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Sale of Remnant Land

Some parcels of State land are incapable of independent development by virtue of their small size or irregular shape. These parcels are commonly referred to as “remnant land”.

Remnant land can sometimes be amalgamated with adjoining private lands to enhance the economic value and use of the private lands. To optimise the use of these remnant lands, the Government may in suitable cases encourage or even require developers/owners to purchase a remnant land parcel for amalgamation with their private land. The tenure of the remnant land will tie in with that of the adjoining private land.

If the remnant land adjoins only one property, it can be sold directly to the landowner. However, if the remnant land adjoins several properties and multiple owners are interested in purchasing the land, SLA will invite all interested owners to bid for the remnant land in a closed tender. The land will be awarded to the highest bidder whose bid is equal to or higher than the reserve price.

Please refer to the FAQs for more details.


You may apply to purchase remnant land using this online application form

Please also take note of the following:

  • For remnant State lands to be sold directly to only one party, the typical processing time is 8 weeks from the date that SLA receives the application.

  • For complex cases which involves roads and drainage reserves etc. or where a closed tender between adjoining owners is necessary, the typical processing time is 20 weeks from the date SLA receives the application.

  • The sale of remnant land is subject to the concurrence of the relevant technical agencies.

For successful applicants, besides the processing fees and premium, there are two categories of charges to be paid, namely statutory and administrative charges. These are:

Statutory Charges:

  • Stamp fees payable to Commissioner of Stamp Duties under the Stamp Duties Act,

  • GST, where applicable,

  • Survey fees.

Administrative Charges:

  • Cost of issuance of Certificate of Title - $70.

  • Payment can be made via CashCard, NETS or Credit/Debit card at our Customer Service Centre at the address below; or by way of a cheque made payable to "Commissioner of Lands, SLA".

        55 Newton Road, Taxpayer and Business Service Centre,

        Level 1, Revenue House

        Singapore 307987


The premium payable for the remnant land will be as follows:

a)    For Place of Worship and Civic and Community Institution use, the lands will be valued for sale based on 50% of the full land value, determined by applying the factor of 5/7 to the applicable Land Betterment Charge (LBC) rate.

b)    For Residential, Commercial, Industrial uses and uses other than those set out in subparagraph (a) above or where the sale of the lands would result in gross floor area transfer, the lands will be valued for sale based on 100% of the full land value, determined by applying the factor of 10/7 to the applicable LBC rate.

c)    SLA reserves the right in all cases to determine the land premium payable in consultation with the Chief Valuer. This can occur in situations where the use does not clearly fit into any of the existing Use Groups or where the remnant land is assessed to have synergistic value.

Remnant Lands with Synergistic Value

Where the remnant land adds considerable value when amalgamated with the adjoining land parcel, such land is deemed to create synergistic value to the amalgamated land. Examples include enabling the adjoining private land to achieve a higher Gross Plot Ratio or allowing a substandard private land to be redeveloped into a development with standard plot size. The rate for remnant lands with synergistic value will be based on the higher of:

a)    50% of the enhancement in land value of the amalgamated site as assessed by the Chief Valuer, or

b)    100% of the full land value determined by applying the factor of 10/7 to the applicable LBC rate.

The applicable LBC rate is the rate as at the date of offer, or closed tender (whichever is applicable) for sale of the remnant land.