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Getting Ready for the New NRIC Guidelines

The new Advisory Guidelines for NRIC Collection will kick in on 1 September 2019. How is your condo getting along with its compliance with those Guidelines? NRIC or other national identification numbers can only be collected in compliance with a written law or where there is a need to identify a person to a

By | 2019-08-24T02:25:20+08:00 August 24th, 2019|Categories: Data protection, Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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+08:00 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+08:00 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+08:00 February 13th, 2019|Categories: Law|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+08:00 September 3rd, 2018|Categories: 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 | 2019-04-25T09:08:13+08:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Data protection, 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+08:00 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+08:00 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+08:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Law|Tags: |1 Comment