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.
Thinking of buying and staying in a condominium? The roles and responsibilities are different from staying in an HDB flat or landed property. It is important for first-time condominium buyers to fully understand the considerations of owning a condominium unit, before purchasing one.
In cases of neighbourly disputes, all affairs and disputes between you and your neighbour or management council are private affairs. If you are unable to privately resolve disputes or arguments between the involved parties, the parties should escalate the matter to the Strata Titles Boards for resolution.
Government agencies are not empowered to compel the actions of individuals in these private affairs, unless offences are committed or where public health and safety are compromised.
As a condo owner, you will have to manage potential neighbourly disputes and conflicts privately.
Possible restrictions may include noise curfews, pets, parking or even features such as the installation of balcony grilles. Therefore, you may wish to consider if you are comfortable living in a place where democratic decisions are made and where the majority may or may not agree with your views.
It is important to bear in mind that there may be possible increase in monthly contributions as part of a regular review. For example, when there are unexpected repairs or when certain ‘complimentary’ services become payable beyond a fixed period (e.g. shuttle bus services). In addition, maintenance and repairs to common property may not be carried out immediately upon request as these often depend on the processes in place to effect the works, as well as the urgency of the works.
Do consider if you are able to accept increases in your monthly fees should part of the common property in your estate require urgent repairs or due to increasing maintenance costs over time.
This guide 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 guide 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.