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An Afternoon of Engagement on PDPC Guidelines and BMSMA Changes

Another MCSTGuru Best Practices in MCST Management series was held on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at the Hive at Lavender with support from IMDA.  About 70 attendees representing owners, council members, managing agents, and other stakeholders listened to two expert seminars and then participated in a lively Q&A that had to be cut short

MCSTGuru Best Practices in Condominium Management Series New PDPC Guidelines and BMSMA Changes: Impact on MCSTs

Dear MCST member, We'd like to warmly invite you to our upcoming event in May! This event, hosted by MCSTGuru with support from the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), is designed to help MCSTs to better understand the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA). Amendments to the Building Maintenance & Strata Management Act, Cap 30C (BMSMA) have also come into operation recently

By | 2019-04-25T09:07:00+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Data protection, Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

PDPC issues Personal Data Advisory Guidelines for MCSTs

On 11 March 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) issued a set of Advisory Guidelines for Managing Corporations (“Guidelines”). Developed in consultation with the Building and Construction Authority (“BCA”), these Guidelines provide guidance to management corporations of strata title plans (“MCST”) on the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). The Guidelines clarify how

By | 2019-03-26T10:54:39+00:00 March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Data protection, Law|Tags: |0 Comments

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017 comes into effect on 1 February 2019

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) issued a circular on 3 December 2018 regarding the commencement of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017 (“Amendment Act”) on 1 February 2019. The commencement date of 1 February 2019 applies to all provisions, with the exception of those relating to: the appointment of the

By | 2019-02-14T13:35:21+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Categories: Law|Tags: |0 Comments

Condominium Maintenance Requirements in Singapore

In Singapore, condominium operators (e.g. Management Corporation Strata Titles, condominium building owners) are required to adhere to certain standards with regards to the maintenance requirements of condominiums under their charge to comply to government regulations. Respective licenses are to be obtained with regards to different aspects of condominium operation. Commencing an unlicensed operation will

By | 2018-11-27T18:37:34+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |1 Comment

How to Deal with Water Seepage in Car Parks

Water seepage is one of the many challenges condo managements have to deal with. Water seepage leads to problems such as peeling paint. However, it could be a sign of even bigger problems that require solutions that are more than just re-painting. Paint peeling off regularly in car parks as a result

By | 2018-10-31T07:39:46+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: Car Parks, Maintenance, Painting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Data Protection Guidelines on Use of NRIC

The Personal Data Protection Commission has issued their Advisory Guidelines on the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) for NRIC and Other National Identification Numbers. The guidelines, issues on 31 August 2018, will be fully implemented on 1 September 2019. This is to give organisations time adjust their existing business practices. In summary, the guidelines

By | 2019-04-25T09:07:39+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Data protection, Law|0 Comments

MCSTGuru Best Practices in Condominium Management Series Insurance and Safety for MCSTs: What council members need to know

MCSTGuru was pleased to host the second seminar in the “Best Practices in Condominium Management” series on Friday 11 May from 6:30 - 8:30pm.  The four panelists, Lim Tong Chuan, Jonathan Lim, Mohamed Nazem Suki, and Rex Yeap, each offered useful tips and perspectives on issues related to managing safety and risk for MCSTs.

By | 2018-05-22T03:28:50+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Event, Insurance, Law, Safety|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Security Industry Transformation Map

The Security Industry Transformation Map was announced on 13 February 2018. The Security ITM, led by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), seeks to transform the industry from one that is manpower-reliant, to one that leverages technology and raises skills to deliver high-quality security solutions. There are currently about 240 security agencies in Singapore, 600

By | 2018-07-22T16:20:40+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Government Incentives, Security|Tags: , |0 Comments

Liberalisation of the Electricity Market in Singapore: A Price Comparison

Singapore's electricity market heralded in a new era on 1 April 2018. A total of 14 new retailers have entered into the retail electricity market to offer competitive price plans to consumers in Singapore. Prior to this, consumers could only purchase from the Singapore Power Group (SP). Those residing in premises with postal codes

By | 2018-07-22T16:35:11+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Electricity|Tags: |0 Comments