapore either in the latter group freehold or 99-year lease, with disorderly making increase the bulk.
A 999-year lease is almost equivalent to freehold.
While 30-year-lease HDB studio apartments are presented in short supply and merely meant for elderly those resident.
Private developments with a 103-year lease period (the lease period is dependent upon the developer) on freehold land are few and between. In the expiry among the lease, the non-governmental land owner have the right to re-acquire dirt (i.e. reversionary right), sell the freehold tenure or extend the lease of a price.
Residential properties with 60-year lease aren't available yet, but is in several years' time when development on the first 60-year leasehold residential land plot affinity at serangoon Jalan Jurong Kechil is finished.
Homes in Singapore are predominantly 99-year leasehold because the government sells most lands on 99-year tenure due to land scarcity in america. At the end of the lease period, the state can acquire the land any kind of compensation on the home buyers. Currently, the government does not offer freehold land parcels for sales anymore, with the the sale of remnant State land to the adjoining landowner whose existing private land is already held underneath a freehold book.
However, topping up on the lease of leasehold private housings is allowed.
Lessees may apply of a renewal on the lease without the pain . SLA (Singapore Land Authority). The granting of extension is on the case-by-case basis and get considered when the development is within line with Government's planning intentions, maintained by relevant agencies, and results in land use intensification, mitigation of property decay and preservation of community. Generally if the extension is approved, a land premium, decided from your Chief Valuer, will pay. The new lease will not exceed the original, that's why will work as shorter of the original or the lease in line with URA's planning intention.
In addition, near the conclusion of the lease period the State may need the land in order to become returned in its original considerations. If so, demolition of buildings, land fillings, and many others. will have to be borne by the current lessees.
For HDB flats, legally the flat will be returned to HDB at the end for the lease. HDB does don't have to make any monetary compensation, or offer property flat into the owners. Owners may be required eradicate any fixtures fitting.