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  • Malaysia: Don’t take strata by-laws lightly, urges prop management firm head September 18, 2017 Burgess Rawson Malaysia managing director Wong Kok Soo has urged owners and tenants of stratified development not to take the strata by-laws lightly as they may be breaking the law by doing so.   Read the article…………….
  • Bangkok condo’s ‘helpful’ form for tenants bringing ‘ladyboys’ to their room September 14, 2017 One Bangkok condo appears to be going the extra mile to protect their tenants by providing them with a form when they attempt to take a trans guest up to their room.  The form — and we’re not even gonna imagine the uncomfortable exchange when it’s presented — asks if the tenant is aware that their guest is trans and if they still want to invite them in. It gets even more awkward when it asks if the tenant has ...
  • Philippines: 3 perish as fire strikes Tondo neighborhood, Binondo condo September 7, 2017 Three individuals, including a three-year-old child perished when fire struck a residential area in Tondo, Manila Wednesday afternoon, and a residential building in Binondo yesterday morning.  Manila Fire Marshall Supt. Antonio Razal Jr., identified the Tondo fire casualties as Venus Liqid, around 30 to 35 years old, and three-year-old Althea Michelline Mae Diestro.  A woman also perished in the Binondo fire, which broke out at the Binondo Terrace residential building along Alvarado Street in Barangay 292, Zone 28.  Initial investigation ...
  • Malaysia: Ministry begins enforcing Strata Act with condo raids, seizure over unpaid maintenance fees September 5, 2017 The government has started raiding and seizing household items from apartment and condominium units whose owners have not paid the maintenance fees.  The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry has this year conducted six such raids in the first-ever enforcement action under the Strata Management Act 2013 ? which kicked in last July.      Read the article……………
  • South Africa: Water blow for city August 31, 2017 THE City of Tshwane must charge the homeowners association of the upmarket Blair Atholl golfing estate a special tariff for water supply as opposed to what it had been billing it for more than 10 years.  The estate, located 50km west of Pretoria near Lanseria Airport, scored the victory over the metro in a rather vast and complex case in the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, yesterday.     Read the article…………
  • Malaysia: Condo residents sue building developer and architect for allegedly not following MBPP’s guidelines August 30, 2017 A group of condominium residents in Jelutong here sued the developer and consultant architect of the building for allegedly not complying with the local council guidelines and failing to provide amenities.  Lawyer Jason Ong, who represented seven residents from Straits Garden Condominium in Jalan Tokong Batu here, said they filed a joint lawsuit at the Penang High Court.     Read the article…………….
  • India: Hazards of Living In A Golf Community August 22, 2017 We’ve all seen the images – the rolling greens, with golfers enjoying the day in the peacefulness of Mother Nature’s finest work. Perhaps you already live on the perimeter of a course in a prominent golf community or have had the pleasure of visiting friends who have bought their dream home on the green.  There are many benefits to this lifestyle. New courses and surrounding communities spring up around the country every year, much to the delight of the truly ...

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  • Fixing a Leaking Roof July 12, 2017 This article discussing fixing a leaking roof has been supplied by Paul Evans, President – Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW).  Costly and extensive damage to buildings are often the end result of a leaking roof and associated structural water ingress.  As a Registered Building Practitioner who is also a specialist in waterproofing installation, I have witnessed the devastating consequences of not fixing a leaking roof in a timely manner.    Read the article…………
  • Thailand: Condominium Disputes: Concerns for Joint Owners July 7, 2017 Condominiums have long been one of the most popular properties for people living in Thailand’s big cities. The different units in a condominium are individually owned, while common properties, such as lobby areas or swimming pools, are jointly owned by the owners of individual condominium units.  Unfortunately, disputes among joint owners (the owners of units in the building of each condominium) or between joint owners and the condominium juristic person are sometimes unavoidable. Therefore, it is prudent for joint owners ...
  • South Africa: Homeowners’ associations: Pros and cons June 13, 2017 As a homeowner in an estate or boomed-off area, a buyer may be required to join a Homeowners’ Association (HOA), which means adhering to numerous rules and regulations stipulated by the HOA.  Read the article……………
  • Special Economic Zones – Quietly Advancing Freedom And Transforming Countries April 12, 2017 Though not special economic zones in the modern sense, zones governed by special rules have existed almost as long as government itself.  The astonishing growth in SEZs over time qualifies as a revolution of sorts, but not the usual, political kind.  Instead of being imposed by domestic or foreign enemies, this revolution has come from within, allowed or even encouraged by existing authorities.  Read the article…………….
  • 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…………….

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