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  • SC orders to ‘take appropriate action’ on cases involving Delfin Lee April 6, 2016 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 the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund).     Read the article…………
  • Condo dweller takes VAT issue to Supreme Court (Philippines) February 15, 2016 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 the article………….
  • Tenants of shuttered QC building want their stuff back December 27, 2015 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 employ of Laverne Realty and Development Corp. seized Kaimo Building at 101 Quezon Ave. in October.    Read the article………..
  • Divisoria condo fire reaches 5th alarm December 20, 2015 The fire that razed a commercial and residential condominium building in Divisoria, Manila on Sunday afternoon, reached fifth alarm.   Read the article………
  • Philippines: It takes a village (on Facebook) to find a lost dog or fix a leaky pipe September 27, 2015 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 did not make an angry call to a local government official. Instead, the PR practitioner posted her complaint on the Facebook page of the BF Resort Village Homeowners Association.     Read the article………….

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  • Condo Fire Awareness The devastating fire in London’s Grenfell Tower a few weeks ago put the focus on safety measures in residential buildings. Questions about the structure’s recent refurbishing, safety features, and policies for residents during emergencies continue to emerge. Many dwellers and experts say stricter measures could have saved many lives and caused less damage to property.   Read the article……………
  • Homeowners associations’ dues The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), the government office that regulates land use, housing development and homeowners associations (HOA), recently issued guidelines on the dues, fees and contributions that HOA may collect from their members.  The collection of funds from residents of gated communities, housing subdivisions and residential condominiums is often a bone of contention between HOA officials and their members.    Read the article…………….
  • Philippines: Increase in QC real property taxes puzzles homeowners’ associations Members of the Quezon City Homeowners Association have not anticipated the increase in real property taxes in Quezon City.  That is why the Supreme Court’s order to suspend the implementation of said increase is a big of relief for them.  “The taxation is really exorbitant because there are some areas that are complaining. Homeowners associations that belong to us, their tax has been 500%. If you look at mine it’s 67%,” said Alliance of QC-HOA president, Gloria Soriano as she ...
  • Homeowners’ group can declare non-paying member delinquent Dear PAO, I am one of the officers of our homeowners’ association. Lately, there are members who refuse to pay the association dues, yet they still demand their right as a member. We could only guess that their refusal to pay the dues is because they failed to win in the recent election of officers of the association. May I know what action can we take against them?    Read the Q&A…………..
  • Facts about condo buying in the Philippines I’ve run into a few people recently who have asked me if people from Guam can buy a condo in the Philippines.  The answer is yes, Guamanians can buy condos in the Philippines because Philippine law allows for foreigners, or non-Filipino citizens, to own condominiums.   Read the article………….

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