- POSTED: 25 Sep 2013 14:22
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Singaporeans can give more feedback on proposed amendments to be made to the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA).
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans can give more feedback on proposed amendments to be made to the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA).
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said since the act impacts all strata property owners, it is conducting a second public consultation exercise. This is because it wants to hear from as many views as possible before the proposed legislative changes are finalised.
All feedback can be submitted to BCA online, or via post, fax or email by October 31.
The BCA said that in its first public consultation exercise in the past year, it received over 2,000 responses. The consultation consisted of an online survey, face-to-face interviews, a town hall session, a focus group review panel, written correspondences and emails.
BCA has consolidated the feedback into a proposed list of amendments to achieve three broad objectives. These are: better governance and transparency over how the strata development is run, higher competency and professionalism of managing agents, and more clarity and understanding of rules.
BCA said the proposed amendments will enhance the self-governing framework by giving the management corporations (MCSTs) more empowerment to carry out their duties and responsibilities.
The proposed amendments will also make it compulsory for all managers or managing agents to undergo specific training to beef up their knowledge and skills in providing advice to the management corporations.