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Reinventing dormitory living: The rise of the condormitel (Philippines)

Although the condormitel concept has been around for quite a while, it is only now that condos are being aggressively marketed as such. But what exactly is a condormitel?  Read the article…………..

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SC orders to ‘take appropriate action’ on cases involving Delfin Lee

The Supreme Court has decided to take action on the plight of thousands of homeowners of subdivisions of Globe Asiatique Realty Holding Corp. (GA) in Pampanga caught in the middle of the legal battle between their developer Delfin Lee and

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Condo dweller takes VAT issue to Supreme Court (Philippines)

A RESIDENT of a Makati City condominium on Monday asked the Supreme Court to void a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Memorandum Circular imposing the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on association dues charged by the condominium building administrators.    Read

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Tenants of shuttered QC building want their stuff back

THE TENANTS of a condominium in Quezon City which was forcibly taken over by a realty company have gone to court to retrieve their belongings, as the building remained guarded and inaccessible.  Armed men of Millgos Security Agency under the

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Divisoria condo fire reaches 5th alarm

The fire that razed a commercial and residential condominium building in Divisoria, Manila on Sunday afternoon, reached fifth alarm.   Read the article………

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Philippines: It takes a village (on Facebook) to find a lost dog or fix a leaky pipe

Ermie Estialbo, a resident of BF Resort Village in Las Piñas City, had been living with the stench of household trash that remained uncollected for two weeks when she decided to take the matter into her own hands.  No, she

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Solon wants ban on condo reservation fees

A congressman from Masbate is seeking to ban requiring buyers of real estate and condominium units to pay reservation or other fees prior to their submission of documentary requirements.  Masbate 3rd District Rep. Scott Davies Lanete has filed House Bill

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West Tower condo lawyer says SC was ‘misled’ in giving FPIC pipeline clearance (Philippines)

The court was “misled.” That’s the reaction of Atty. Lorna Kapunan, West Tower condominium residents, to the Supreme Court decision Thursday giving the go-ahead to Lopez-owned First Philippine Industrial Corp. (FPIC) to resume operations of its pipeline involved in the

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Cop, neighbor shoot each other over water spat (Philippines)

AN argument over water ended in a shooting between a police officer and the acting president of a homeowners’ association in a subdivision in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City yesterday dawn.    Read more……..

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Condo association dues subject to VAT—BIR

Association dues paid by residents of condominiums are still subject to value added tax (VAT), noting that recent rules on the issue remain valid, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).       Read more…….

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Condo dues not subject to tax – court (Philippines)

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has ruled that condominium or association dues as well as other fees collected from unit owners are not subject to income tax and withholding tax.  The CTA issued this ruling in response to a

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Condominium developers tapped for gov’t socialized housing program (Philippines)

Condominium developers are being tapped to help in the government’s Urban Development and Housing Program by requiring them to allot at least five percent of their real estate for socialized housing.       Read more……..

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Opening of private roads to traffic sought

The bill shall apply to all housing subdivisions and villages situated in Metro Manila. A subdivision or village situated within Metro Manila shall open for public use at least one road within its boundaries to vehicular traffic. The use of subdivision

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Unit buyers cry fraud over New San Jose condo sale

On June 7, 2001, he made his first property investment in Metro Manila: a condominium unit he paid in full for P1.042 million. What he didn’t know at the time was that the developer he entered a contract with used

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Court steps into Makati condo builders’ dispute

A Makati City court has ordered a condominium developer to remove the barriers it put on a road that it co-owns with a neighboring project, weeks after tensions rose between their respective personnel and provoked gunshots at the work site.

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Homeowners assail annoying neighbor

Incessant barking of dogs, a mini poultry farm, and indiscriminate garbage disposal. These are but a few of the complaints of members of the Greenville Subdivision Homeowners Association (GSHA) in Barangay San Jose, this city, against whom they branded as

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Of floods, association dues and taxes

Sparing no one, torrential rains have caused inundation even within prime real estate properties such as private subdivisions and enclave housing developments. However, unlike with public property, expenses for repairs of damages and maintenance costs in private subdivisions are shared

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The Single Most Important Event in the HOA Is……

I lived in a gated community for 26 years of my life. My parents and 2 siblings still live in the same subdivision in Las Piñas City. When my family visited the subdivision last week, I learned that they will

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