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About Writs of Seizure and Sale

Under the Supreme Court of Judicature Act and State Courts Act, the Sheriff and bailiffs have the authority to execute and carry into effect all Writs of Distress, Writs of Execution and court orders.

A Writ of Seizure and Sale (WSS) is a type of Writ of Execution. If a party files and executes a WSS (the execution creditor) in respect of immovable property against another party (the execution debtor), the Sheriff and bailiffs may seize and sell the execution debtor’s immovable property to satisfy the debt owed to the execution creditor.

Sheriff's sale of seized assets and property

If you are the execution creditor and do not receive any payment of the outstanding judgment debt from the execution debtor within 7 days after the seizure of the immovable property, you may file a request to arrange for the sale of the seized property by public auction.

This request will have to be filed to the Sheriff’s Office (if the case is heard in the Supreme Court) or the Bailiffs Section (if the case is heard in the State Courts).

Find out the documents you will have to prepare before you file.

Contact and appoint an appraiser and auctioneer

Before fixing an auction date, the Sheriff or bailiffs may require a valuation report of the immovable property to be prepared and submitted by an appraiser (if such a request was not made before the request for an auction was filed).

The auction sale must also be (unless the Sheriff or bailiffs otherwise order):

  • Conducted by an authorised auctioneer.
  • Publicly advertised by the Sheriff or auctioneer 14 days before the date of sale.

Refer to the following to find out the steps involved in appointing an appraiser and auctioneer, depending on which court your case is heard.

You or your lawyer (if any) may inform the Bailiffs Section of your selection for an appraiser and auctioneer.

This is done by filing a request via eLitigation at the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau. The Bailiffs Section may either accept or reject your request on the appointment of the appraiser or auctioneer.

If your request is accepted, you are required to contact and appoint the auctioneer selected by the Bailiffs Section at least 7 days or 3 weeks before the auction date (whichever is required in the appointment letter).

The auctioneer will then collect from you a fee that they consider sufficient to cover their fees and expenses.

You or your lawyer (if any) must select an appraiser and auctioneer from the court's panel of appraisers and auctioneers.

You or your lawyer (if any) must then inform the Sheriff’s Office of your selection. This is so that the Sheriff’s Office can undertake the necessary administrative processes.

This is done by filing a request via eLitigation at the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau. The Sheriff’s Office may either accept or reject your request on the appointment of the appraiser or auctioneer.

If your request is accepted, you are required to contact the appointed auctioneer at least 7 days or 3 weeks before the auction date (whichever is required in the appointment letter).

The selected appraiser and auctioneer must not be from the same company.

Panel of appraisers

If your case is heard in the Supreme Court, refer to the following for the details, contact information and fees for companies on the court's panel who provide appraisal services for enforcement proceedings.

Company

Address

Fees

Contact information

Colliers International Consultancy & Valuation (Singapore) Pte Ltd

12 Marina View
#19-02, Asia Square Tower 2
Singapore 018961

Refer to the scale of fees (PDF, 1015 KB)

  • 6223 2323 (Office)
  • 6531 8570 (Tan Keng Chiam)

Edmund Tie & Company (SEA) Pte Ltd

5 Shenton Way
#13-05, UIC Building
Singapore
068808

Refer to the scale of fees (PDF, 780 KB)

  • 6392 3228 (Office)
  • 9792 2338 (Poh Kwee Eng)

Jones Lang Lasalle Property Consultant Pte Ltd

9 Raffles Place
#39-00, Republic Plaza
Singapore 048619

Refer to the scale of fees (PDF, 617 KB)

  • 6971 5671 (Office)
  • 9666 7616 (Nathalie Lam)

Knight Frank Pte Ltd

10 Collyer Quay
#08-01, Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Refer to the scale of fees (PDF, 636 KB)

  • 6222 1333 (Office)
  • 6228 6845 (Perry Khoo)

Robert Khan & Co Pte Ltd

261 Waterloo Street
#04-24, Waterloo Centre
Singapore 180261

Refer to the scale of fees (PDF, 813 KB)

  • 6333 5668 (Office)
  • 6333 5668 (Eric Mah)

Note:The names of the appraisers are arranged in alphabetical and in no order of preference.

Panel of auctioneers

If your case is heard in the Supreme Court, refer to the following for the details, contact information and fees for companies on the court's panel who provide auctioneering services for enforcement proceedings.

Company

Address

Fees

Contact information

Colliers International Consultancy & Valuation (Singapore) Pte Ltd

12 Marina View
#19-02, Asia Square Tower 2
Singapore 018961

1% of the sale price

  • 6531 8584 (Office)
  • 9383 3678 (Steven Tan)

Edmund Tie & Company (SEA) Pte Ltd

5 Shenton Way
#13-05, UIC Building
Singapore
068808

0.8% of the sale price

  • 6293 3228 (Office)
  • 6393 2505 (Joy Tan)

Jones Lang Lasalle Property Consultant Pte Ltd

9 Raffles Place
#39-00, Republic Plaza
Singapore 048619

1 to 2% of the sale price

  • 6220 3888 (Office)
  • 6494 3866 (Mok Sze Sze)

Knight Frank Pte Ltd

10 Collyer Quay
#08-01, Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

0.8% of the sale price

  • 6222 1333 (Office)
  • 6228 7302 (Ong Huiqi)
  • 6228 6891 (Sharon Lee)

Note:The names of the auctioneers are arranged alphabetically and in no order of preference.

Contact information

If you have further questions, you may contact the following:

Resources

Legislation associated with this topic include Order 45 to 47 of the Rules of Court.

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