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Old 10-10-2019, 06:11 PM   #1
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What to do if resident refuse to remove structure after told by MCST?

My condo got some resident installed lourve windows at balcony and seal up whole balcony without approval and was told to remove it. Resident blatantly refused even after BCA notified. Legal actions need to have vote to use sinking funds and likely to drag for months.

Curious what else can be done other than legal action? Msct seems toothless end of the day?
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:05 PM   #2
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Does it change the facade look significantly? If not much, let it go. Let people enjoy.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:14 PM   #3
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It's all about relative value analysis

If the cost of legal action is more than the expected devaluation (if any) of the development...I guess everyone will definitely vote against?
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:20 PM   #4
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This is a strata titles board issue, but the question is.. is this the only unit doing it or the existing building is already messed up by earlier units?

https://www.singaporelawwatch.sg/Hea...liding-windows
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:51 PM   #5
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If MCST takes legal actions, the residents will just say it is for safety. What if the judge overwrite BCA?

Live and let live. U ownself also install the windows and enjoy some air con in your balcony ok?
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I installed sliding louvres doors at my balconies too
Money well spent coz it keeps the rain and dust away
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:45 AM   #7
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Tbh it looks pretty ugly cos it looks like one of those metal shutters of an old school shophouse. But I think a lot of residents unhappy coz it supposingly increase GFA unfairly for this one unit.

Then u start to see others installing awnings etc without approval and when asked to remove, they will say they only remove when xxx unit remove the enclosures
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:27 PM   #8
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BCA care meh.. if you look at the BCA website, these are probably minor structural work that do not need approval.

https://www.bca.gov.sg/StructuralPlan/asp_02.html
Installation of any roller shutter or grilled door.

So it is the owner against the MCST
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:02 PM   #9
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No idea. Cos it's penthouse unit so maybe scared it fall off hit someone? I don't really bother la but just wondering what the mcst powers are. So they are just like CASE lah, toothless tiger

BCA care meh.. if you look at the BCA website, these are probably minor structural work that do not need approval.

https://www.bca.gov.sg/StructuralPlan/asp_02.html
Installation of any roller shutter or grilled door.

So it is the owner against the MCST
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BCA care meh.. if you look at the BCA website, these are probably minor structural work that do not need approval.

https://www.bca.gov.sg/StructuralPlan/asp_02.html
Installation of any roller shutter or grilled door.

So it is the owner against the MCST
BCA is a useless function. All they will suggest is to go STB, which you have to pay $500 out front.
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:11 AM   #11
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BCA care meh.. if you look at the BCA website, these are probably minor structural work that do not need approval.

https://www.bca.gov.sg/StructuralPlan/asp_02.html
Installation of any roller shutter or grilled door.

So it is the owner against the MCST
BCA will care if the structure increases the GFA.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:48 AM   #12
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Both not agreeable then go to court, make the lawyers happy.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:34 AM   #13
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My condo got some resident installed lourve windows at balcony and seal up whole balcony without approval and was told to remove it. Resident blatantly refused even after BCA notified. Legal actions need to have vote to use sinking funds and likely to drag for months.

Curious what else can be done other than legal action? Msct seems toothless end of the day?
Mcst can fine the owner. And if the owner don't/refuse to pay, mcst can lodge a caveat on his/her property. Next time cannot sell the unit until he/she settles all the fines
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:52 AM   #14
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Mcst can fine the owner. And if the owner don't/refuse to pay, mcst can lodge a caveat on his/her property. Next time cannot sell the unit until he/she settles all the fines
Can also remove access cards...
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:18 AM   #15
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Need to get the bylaws in place first at the AGM.

I believe MCST do not hv the power to impose fines or penalties but can impose service fees to deter non compliance.

https://cos.sg/blog-post/fines-v-fee...u-break-rules/

But having said that.. u need a MCST with LKY type of determination to get things done.
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