Dual Key

Dual Key

Dual key ? what are they ?

Dual key is a new housing concept that has been making waves in the Singapore property market lately. So what exactly is it about? The idea first originated from Fraser Centrepoint Homes in 2009 when it introduced dual key units in its Caspian project. Dual key refers to the idea of having two homes sharing a common foyer in a single title. Dual key units are extremely versatile and can be sub divided into two separate apartments catering to different needs.

Some of the unique features of includes:

  • Multi-generation living without expense of privacy
  • Investment with increase rental yield
  • Potential savings on Buyers Stamp Duties, Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD) and paying lesser maintenance fee

Some of the possible mix includes :

 Studio  1 / 2 / 3 Bedrooms  Descriptions
 Couple  Aged Parents  Multi-Generation living under one roof yet enjoying privacy.
 Couple  Parents + Children
 Aged Parents  Couple + Children
 Office*  Family  Save travel time by converting the Studio into office space.
 Tenant  Family  Increase source of income by renting out one of the apartment.
 Tenant  Tenant  Double the rental potential by renting both units out to different tenants.


*Subject to approval by URA. List of businesses permitted under Home Office Scheme can be found here. Applicants must also satisfy the following terms and conditions.

The studio apartment typically comprises of a bedroom, toilet and kitchen. The kitchen may sometimes be converted into a wardrobe to make space for clothing.

 Examples of Dual key layouts

4 Bedroom dual key in Jewel at Buangkok

4 Bedroom Dual key from Jewel at Buangkok

In the example above, the 4 BR unit comprises of a studio and a 3 BR unit. The studio unit is large enough to fit in a queen size bed and a dressing/study desk.

3 Bedroom dual key in Rivertrees Residences

3 Bedroom Dual key from Rivertrees Residences

In the example above, the 3 BR unit comprises of a studio and a 2 BR unit. The studio unit has a balcony attached. Not all studio will come with a balcony attached.

News on Dual key

1 June 2013 : Dual-key, double tenancy

21 Jan 2014 : Dual-key EC units will be restricted to multi-generational families only

19 May 2014 : Developers still keen on dual-key units despite cooling interest

Developments with Dual key types

 Project Name  Types Available
 Jewel at Buangkok  4BR
 Rivertrees Residences  3BR
 Trilive  2BR, 3BR, 4BR
 North Park Residences  2BR, 3BR
 High Park Residences  4BR


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Executive Condo (EC) with Dual key types

 Project Name  Types Available
 Esparina Residences  NA
 Bellewaters  3 BR
 Ecopolitian  3BR, 4BR
 Twin Fountains  4 BR
 Twin Waterfalls  4 BR

A new cooling measure introduced by the MND has affected the supply of dual key types in Executive Condos launch. The measure limits the sales of new dual-key EC units to multi-generational families only.