Date: 12 December 2018, Author: KC Vijayan, Source: ST


Brief: A Management Corporation (MC) had taken the owner to court to pay for damages of $344,000 as the tenant had encroached on common walkway space based a breach of the condo by-law, however the Judicial Commissioner Dedar Singh Gill said there was no provision under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA) for the MC to make such a by-law. Instead, the BMSMA provides for MCs to recover damages arising from breaches of by-laws by applying to the court.