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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 | 2018-09-28T08:46:12+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Council's obligations, Data protection, Law|0 Comments

Compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act

What should MCSTs do? Since coming into force, the Personal Data Protection Act (2012) which the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) oversees, has resulted in discussions as to what it is, what it entails and how organisations should prepare themselves for it. What is the Personal Data Protection Act? Personal data refers to data

By | 2018-08-31T17:24:07+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Council's obligations, Law|Tags: , |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

Neighbourly dispute escalates into defamation litigation

In John Robertson Gillies v Suresh Balan (also known as Sureash Balan) [2017] SGDC 324, District Judge Chiah Kok Khun chided the parties and their advisers in this civil litigation. In his judgment, he stated that what was a neighbours’ quarrel escalated into a defamation suit. "There are of course better ways to resolve neighbourly disputes other than litigation. These

By | 2018-07-22T16:54:15+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Law, Owner's Rights|Tags: , |0 Comments

Wide-ranging changes proposed by BMSM Bill

A slew of wide-ranging changes have been proposed by the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Bill 2017 read in Parliament on 1 August 2017. The BMSM Bill, a result of the Public Consultation held earlier in the year is intended to do the following: to clarify what constitutes common property; to impose new duties

By | 2018-04-17T04:44:11+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Law|Tags: |1 Comment

Important Issues in En Bloc Sales

There are several reasons why an en bloc sale or collective sale is carried out. Apart from the potential gain from the sale, for properties on 99-year leases, such a sale ensures the future redevelopment of the property before the lease runs out and the government acquires it back at zero dollars. Owner's approval

By | 2018-07-22T16:45:36+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: En Bloc, Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments