Yes, but he may not address the meeting (i.e. participate in the discussion), unless permission is granted by the Council to do so.

This is forbidden under the by-laws in the Second Schedule of the Building Maintenance (Strata Management) Regulations 2005. Otherwise it would result in a disorderly planting of the landscape as well as the concern arising from the neglect in the maintenance of these plants by the owners who planted them.

No. Under the by-laws in the Second Schedule of the Building Maintenance (Strata Management) Regulations 2005, this is forbidden and the drying of clothing shall only be done in the approved area and only for a reasonable period. In fact, it is not to be placed anywhere in the apartment which is visible from the outside. The approved area would be the yard designated for the purpose and only for a reasonable period.

Depends on the pet. Under the Regulations, an owner or an occupier shall not keep any animal upon his lot or the common property which may cause annoyance to other owners or occupiers. However, if the management corporation has passed a by-law specifically forbidding the keeping of specific pets, then a resident may not keep that kind of pet at all, for example specific ferocious dogs.

Any service that is shared by two or more units is common property. The water meter is the cut off point where the pipe begins to serve only one unit. Therefore it is deemed to be private property and you are responsible for its maintenance, even if it is running through common property.

f your apartment is new and within the warranty period, the waterproofing contractor is responsible for the rectification. Upon expiry of the warranty, your neighbour upstairs is responsible to rectify the defects and will bear the full cost under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act. This floor slab is within your boundary and is deemed to be private property. If he refuses to attend to the problem, a complaint may be lodged with the Strata Titles Board.

Details of the proposal must be submitted in writing to the management corporation and consent must be obtained before commencing any work.

Details of the proposal must be submitted in writing to the management corporation and consent must be obtained before commencing any work.

The by-laws or house rules of your strata scheme will probably include the hours for use of the pool. The by-laws are enforceable and must be lodged with the Commissioner of Buildings. House rules are also enforceable but they are passed at council meetings and need not be registered with the Commissioner.

You must appoint a proxy in writing using the prescribed form. The proxy should also sign the form and it should be given to the secretary at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

A visitor’s car parking area is designated for visitors. Parking by a resident is not permitted as it would deprive visitors of car parking lots. However, the management corporation may pass a resolution permitting a resident to park in the visitor’s car park lots if there is a shortage.

You may write in to the Secretary of the management corporation at any time of the year to raise issues to be discussed at the next annual general meeting. Your notice must be received well before the notice of the annual general meeting. Any notice received after the notice of AGM has been sent out will only be considered at the next AGM.

You may requisition for an extraordinary general meeting. The requisition must be sent in writing to the Secretary of the MC and is signed by owners who own more than 20% of the total share values in the estate or 25% of the total number of units in the estate. The requisition must contain specific items/issues that you wish to be deliberated at the EGM. The Secretary is then obliged to convene an EGM within 6 weeks of receipt of the requisition.

You do not have the right to attend any general meeting of the management corporation unless an owner has appointed you as their proxy.

 

Prior to the next general meeting, you should send a motion to the secretary or strata managing agent with a request that it be included on the agenda.

  • You may attend the meeting and participate in the discussions but you will not be allowed to vote. All outstanding interest must be paid at least 72 hours before the meeting and you are not allowed to pay on the spot.

You do not have the right to attend any general meeting of the management corporation unless an owner has appointed you as their proxy.