22 Aug '14, 10am

Condo's beams 'part of common property', Singapore Property News,

Condo's beams 'part of common property', Singapore Property News,

A HIGH Court ruling has clarified that condo unit owners in Singapore are not responsible for repairing defects in structural beams above their properties. Justice Tan Siong Thye criticised a condominium's management corporation (MC) of displaying a "nonchalant attitude" towards a couple by refusing to fix structural beams over their unit. The management corporation of Highpoint in Mount Elizabeth took Madam Lee Siew Yuen and her husband Eng Chiet Shoong to the Strata Titles Board (STB) after the unit owners claimed they were not responsible for repairing cracks in the ceiling above their kitchen and bedroom toilet. However, Justice Tan Siong Thye found in the couple's favour, after their lawyers argued that the beams are part of the common property. The saga began in 2012 when their contractor discovered cracks in beams hidden in the false ceiling of the 41-year-old build...

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