13 Feb '14, 3pm

They don't need agents to run their condo, Singapore Property News, Singapore Property Guides

THE REGENT Garden management corporation (MC) prefers to run the condominium its own way - after bad experiences with managing agents. The 16-year-old condominium on West Coast Road had dispensed with a managing agent for the past eight years, said its MC. And it is proud of being able to run the estate, DIY-style, it added. Its chairman, Mr Francis Zhan, is a firm believer that condo-dwellers should take responsibility for their own estate and not leave its running to paid agents. The MC is sympathetic, it said, to the plight of the Bukit Timah Plaza MC, now in hot soup after authorities found it had failed to keep proper maintenance of the water-supply and internal sewage-piping systems in the complex. More than 120 people fell ill after being exposed to contaminated water. There are many benefits to residents running their own estate, said Mr Zhan, a retired management ...

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