Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS)
The Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) is a plan to renew our older housing estates. If you are a SERS resident, you will have the opportunity to move to a new home with a new 99-year lease, and continue living close to your current neighbours. SERS flat owners who are also entitled to social housing benefits will receive a package of compensation and housing benefits.
SERS will take a few years for your new home to be ready. These are what will happen during that time.
|HDB will announce the flats that have been chosen for SERS.
|HDB will hold an exhibition on SERS near you so you can learn more about your new home. You might want to avoid visiting during the evenings and weekends, as the exhibition can get quite crowded.
|A professional private valuer will make an appointment with you to assess the market value of your flat.
|Your HDB officer-in-charge will arrange for a meeting with you at HDB Hub, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh to perform a Collector’s Inquiry. At this meeting, HDB will confirm who owns the flat, and help you with the financial planning for your replacement flat. HDB will conduct a survey on your preferred type of flat, which will help HDB decide the flat mix for the replacement flats.
|In the precinct survey, HDB will ask you for your preferred facilities. You will also get to name your new home.
|HDB will inform you how much compensation you will receive at this stage.
|Your rehousing choice
|You will get to choose from the available rehousing options. HDB officers will be on hand to help explain your options, which will help you make a well-informed decision.
|New flat registration
|If you choose to move to the designated replacement site, you can register for a new flat by submitting the application to HDB. If you would like to continue living close to your neighbours in the designated replacement site, the Joint Selection Scheme* is perfect for you. Under this scheme, up to 6 households will be invited to choose their flats on the same day.
*If you and your neighbours ask for the Joint Selection Scheme in your flat application, HDB will issue a single queue number to everyone. Among the households, there will be individual queue sequences. There is no priority given in the selection of replacement flat.
|New flat selection
|HDB will provide you the sales brochures and price lists, along with your balloted queue number before the selection begins. You will need to visit HDB Hub at Lorong 6 Toa Payoh to book your new home.
|When your flat is ready, you need to come to HDB Hub at Lorong 6 Toa Payoh for your key collection appointment, where you will get the keys to your new home.
After paying off what you owe on your SERS flat, you may choose to use the rest of the compensation amount to help pay for your new home, or ask for an advance of up to $35,000 to help with your renovation.
|After the key collection, you have up to 4 months to renovate and move into your new flat. When you return the SERS flat, you will receive your balance compensation (if any).