BuildSG is a national movement that encapsulates the spirit of collaboration in the transformation of the built environment sector. It underscores the collaboration among the government, unions, trade associations and chambers, industry and institutes of higher learning, all working collectively to realise an advanced and integrated built environment sector with progressive and collaborative firms well-poised for both local and global business opportunities, and providing good jobs for Singaporeans.
Find out more about the regulations pertaining to Singapore’s built environment.
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Find out more about the different aspects of the built environment and how you can play a part in our mission to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment for everyone.
This info-pack serves as an introduction to your new role as an owner of a condominium unit i.e. a subsidiary proprietor (SP). It will help you gain a better understanding of your duties, responsibilities, rights and restrictions, and provide you with knowledge on how strata titled developments (e.g. condominiums) are managed under the regulatory framework. Whether you have purchased the condo unit as a place of residence or as an investment, it is important for you to understand these concepts as they may directly affect you as a unit owner.
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All condo unit owners (i.e. subsidiary proprietors ‘SPs’) including you, are part of the Management Corporation (MC), which is formed to manage and maintain the estate. This is similar to being a stakeholder/shareholder of a company. Do note that the Management Corporation (MC) is a legal entity that can sue and be sued.
As a unit owner (i.e. subsidiary proprietor ‘SP’), it is important for you to cooperate and play an active role in the running and maintenance of the whole estate by:
Condos are managed on self-governance, facilitated by the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA). The BMSMA allows all owners (i.e. subsidiary proprietor ‘SP’) to collectively decide how best to manage the estate that they share. This means that all affairs and decisions are to be managed and resolved privately between the parties involved as they are considered private issues.
Where needed, the parties involved may escalate these issues to the appropriate channels such as tabling for discussion in a general meeting or make an application (fees apply) to the Strata Titles Boards (STB), for resolution. The STB is a tribunal set up to hear a specific list of disputes between Management Corporations (MCs) and unit owners (i.e. subsidiary proprietors ‘SPs’).
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The Guides help Management Corporations (MCs) and unit owners (i.e. subsidiary proprietors ‘SPs’) better understand and apply the provisions of the Act when managing their estates.
The guide helps council members of MCs better understand their duties and responsibilities.
This info-pack has been prepared by the Building and Construction Authority (“BCA”), and is not intended to be a legal interpretation of laws including the BMSM Act or legal advice.
Potential condominium buyers should seek professional legal advice if they wish to better understand their legal rights and duties. The Commissioner of Buildings, BCA and any other agency shall not be liable for any reliance on any information contained in this info-pack by any person.
The Construction Workforce Registration System (CWRS) is an online portal for CoreTrade and Multi-skilling registration and the renewal of Direct R1 eligibility.
OTMS allows you to register the workers for Identity Verification and to check your registration status online.
Lift and escalator owners, contractors and Specialist Professional Engineers (SPEs) can apply for and view applications for Permit to Operate (PTO) here.
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) champions the development and transformation of the built environment sector, in order to improve Singapore’s living environment. BCA oversees areas such as safety, quality, inclusiveness, sustainability and productivity, all of which, together with our stakeholders and partners, help to achieve our mission to transform the Built Environment sector and shape a liveable and smart built environment for Singapore.