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  • India: Upkeep funds row in Ridgewood as residents accuse RWA March 20, 2017 GURUGRAM: Residents of upscale residential society Ridgewood Estate in DLF Phase 4 have filed a complaint against the RWA management committee with the district registrar of firms and societies alleging its executive members have siphoned off society maintenance funds    Read the article……………..
  • Singapore: Hot and bothered over condo’s cooling towers March 18, 2017 In 1979, Madam Yap Choo Moi moved into the Leonie Towers condominium off Orchard Road.  Over the past four decades, the businesswoman has never installed air-conditioning in her home. Instead, she has relied on the condo’s central air-con system, which is serviced by cooling towers on the rooftop.  When the vast majority of her neighbours decided to have the ageing towers dismantled last year, Madam Yap, 67, objected – and hired a lawyer to fight her case.  She won.   ...
  • Micronesia: Court dismisses Anaks lawsuit March 16, 2017 SUPERIOR Court Presiding Judge Robert Naraja has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Anaks Investors LLC or ANI owned by Allan Perez against the Anaks Ocean View Hill Saipan Homeowners Association.  Judge Naraja in his ruling stated that 1) ANI lacks authority to bring an implied constitutional cause of action under Article XII; and 2) even if ANI were allowed to bring an implied constitutional cause of action under Article XII the statute of limitations has run out.  ANI, in its ...
  • Borneo: Sheda wants draft of proposed amendments to strata title law March 7, 2017 The Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (Sheda) has asked the Land and Survey Department (LSD) to extend a draft of the proposed amendments to the Strata Title Ordinance.  This was to enable the association – a stakeholder – to be included in the consultation process before the proposal is tabled at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) and gazetted.  Sheda, in a statement yesterday, said this was among the issues discussed with newly-appointed LSD director Zaidi Mahdi during a ...
  • Thailand: Buyers of Centara Residence condo file lawsuit March 7, 2017 Miss Thailand 2000 Panadda “Boom” Wongphudee is leading a group of 157 people so upset over five years of construction delays that they filed a complaint with the DSI against the Centara Grand Residence Pattaya.  The suit says that the 157 had bought and paid for units in the project, but it was still unfinished, with work apparently halted.     Read the article………..
  • Borneo: Owners, developers advised to apply for strata titles February 28, 2017 LOCAL developers or property owners are advised to apply and register for strata titles to allow buyers to have ownership of units within buildings in hopes of spurring investments in the property market of the country.  The benefits of the application of strata titles were highlighted during a briefing on the advantages of implementing the Strata Act held at the Ministry of Development’s Betabur Hall yesterday.    Read the article…………..
  • Bahamas: Condo Complex Shut With Repairs On Hold February 24, 2017 THE Coral Beach Condominiums in Freeeport remain closed due to hurricane damage and hundreds of winter residents have not been able to come to Grand Bahama this season.  Repairs at the 200-unit complex are on hold until Condominium Association President Bruno Rufa receives permission from the Immigration Department to come and deal with the repairs.  In October and November, Mr Rufa’s attorney requested permission from the Director of Immigration William Pratt for him to be allowed entry to the country ...

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  • Japanese Condominium Bans Greetings Within the Condominium Property December 15, 2016 It was recently reported that a Japanese condominium has implemented a rule that prohibits residents from greeting each other while on the condominium property. This rule was adopted out of concern for the safety of elementary school-age children living in the condominium.  As parents were instructing their children to run away if they were greeted by strangers, it was decided that it would be better for all residents if everyone in the condominium complex refrained from extending greetings to each ...
  • Community Democracy in Cayman Islands’ Strata Corporations June 8, 2016 A recent decision of the Grand Court may affect role of developers of strata corporations in the Cayman Islands, particularly where the strata development forms part of a larger resort complex, perhaps incorporating timeshare apartments or a hotel.    Read the article…………
  • Malaysia: Fostering neighbourly spirit among strata owners May 31, 2016 KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and two other parties have joined forces to address anti-social behaviours among strata communities and teach residents their rights under the new Strata Management Act.  Read the article…………….
  • A Quick Guide to the New Abu Dhabi Strata Law May 1, 2016 For those in the real estate industry, the easiest way to understand the new Abu Dhabi strata law is to compare it with the already familiar Dubai strata law. The two Emirates’ laws, in most cases, reach the same place by similar means. For property developers and owners’ association managers working across both jurisdictions, the transition should be relatively easy provided they are alert to and comply with the differences.   Read the article………….
  • Understanding Homeowners Association Reserve Accounts (India) October 20, 2015 A significant cost, when buying a property that is part of a small common interest development, can often be the monthly or other periodic fees due to the homeowners association. A lot of homeowners mistakenly look on this money as part of their investment and while they are not entirely wrong, once the money is paid it becomes the property of the homeowners association rather than being directly linked to their property.
  • South Africa: Liquidators vs Home Owners Associations: title deed conditions are binding on liquidators April 26, 2015 In two recent cases decided in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), namely,Willow Waters Homeowners Association (Pty) Limited v KOKA NO and others ZASCA 221, the SCA was asked to consider:     Read the articles………..
  • Home ownership Rights (Philippines) March 15, 2015 MANY people living in subdivisions and villages are not aware that a law had been passed mandating the rules and regulations that have to be observed in so far as their right to organize in these subdivisions and villages is concerned.  This is where the Magna Carta of Homeowners and Homeowners Associations under Republic Act No. 9904 come in.

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