Building Maintenance & Strata Management Act in Singapore

The Building Maintenance & Strata Management Act (BMSMA) was legislated on 1st April 2005 in Singapore. An initiative by the Commissioner of Buildings (COB) of the Building and Construction Authority, the BMSMA merges the Buildings and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act (BCPA) with several aspects of the Land Titles (Strata) Act (LTSA) enacted in the years 2000 and 2005, respectively. The BMSMA is geared towards empowering the management bodies of each strata development to manage and supervise the use of common property and facilities. Moreover, the managing committee of the BMSMA seeks to spearhead self-governance and self-help amongst all managing agents.

Today, strata developments are encompassed in the form of shopping centres, private condominiums, industrial facilities and project sites. They come under the control of Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) agents whose responsibilities and duties are listed under the BMSMA act in Singapore.

 In a nutshell, the BMSMA legislates for the managing bodies of strata developments in Singapore to manage common property in an effective and worthwhile manner for unit owners. It also establishes the responsibility of the managing bodies administer serviceable repair to common property. In addition, the BMSMA also authorises that the managing agents are responsible for paying personnel like security guards, technicians and plumbers to keep the facilities in working order.


 The Association of Strata Managers (ASM) is a platform which protects the rights and interests of managing agents. Also, it provides a platform for managing agents in Singapore to interact through exchanges of knowledge.

Furthermore, the ASM also conducts several workshops and programmes. Our Strata Management Course gives participants a comprehensive understanding of the roles and managing agents in strata developments based on the legislation passed by the Building Maintenance & Strata Management Act in Singapore.

Contact ASM Secretariat for more information at 6679 7799.